Quarterdeck is a free quarterly e-journal-edited by George Jepson-for fans of historical fiction and covering news from McBooks Press and all other publishers, authors, and artists. Click here to see the latest issue, back issues, or to subscribe.

Publishing Schedule

The Matty Graves Novels
The Matty Graves novels are sea adventures set in Age of Fighting Sail which chronicle the life of a young officer during the early years of the U.S. Navy. The action takes place in the Caribbean during the Quasi War—an undeclared naval conflict with France that hotted up in 1798 and petered out in 1801. There were a couple of significant frigate duels, but most of the action involved snatching up each other's merchantmen and suppressing privateers—which isn't to say it was dull. When you send out a bunch of young men with guns and swords and tell them to have at it, there's bound to be blood for breakfast some days.

See Details for Individual Series Books

3 Volumes
1. No Quarter 2. The War of Knives 3. Peter Wicked

Order Individual Series Books

"[Campbell's] combination of historical accuracy, characterization and human drama is captivating, and the story is fast paced." --The Historical Novels Review

There is a clear sense of place and period, and the mix of characters is so convincingly drawn that you feel you could sit down and talk to them yourself.” —Jay Worrall, author of Sails on the Horizon and Any Approaching Enemy

"Eventful and enjoyable. What distinguishes this series from other naval adventure novels is its mixed-race protagonist." --Library Journal
*Use 'Add Set to Cart' button to order either full or partial sets. Remove unwanted books, if any, from shopping cart before placing order. Trade paperbacks supplied whenever available. 30% discount applied to all orders.