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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 Fortunes of Captain Blood

 

A collection of short stories set entirely within the timeframe of the original novel, Captain Blood.

Captain Blood, the remarkable physician turned pirate returns for more thrilling adventures at sea. Time and again, he falls headlong into deep peril, each time emerging victorious. Yet when everything is stacked against him, can he keep his honour until the bitter end?

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The Sea Hawk

 

Sir Oliver, a typical English gentleman, is accused of murder, kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and dragged into life as a Barbary corsair. However Sir Oliver rises to the challenge and proves a worthy hero for this much-admired novel. Religious conflict, melodrama, romance and intrigue combine to create a masterly and highly successful story, perhaps best known for its many film adaptations.

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The Black Swan

 

Here is Sabatini in his best vein, brilliant, witty, inexhaustible in his stratagems and gallant adventures. The Black Swan is the rakish pirate ship of Tom Leach, terror of the Spanish Main. As the story opens, Leach has boarded and captured the Centaur, which numbers among its passengers Charles de Bernis and Priscilla Harrabine.

By his quick wit and bold front, De Bernis saves the lives of his fellow passengers. For the special protection of Priscilla, he passes her off as his wife. The vision of the Spanish 'plate fleet' dazzles Tom Leach's eyes and De Bernis persuades him to prepare for action by careening the Black Swan in Maldita Cove. It is here that Leach and De Bernis meet with crossed swords, in the most thrilling and spectacular duel that Sabatini ever described.

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Fire on Dark Water

 

Born a despised gypsy and tricked into a life of brutal debauchery, Lola Blaise quickly learns the harsh ways of the world and of the men who inhabit it. But in the New World waits a different sort of life, full of danger and passion, where one false move could mean death: a life of piracy. On the island of Nassau, Lola earns her keep as a prostitute until she lands a place on the Revenge, a ship captained by the infamous Blackbeard, the greatest buccaneer who ever lived. To survive the lethal treachery of a pirate's life, Lola must use every hard-earned skill in her arsenal.

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By Pirates' Blood

 

Baptized in blood and fire, he's a buccaneer captain of the Caribbean in the seventeenth century. Those were adventurous years when men dared to seek their fortunes between the deadly horrors of the Spanish Inquisition and seas infested with cuthroat pirate ships.

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Jaws of Death

 

Picks up from By Pirate's Blood with Shark escaping from Spanish captivity.

It was a roaring noise that echoed with the splintering crunch of the two vessels colliding. Then with a ferocious howl designed to demoralize the Spaniards, Shark leaped to the enemy deck. His pistol roared twice, and the Spanish captain, gorgeous in silks and taffetas, spun around, flinging up his arms. He crashed to the deck.

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