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