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Birds of Prey Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Birds of Prey

Hal Courtney comes of age and proving his worth fighting alonside his father and Captain, Sir Francis Courtney.

Set abord a fighting English trading vessel, there is no shortage of action as the crew fight for England against the Dutch and for gold and what's right against pirates.
This report prepared by Tim Fletcher



Smith has written a swashbuckling epic adventure of pirates, revenge and romance. Hal Courtney and his father, Francis Courtney prey upon Dutch ships for England until they are betrayed by a greedy rival and are caputured by the Dutch. Francis is executed and Hal escapes and swears vengeance upon his enemies. This novel has vivid scenes of bloody sea battles, romantic interludes and beautiful descriptions of africa and Dutch Indies. It also has heroes to root for and hissable villians!
This report prepared by RODNEY POWELL








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 25%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   17th century Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Water adventure    -   Yes Water:    -   pirate attack!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa    -   Arabic Africa Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   warship    -   feeding sharks

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies    -   very gorey references to torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   hanging    -   crushed    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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