The Kaiser's Navigator PDF/EPUB ß The Kaiser's Epub

The Kaiser's Navigator PDF/EPUB ß The Kaiser's Epub

The Kaiser's Navigator ❴Reading❵ ➶ The Kaiser's Navigator Author Scott Chapman – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Crushed in the Antarctic ice, the wreck of a ship lies seven thousand miles away from where it was reported lost over a century ago Nearby, the bodies of her passengers and crew wait entombed, frozen Crushed in the Antarctic ice, the wreck of a ship lies seven thousand miles away from where it was reported lost over a century The Kaiser's Epub / ago Nearby, the bodies of her passengers and crew wait entombed, frozen in time The lost ship is now at the centre of an international race against time played out against the tense backdrop of the South Atlantic as Britain and Argentina jostle for ownership of the seas around the Falkland Islands Peter Sparke, an international crisis manager, is brought in to uncover the truth behind the fate of the ship and the enigma of how the life of one young officer of the Kaiser s navy a century ago holds the key to the truth.


10 thoughts on “The Kaiser's Navigator

  1. Tom Williams Tom Williams says:

    You re supposed to declare any interests on Goodreads, so here goes I got a free copy of The Templar Vaul t when it came out and, following my review, I did have a brief correspondence with the author When I asked for a freebie of The Kaiser s Navigator , I didn t realise that this was a sequel to The Templar Vault , nor did I remember that I had written to the author.Scott Chapman has a nice writing style for a thriller writer His work is pacey and easy to read It carried me along with n You re supposed to declare any interests on Goodreads, so here goes I got a free copy of The Templar Vaul t when it came out and, following my review, I did have a brief correspondence with the author When I asked for a freebie of The Kaiser s Navigator , I didn t realise that this was a sequel to The Templar Vault , nor did I remember that I had written to the author.Scott Chapman has a nice writing style for a thriller writer His work is pacey and easy to read It carried me along with no trouble.As with The Templar Vault , there are two parallel stories one set in the present day where the protagonist, Peter Sparke, has been hired to discover the wreckage of an Argentine research ship from the early 20th century and one set just before the First World War when a German naval vessel originally discovered the wreck The modern story has a sketchy sub plot involving the Falkland Islands, while the story about the German naval expedition follows the subsequent career of the navigator as he is captured in World War I and returns to Germany to see the start of what would turn into Nazism.It s a good thing that Chapman is such a fluent writer, because this disguises rather a confused plot The problem is that none of the characters really do very much Peter Sparke has been made CEO of a German company that hires out what is essentially troubleshooting expertise Much is made of his boredom organising the office furniture and that is because it is essentially quite boring Chapman sexes things up with some high tech computers but, such is the speed of development of technical wizardry, that these failed to impress me Voice recognition and remote access are readily available to us all, so why should we be excited by them The navigator s experiences areinteresting, though the best bits have nothing to do with navigation There is widespread ignorance in the UK about what exactly was going on in Germany after the end of the Great War My own interest doesn t really start until the 1930s, so I can t swear to the accuracy of Chapman s narrative, but I found it convincing As a bit of historical writing, it s excellent, but the navigator is rather a passive figure This element of the book is quite short and might well work better as a non fiction article.In the end, Sparke s high tech expedition finds the wreck Frankly, it was always going to, so there was no tension whatsoever there The navigator dies in the great influenza pandemic Then, abruptly, the story ends.I d like to give this 3.5 stars The quality of the writing and the interest of some of the subject matter makes it better than merely OK The lack of narrative thrust or any kind of tension in the plotting means that it doesn t really deserve four stars but, given the crudeness of five star rating systems, this is what it s going to have to get


  2. Sandy from Alaska Colón Sandy from Alaska Colón says:

    I received this book as a giveaway from the Historical Fictionistas group.I enjoyed the book The story is told through two different story lines The first is about Opitz, a German soldier in WWI who is sent to Antartica and discovers a ship wreck The second story line takes place during modern times and is about Peter Sparke attempts to find this ship.Since I had won The Kaiser s Navigator from the Historical Fictionistas group I had thought the book was Historical Fiction Although there are I received this book as a giveaway from the Historical Fictionistas group.I enjoyed the book The story is told through two different story lines The first is about Opitz, a German soldier in WWI who is sent to Antartica and discovers a ship wreck The second story line takes place during modern times and is about Peter Sparke attempts to find this ship.Since I had won The Kaiser s Navigator from the Historical Fictionistas group I had thought the book was Historical Fiction Although there are references to WWI, I would not classify it as HF I would classify it as Adventure Thriller


  3. Karen Pink Karen Pink says:

    The story of the Kaiser s Navigator is really a kind of whodunit and I chose to read it because I d read the previous book The Templar Vault and was pleased to see the return of Peter Sparke As it happens it was as enjoyable as the previous book and I m kind of hoping to seeof Peter Sparke as he s a character I find very engaging Definitely worth reading.


  4. bill robinson bill robinson says:

    Very nice read.Very nice read.Readlike a historical book than fiction I m stringy with stars but gave this book four I will be readingMr Chapman s tales.


  5. Helen Helen says:

    Oh dear I really wanted to like this book because I paid good money for it and it s a theme I love Antarctic exploration Unfortunately the writing is so dull, characterization non existent I even questioned the author s research eg the skiers spread out when they travel across the snow all skiers I know follow the tracks of the first person Sorry the idea was good for the book but I couldn t enjoy the writing


  6. John Karlson John Karlson says:

    Good read, worth your timeEnjoyed this story Good plot, great characters, and pretty good writing Recommend it and look forward to the next one.


  7. Paul Shapiro Paul Shapiro says:

    Fast readGood story, even though it goes back and forth through time, easy to follow Will continue to read Sparke adventures.


  8. Deborah Deborah says:

    OMG if you have an interest in the Templar s, this series is an absolute must read


  9. Carl Carl says:

    I purchased The Kaiser s Navigator for my Kindle as I thoroughly enjoyed Scott Chapman s first Sparke novel The Templar Vault it was engrossing and a quick read So I wanted to continue following his main character, Peter Sparke, an international crisis manager So far in this series, Chapman s plot style seems to be the weaving of two related stories one historical and one in the present In The Kaiser s Navigator, the first is about Opitz, a German sailor in WWI who while in Antarctica I purchased The Kaiser s Navigator for my Kindle as I thoroughly enjoyed Scott Chapman s first Sparke novel The Templar Vault it was engrossing and a quick read So I wanted to continue following his main character, Peter Sparke, an international crisis manager So far in this series, Chapman s plot style seems to be the weaving of two related stories one historical and one in the present In The Kaiser s Navigator, the first is about Opitz, a German sailor in WWI who while in Antarctica accidentally discovers an old ship wreck The second story line is during modern times it follows our hero Peter Sparke who works to resolve a forthcoming problem between two nations about mineral rights in the Arctic.Thus, Peter Sparke, is brought in to uncover the truth behind the fate of the old ship and the enigma of how the life of one young officer of the Kaiser s navy a century ago holds the key to the truth Although it starts a little slowly, once you read in a few chapters, you will have trouble turning out the light His characterization is good, and you begin to care about the characters thus, it keeps you one the edge of your bed trying to go to sleep and thinking Just onechapter Still, it was not quite as good as the first one and the ending left me a little flat once I got there, thus 4 stars instead of 5 stars Regardless, I look forward to readingof Peter Sparke s series by Scott Chapman, and I certainly do recommend them to you


  10. Mike Mike says:

    Author Scott Chapman has crafted a good adventure historical fiction story with some suspense and mystery woven through it I did not realize that this was the second in a series so obviously it works perfectly well as a stand alone Told in a very readable narrative that switches back and forth with one chapter focusing on the title navigator in the World War I era, and the next focusing on a crisis management expert in the present day and then back again and so forth If not done well this kin Author Scott Chapman has crafted a good adventure historical fiction story with some suspense and mystery woven through it I did not realize that this was the second in a series so obviously it works perfectly well as a stand alone Told in a very readable narrative that switches back and forth with one chapter focusing on the title navigator in the World War I era, and the next focusing on a crisis management expert in the present day and then back again and so forth If not done well this kind of narrative can be confusing and hard to follow not the case with The Kaiser s Navigator It is a fun, easy read.My only real quible is that the last few chapters seemed a bit rushed, but that could easily have beenmy fault as a reader, hurrying to see how it would all tie up, rather than any issue with the writing itself I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the genre I intend to seek out the rest in the series at some point NOTE The Kaiser s Navigator was provided to me free by the author in exchange for an honest review No promises were requested or given as to whether said review would be good, bad or indifferent, only that it would be my honest opinion And it is


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