"I was privileged to receive an advanced copy ofAt Drake's Command
, which tells the story of a young cook who joins an expedition under Francis Drake.... I highly recommend it."
--Reviewed by David Hayes in HistoricNavalFiction.com
"I really enjoyed reading this book. It is incredibly well written, and the subject matter is very interesting. It's a very quick read, and it's also historically educational. I'm also going to say that the ending caught me completely by surprise. I never saw it coming, and it blew my mind. The entire book was really good, but the ending just put it over the top."
--Military Dad Blog
"The reader is treated to several wonderful characters--some historical, others fictional--in this opening chapter.... Whether a main character or a secondary character, Hill has given the reader excellent first impressions of them all. Finally, the ending of this chapter is outstanding. It will definitely encourage the reader to turn the page."
--The Book Connection, First Chapter Review
"Hill is in good company with C.S. Forester and Patrick O’Brien"
--Adventures of Maritime History
"This is a beautiful, beautiful novel.... If you are fond of sea adventure or pirates ... this is a book that deserves your attention."
--Half-Filled Attic"At Drake's Command is a choice pick for those who like the old seafaring adventures."
-- Midwest Book Review
" ... this is an absorbingly faithful reconstruction of what it must have been like to serve on one of ...