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Phillip Fairaday is a young schooner captain at the beginning of the American Revolution. He comes from a distinguished family of Virginia merchants in Norfolk, Virginia. As war breaks out he is faced with the loyalty he feels for his homeland and service in the English militia. Along with his brother, Elias, Phillip is persuaded to join the British militia leading freed slaves against the rebel Virginia forces. After the disastrous battle of Great Bridge, Phillip reassumes command of his schooner and turns rebel, fleeing the wrathful Lord Dunmore and his determined Tory fleet. A furious battle at sea ensues in which the Fairaday brothers' fate is ultimately decided.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 War Thriller    -   Yes Specific to    -   Revolutionary War Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Water adventure    -   Yes Water:    -   on the ocean surface Revolution story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   warship Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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