AOS Pirate Fiction
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.
- By F. Van Wyck Mason
A fictionalised account of the life of Henry Morgan, covering his attacks on Spanish possessions in the Caribbean, rewarded by his Knighthood and the governorship of Jamaica.
- By F. Van Wyck Mason
Ex US Navy officer, Captain Amos Trent of the merchant ship Medea has his gun crew impressed by a Royal Navy warship. As a result he is unable to defend the ship when he is attacked by Barbary pirates and he and the crew along with their passengers are captured.
To save himself and his passengers from a life of slavery Trent feigns conversion to Islam so he can become one of the corsairs.
- By Edward Chupack
Fever-ridden, raving, and trapped in a cabin on his own ship, Long John Silver is on his way towards England and the hangman's noose. But Silver vows to exact revenge upon his captor by disclosing their secrets in a journal. This book is that journal.Silver's stories parallel Treasure Island (and include new characters like Edward Peach, Silver's mate, and Solomon, a man fleeing the Spanish repression), giving us the "true story" of Silver's life - from his childhood as a starving street urchin in Bristol's back alleys, to his ascent, via murder, to pirate captain. We witness his global quest to unravel a string of ciphers and find the world's greatest treasure, and his ultimate betrayal by the man he has treated like a son.But that's not all; for Silver's legacy is his treasure, and within his pages he hides a code that locates it - if the reader dares look.
The Black Buccaneer
- By Stephen W. Meader
Jeremy's father helped him drive the sheep into the rude pen on the island off the coast of Maine, and then hurried to return to his colonial clearing on the mainland. "I sort of hate to leave you here alone," he said, "but I'll be back this time tomorrow." Before "this time tomorrow" the boy had been carried away by pirates who had been using the island as a base. A perilous trip follows to the West Indies, rough and lonesome for the boy until the son of a man prominent in the Carolinas is captured. Their attempts to escape and their trip overland to Maine complete the story. As thrilling a tale of piracy as any boy could desire.
Flint and Silver
- By John Drake
Book 1: Treasure Island series
Pirates of the Carribean meets Flashman in this rip-roaring, hugely entertaining prequel to Treasure Island John Silver had never killed a man. Until now, charisma, sheer size and, when all else failed, a powerful pair of fists, had been enough to see off his enemies. But on a smouldering deck off the coast of Madagascar, his shipmates dead or dying all around him, his cutlass has just claimed the lives of six pirates.
Pieces of Eight
- By John Drake
Book 2: Treasure Island series
The second in the rip-roaring adventure series of 'Treasure Island' prequels for fans of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Once comrades-in-arms, now sworn enemies, Joseph Flint and Long John Silver have a score to settle. Marooned on a remote Caribbean island with his loyal crew and a fortune in buried treasure, Silver awaits the return of the man who left him there. In order to defeat Silver and claim the island back as his, Flint will need to raise an army -- no easy feat for the man most wanted by the Royal Navy. But with disease running rampant on the Island and the net closing on Flint, time is running out for both men. But who will survive -- and who will get the gold?