The Storm Set

The Storm Set is the two-book collection first published by NavPress and now reissued by N.I.P.I. and Storm Warriors International Press. Both Storm Warriors and Storm Survivors offer gripping lifeboat-rescuing adventure in the historical age of 1800s storm and sail off of the coast of England when most of the available resource and technology consisted of nothing less than raw courage, naked grit and self-sacrificing heroics – with a dash of romance for good measure.

The Story Behind the Story

In 2007, NavPress published Nappa’s original historical fiction novel, Storm Warriors. It went well and resulted in the founding of an International not-for-profit organization (Storm Warriors International) devoted to inspiring people to get involved rescuing others. The book is based on true-life rescues in the 1800s and the invention of the first unsinkable lifeboat in England. It remains an exciting read enjoyed by many avid readers but also by an increasing number of people inspired by humanitarian works and themes. Indeed, the book prompts a larger question: What does it take for anyone to risk his or her life for others?

NavPress requested a sequel although Nappa had not initially intended one. After further research, he ultimately wrote a story about Sir William Hillary and his continuation of the lifesaving tradition from the Isle of Man in the years following the original story. Today, Storm Survivors stands on its own as a moving historical novel that inspires readers to reconsider how genuine success might be defined. Many end up adding both books to their library so N.I.P.I. has packaged the two-book set as shown here.

Reviews for Storm Warriors

Inspiring!! A call to action in your own life. It has been a long time since I have picked up a book that touches my heart so deeply that I am inspired to make changes in my own life. From the very beginning Jon Nappa captures your senses. So descriptive, I felt as if I were on the rocking ships and sharing an ale with the Storm Warriors at Cannon’s! I went from crying to cheering as I read this book without being able to set it down. In my opinion, the greatest accomplishment in the writing of this book is the question you are led to ask yourself. It is the same question Lionel Lukin asked, “Must it be that only by suffering personal tragedy will a man at last be moved to answer the cries around him?” (pg. 226) As I set it down, tears in my eyes, I realized that I must personally be a Storm Warrior and reach out to people who need me. We can all make a difference! With highest recommendation, I urge you to pick up this book and become absorbed in it!

— Amanda M. Wilkinson

Storm Warriors, based on real people and events, transports you back to a time in England’s history when man was dependent upon ships as a primary source of transportation. The book tells a story about a man who loses his family at sea and inspires a community to rally together to save other people from the perils of the Goodwin Sands. Through vivid, captivating narrative, a tragedy blooms into a fascinating tale of redemption. Jon Nappa inspires you to “shine your light” and embrace our world through grace and love.

— Anna Smith

Storm Warriors ROCKS!Two words; impressed and touched.I just finished reading Storm Warriors and though it took a few minutes to get the tears to stop, I have to tell you I am 1) Impressed with the skills of the author…I was captivated from the beginning and looked forward with great anticipation each and every time I found the time to read more. 2) The story of Lionel Lukin, his loss, his success, his miracle was deeply touching, and the story within the story of Arthur and Edward was equally touching.”…brought here on a coach of your own making does this night come the answer to the ache of your broken heart.” Simply amazing work Mr. Nappa….amazing indeed.I’m anxious to read the next installment.

— Michael Conner