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When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about  pirates. Some of these may be of interest to naval fiction fans so I am adding them to this index. If you are interested in purchasing any, and direct links are not provided from the book, please visit and search the online stores.

The Pirate Captain: Chronicles of a Legend

1753

"I am Nathanael J. E. Blackthorne, the pirate captain. Please, reserve your accolades regarding me fame and conquests for another time. During the year of our lord 1753, I was sailing the West Indies, minding the oars in me own boat, pursuing me sole purpose in life: to disrupt the unholy alliance of two corrupt men, to destroy their lives as they destroyed mine. I mistakenly kidnap Catherine Mackenzie—wrong person, easy mistake, you understand—and me life went arsey-turvey. Having lost hearth and heart to the Jacobite War, and wanted for war crimes, Cate has the grit and savvy to have survived years destitute and alone in the cesspool known as London. When arrest seems imminent, Cate, through whose eyes this story is told, buys passage on the first ship away. Now, Cate desires but one thing: a place to belong. Alas, if it were only that simple. This is a story of scarred and blinded people. It's the story of trust, or rather, the lack of. It's the story of loss of faith and the disbelief that Providence might ever smile again. Have you the courage to join us?"

The Pirate Captain: Chronicles of a Legend

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Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan

 

The infamous Jolly Roger and her captor, the Triumph, rock in the violent waves of a passing storm. Deep within the hull of the British flagship, Admiral Charles Price records the life of Captain Hook in shocking detail. How did James Hook come into a life of piracy? What is his connection to the Jolly Roger, the Royal Navy, and Neverland? Why does he hate Peter Pan?

This prequel to the iconic novel, Peter Pan, written by J. M. Barrie, records the life of the man who becomes the symbol for piracy around the world. Captain James Hook was a man before he became a legend and a boy before he became a man. These are his tales, as he tells them.

Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan

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Cross of Fire

 

The pirate Olivier Levasseur, 'the Buzzard', has captured the greatest ship ever to sail the high seas, the Virgin of the Cape, a Portuguese ship carring a solid gold cross seven metres long. The Fiery Cross of Goa. Levasseur is hiding somewhere in the Indian Ocean, but Patrick Devlin is on his tail. However, Devlin's former master, and bitter enemy, John Coxon, has been sent to kill him . . .

Cross of Fire sees Devlin traverse Guinea and the slave coasts of Africa and the pirate islands of the Seychelles with the Royal Navy blocking his path, his old pirate enemies hunting him and his murderous former master hot on his heels.

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Ripples in the Sand

 

Approaching England's North Devon Coast Captain Jesamiah Acorne is worried. A Royal Navy frigate is trailing in his wake and Sea Witch has a hidden cache of brandy and indigo aboard. His instinct is to hoist full sail and flee, but he cannot attract attention, for his wife, Tiola, is ill and getting worse. She says the sea is affecting her, but Jesamiah has never seen seasickness like this before - is it something worse; something to do with her being a white witch perhaps?

Like an approaching storm, his worries get deeper, darker and more sinister.

Tiola's brother, Ben, is in gaol, arrested for smuggling. At a loss of how to help him, opportunity comes in the unexpected form of Sir Ailie Doone - the last of the notorious Doone family of Exmoor. He offers Jesamiah a highly secret but lucrative commission to go to Spain and bring back to England a man who will lead a Jacobite rebellion. It seems an ideal solution, but first Jesamiah must break young Ben out of gaol. Once escaped from the threat of the gallows, the boy can sail with Jesamiah on the Sea Witch leaving Tiola ashore to recover in peace.

Except, being captured and interrogated by the Spanish and meeting with an old friend, the beautiful English spy Francesca, is not part of Jesamiah's plan. Once again he is in danger of losing his fidelity, his freedom and maybe even his life.

Tiola meanwhile, has her own fears to face. Why is the ethereal spirit of the sea, Tethys, so determined to have Jesamiah for her own? To save him, Tiola must find a way to recall her previous lives and discover why events of the past have influenced the hatreds of the present.

Like ripples in the sand blending together when disturbed, she must influence the fragile ripples of time.

Ripples in the Sand

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Ghost Waves

1846

In the winter of 1846, the ship Brooklyn leaves New York City for a 26,000 mile voyage around South America to Honolulu, and to the final destination, San Francisco.

Off the coast of Brazil, four teenage passengers inadvertently fall overboard, finding themselves alone and stranded in dangerous waters. While struggling to survive, they are pulled into a desperate contest with the most feared pirate in the South Pacific.

Ready for a swashbuckling pirate chase around the Caribbean? Ghost Waves will deliver!

"The Dove? That's Captain Vanessa Scrimshaw's ship, and she's ruthless. She's the one I was telling you about. Cut that poor bloke's tongue out. I've heard tales about her ever since signing on with the Brooklyn. Once, I was told, she commandeered a French ship, tied the captain to the mast and made the crew watch as she quartered him. She especially hates the French. She'll cut you open and let your guts drop to the ground while you're still alive."

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The Devil's Fire

 

The waters of the Caribbean run red in this brutal tale of revenge and deception set during the closing years of piracy! Katherine Lindsay, a timid young woman from London, must contend with an ambitious pirate captain who has murdered her husband and taken her hostage aboard his fearsome ship, Harbinger. As Lindsay grows accustomed to life among pirates, she finds it increasingly difficult to resist her attraction to their wayward lifestyle and the thrill of high-seas adventure. But the memory of her dead husband weighs heavily on her conscience, and her swelling guilt may prove to be the ultimate undoing of her kidnappers. Pirate lovers will find no shortage of treachery, cutlass duels, ship-to-ship battles, buried treasure and much, much more.

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