AOS Pirate Fiction

 

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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.

Rio Sagrado

 

The first volume of The Greatest Cape, The Black Joke, has been described as a cross between Treasure Island, The Railway Children and Deliverance, by turns exciting, amusing, charming, alarming, winsome, violent and strange - a rollicking read for adults with a childish love of adventure, and for children who aren't afraid of a few long words.

In this third volume we find Fenestra, fanciful and flighty, out on a limb and feeling isolated. Even her best friends are turning against her, and no one believes that her old enemy is up to his wicked tricks again - it is a bit far-fetched, after all: why would anyone want to kidnap half the school? And she has to battle her own emotions, too - can she really be in love with a pirate twice her age?

This third volume will not disappoint those who long to renew acquaintance with a host of colourful characters, Wally Sabbage the retired buccaneer, Primrose Moon the reformed lady of the night, the Widow Dolphin with her unpleasant accomplices Mrs.Wheable and Mrs.Chervil, the cruel schoolmaster Edwold Merridew, Rosella Prettyfoot who wears big boots and knows how to use them, not to mention Lurk the dog, who has rather more to say for himself than the average mongrel ...

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Stolen

1633

Devon, England, 1633: Lizbet Warren's parents are captured by Barbary Corsairs and carried off to the slave markets in Morocco. Desperate to help them, Lizbet sets out for London with the only other survivor of the raid, the red-haired orphan, Elinor. The unlikely pair are soon separated, and Lizbet is rescued from a public whipping by a mysterious French privateer, Jean Vallee, who takes her to his Manor House in Dorchester, where he keeps her under lock and key. Later, Lizbet is captured at sea by the pirate Gentleman Jake, and forced to join his crew. She forms complex bonds with both of her captors; but never forgets her parents and uses all her skills to enlist the aid of these men to find them. Her quest leads her to the fabled courts and harems of Morocco and the tropical paradise of Barbados.

Rich in historical detail and based on true events, Stolen is the story of a brave but endearingly human young woman who perseveres in the face of incredible odds to establish her place in a new world. It is also the story of friendship, the mother-daughter bond, the complexities of consent and love -- and a daring rescue.

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Nor Gold: The Pirate Captain

 

"Nor Gold" picks up where "The Pirate Captain" left off: Cate Mackenzie, a woman who lost everything to the Jacobite Uprising, trying to make sense out of being sold to Thomas, Nathanael Blackthorne's pirate friend. Once again, Fate has robbed her of both her heart and her home.

As Nathan sails off, Cate tries to come to terms with her new situation. Practicality tells her Thomas is not an altogether poor future: he's amiable, generous, and most of all, willing... but her heart is still with Nathan.

Nathan, in the meantime, has but two quests: to get Cate back, and to claim his revenge against Lord Breaston Creswicke and the Royal West Indies Mercantile Company. In that process, he discovers there is no outrunning his past and that there are consequences for every action.

The Caribbean Sea isn't big enough for Nathan, Thomas and Creswicke. Paths cross... and sparks fly.

Nor Gold: The Pirate Captain

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The Fortune

 

A deal with the devil... Jack Mallory has vowed to abandon his nefarious seafaring life to be with the woman he loves, but his final act of piracy leaves him facing the noose. His one chance at freedom: a deal with an old enemy, Ezra Archer, a wealthy Charles Town planter. Archer has his sights set on increasing his lands and securing a seat on the Carolina Assembly—and he will destroy anyone in his way. At first, Jack's pact with the ruthless planter seems benign—sail to Virginia to fetch Archer's niece. Yet soon he discovers Archer's plans for the girl are anything but honorable and could endanger his own future, a future that seems increasingly bleak when faced with Archer's next, murderous task. With time running out and innocent lives hanging in the balance, Jack must find a way to break his deal with the devil or forever forfeit the honest life he had hoped to reclaim for himself and his family.

The Fortune

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Captain James Hook and the Siege of Neverland

 

...straight on till morning.
Captain James Hook set his sights on Peter Pan, chasing the boy to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
But Neverland is the hell no one thought it would be.
Suns rise and set at all hours. Bursts of snowfall punctuate blistering tropical heat without warning.
Yet among the knights, fairies, indians, mermaids, beasts, and savage children who fight and die here, a more dangerous predator stalks men in this world without order, one that cannot be fought with sword or hook.
A predator called the Forgetting.
How much of himself is Hook willing to lose to gain his revenge?

Captain James Hook and the Siege of Neverland

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A Pirate's Tale: The Sea Fox

1678

Sailing into London's busy harbor in the autumn of 1678, Jon Norsturm was unaware of the city's uproar over the Papist Plot, the alleged scheme of the Pope to have the King murdered and turn Protestant England Catholic.

He could not foresee events arising from the turmoil that would tear him from his home and all he loved, brand him a fugitive, and force him into service as a seaman aboard a ship owned by the rich and ruthless Edmund Stanton. He could not foresee leading a mutiny, taking refuge on the pirate island of Tortuga, and becoming one of the boldest pirate captains of the Caribbean. And he could not foresee sailing at the bidding of Henry Morgan, among the worst pirates of all, in desperate hope of clearing his name and starting his life anew.

But of all that was to happen, he could never have foreseen falling in love with the beautiful and fiery Kath Ellis, who was Stanton's greatest desire and whose world, like Jon's, would be changed forever.

A Pirate's Tale: The Sea Fox

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