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The waters of the Caribbean run red in this brutal tale of revenge set during the Golden Age of Piracy. Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America. But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm on board to plunder her husband's riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steaThe waters of the Caribbean run red in this brutal tale of revenge set during the Golden Age of Piracy. Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America. But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm on board to plunder her husband's riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steal, sparking a bloody chain of events that will change the Caribbean forever. Pirate lovers will find no shortage of treachery, cutlass duels, ship-to-ship battles, buried treasure and much, much more....

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ISBN : 9780615524870
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Number of Pages : 270 Pages
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The Devil's Fire Reviews

  • Nanya
    2019-01-05 05:25

    You know when a book is simply incredible when you’re thinking about it constantly. This book was absolutely amazing and my mind was on nothing else. It tells the tale of a woman whose unfortunate circumstances cause her to end up on a ship full of pirates. Tomerlin has unflinchingly written this novel with an interesting and attention-grabbing plot. It contains some scenes that are somewhat gruesome but they simply add to the irresistibility of turning the pages. The main character is extremely admirable and Tomerlin easily created a sense of each of the characters highlighting their unique individualities. This honestly is the best book I read in a long while and I cannot wait for the next in the series to be released. This is a rare gem and I am so glad I found it. Now I'm off to buy Tomerlin's novella for my kindle!

  • Melanie
    2019-01-08 06:45

    Once I got through the first half, which takes a lot of time setting up the characters, I couldn't put this down. The ending threw me for a loop. I don't usually talk to books, but I caught myself yelling, "Don't do it!" at the heroine. Looking forward to the next one.

  • D.L. Atha
    2018-12-24 01:23

    I picked this book up thinking it was a romance. Nothing could have been further from the truth!! While it starts out as a typical pirate romance,it changes course about mid way through the book. I began to have a love hate relationship with the central male character. I really wanted to like him but i just couldn't. I'm interested to see where the next book goes. I really liked the story line. The gore was a little much for me but not off based for true pirate stories. My only negative comment is that there should have been a little more research into the injuries suffered by the main character and her stay on the main mast. I will definitely be reading the second installment.

  • Kris Eskra
    2019-01-14 02:23

    Would give it 4.5 stars if it was an option. It was one of the more enjoyable pirate adventure books i've read. Relatively realistic, it has nothing paranormal/fantasy related and it is not a romance (finally!). Be warned though, it is NOT for the faint at heart. There is sex, implied rape, violent deaths, and very detailed gore. I thought the author did a very good job describing fights and gore in detail, something most other pirate themed novels will kind of skip over.Certainly no happy ending which is a refreshing change.

  • Puddlyduck
    2018-12-28 01:24

    Reading 'The Devil's Fire' is not unlike sailing the high seas. You are pitched from the dizzying torrents of murder, gore and battles one moment, then dragged into the roiling undercurrents of the pirates' discontent and quarrels the next. "Katherine Lindsay, a timid young woman from London, must contend with an ambitious pirate captain who has murdered her husband and taken her hostage aboard his fearsome ship, Harbinger. As Lindsay grows accustomed to life among pirates, she finds it increasingly difficult to resist her attraction to their wayward lifestyle and the thrill of high-seas adventure. But the memory of her dead husband weighs heavily on her conscience, and her swelling guilt may prove to be the ultimate undoing of her kidnappers." Tomerlin tempers the guilty thoughts of our heroine - if one can call her actions heroic - with moments of pleasure with newfound friends and her personal growth. And make no mistake; Katherine goes through an extreme journey of development.Originally I gave this book three stars because of how I felt about the conclusion. However this soon changed to four. This book stuck with me hours after I had closed the pages... or rather Katherine did. What was it about her actions that bothered me so? I had certainly read a lot of horror before and although some readers may need a sick bucket at hand while reading this, I resisted (despite making a rather unwise choice of tomato soup for lunch!) It soon struck me that the idea of a women indulging in extreme acts of vengeance, in what appeared to me to be quite detached manner discomforted me. I read quite a bit of urban fantasy with strong female characters, but few act as coldly as the heroine of ‘The Devil’s Fire’. While I’ve always considered myself to be somewhat of a feminist, it is apparent I’ve fallen into the trap of accommodating social norms of acceptable and unacceptable forms of female insanity and violence. The author has certainly challenged my views of gender.

  • Nauri
    2019-01-05 04:43

    To be fair, I'd give the book 3.5 stars but that's not possible so 3 it is. All in all I think it is a good book because I've quickly read through it, not being able to put it down.Some characters became very predictable, others were not even worth my interest. I didn't expect the way it ended or how it ended. That was surprising but also surprisingly unsatisfying as I felt the novel had built up very good as pages progressed but the end felt completely rushed. And while I did enjoy it (I mean the woman kinda is a badass which speaks to me on so many levels, condemning a whole crew and leaving the ship aflame while safely returning to land is actually more than badass) the ending kinda put me off. Now, I understand that it's a trilogy and it's probably intended as a cliffhanger but it's also not really a cliffhanger in my opinion. So yes, the ending left me unsatisfied.I have no problem with the violence and gore depicted throughout the book (at least the author refrained from writing out a rape scene for which I'm grateful because that would've been the point where I would put the book down and never pick it up again) but there was a thing that was not okay and it -almost- made me put down the book: killing the kitten in the way Livingston did. Or killing an animal like that at all (it was not killed to act as food source after all), I'm not a fan of such things especially not if they're meant to get back at another character. Call me stupid for that opinion but I don't like cruelty against animals and I stand for that.BUT I liked the book nonetheless because it doesn't romanticise piracy but depicts it as cruel as it probably was/is. I will most certainly buy the second and third book because it's really hard to find a good story about pirates out there.

  • Heather A
    2019-01-21 06:19

    I came across this book whilst searching for books set in the Caribbean for a reading challenge I'm doing. Not usually the type of thing I read, but it sounded good and turned out to be fantastic. I loved. I loved the style of writing, and the story was brilliant. Well plotted, rounded full blooded and lively characters. Interesting characters too as even the good guys were a more than a little questionable in their actions (but they're all pirates, so what do you expect?) Even the female lead who started off quite weak and vaid turned into an unbelievably awesome character. There were a decent mix of characters to root for and bad guys to hope would come to a grisly demise. The descriptions of the ships, the fights, the ports and the seas and islands were wonderfully vivid. So clear and easy to picture. Some it was very violent and gory and was very well written without being excessive or over the top. And a fantastic twist at the end. All in all a brilliant book. Crossed off a square for my Book Bingo challenge - A book set in the Caribbean.

  • Brian Bigelow
    2019-01-17 05:15

    A really great pirate story. Pirates attack a ship, the pirate Captain kills the attacked ships Captain and takes his wife prisoner. She tries to kill him with a cutlass, bites off his ear and so she's tied to the mast as punishment for 5 days. That was only 25% in!!! I won't tell you any more as it would ruin the surprises you'll find. There is a lot of action in this book, it's jam packed to say the least all the way to the end where it has the perfect opening to the second book (wish it were out now).

  • Ceri
    2019-01-19 05:34

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this one but it was almost exactly what I was hoping for. I really hate romance, and was nervous about reading a pirate novel with a female lead for this reason but this was perfectly balanced and believable on that count. I'd almost call it an anti-romance. I enjoyed the characters and the energetic pace of the plot immensely.4.5 stars

  • Andy Mcnamara
    2018-12-22 08:20

    The cover grabbed me, and I'm glad it did. This is gritty, bloody, realistic pirate fiction. Katherine Lindsay is a very memorable character who evolves throughout the story. Entertaining combination of Robert E. Howard pulp and George R.R. Martin's deep characterizations. It doesn't wear out its welcome, and leaves you craving a sequel.

  • Edward
    2019-01-18 04:16

    I received this book as a goodreads giveaway. Thank you! I started reading this book on April 18 the same day I received it finished it in one sitting, I loved this book lots of adventure and a great plot I wish there were more books like this. Praise for Matt Tomerlin.

  • Martha Castaneda
    2018-12-27 07:35

    Excellent Read, not your typical pirate story. A holiday must have and must read.

  • K.M. Alleena
    2019-01-22 07:20

    The Scarlet Age of PiracyThe Devil's Fire by Matt Tomerlin as reviewed by K.M. Alleena The Golden Age of Piracy was anything but golden. The first thing I always thought of when I heard the term was, of course, those fantastic tales told in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean – you know, a silly protagonist meets a mythological or otherwise supernatural enemy and a slightly comedic action-packed adventure ensues. Pirates have long been romanticized like that, since well before Pirates of the Caribbean. Tomerlin's novel takes our fictitious notion of what piracy was and keelhauls it completely. This book shows us a story of what piracy really might have been – all the blood and gore included. The book begins with a point of view chapter featuring the main character, Katherine Lindsay. Almost immediately, we learn of her stubborn nature in that she insisted to be taken along on her husband's ship – something completely unheard of at the time. After all, bringing women aboard a ship was bad luck. It isn't long before conflict appears on the horizon as a set of black sails, and the world Katherine Lindsay knew rapidly is sliced to ribbons, all due to her foolhardy request. Another major character is Captain Griffith. He seems, at first, to be the enemy when he steals Katherine away to become his own wife, heedless of the fact that he had just brutally murdered her husband on his own ship. We learn through Griffith's point of view chapters that he had turned to piracy as a result of mutiny against ruthless captains. Although almost none of the merchant sailors aboard Lindsay's ship perished due to his promise not to harm them, he does declare he never makes such promises for the captains. The way the pirate treats Katherine Lindsay begins the spiral of her slow descent into fierce madness, but I'll leave the gruesome details for the reader. The way Tomerlin describes the violence of pirates is more on-point for me than other authors of pirate stories have managed. The fact that the two aforementioned main characters always seem weirdly at odds, even when the seas are relatively calm, is what drives the narrative forward. Katherine Lindsay was Griffith's bad luck, just as his crew predicted. Katherine Lindsay isn't the only character whose slow decent into madness is shown through aptly written chapters. Edward Livingston, the quartermaster of the ship on which Katherine was taken hostage, was by far the most violent of them all. He made the other pirates around him seem like women in a sewing circle – but this too was revealed piece by painstaking piece. At first, I was apprehensive of his character and how he made decisions in regards to things – but after a while, I grew to hate him. I hated how he purportedly solved his problems. In several instances, he resorted to torture if for no better reason than to watch his target suffer. All in the name of what? The good of the crew? As that same crew often murmured amongst themselves, Livingston was a monster. It takes some excellent writing for any reader to feel inclined to love or hate characters. It is an investment of much more than time to read a book so closely, so if an author can catch their readers in such a way, you better believe they're the real deal. Speaking of which, Tomerlin's decision to use character point-of-view chapters was particularly ingenious – the storytelling is as diverse as possible through many different lenses. If you think about it, the only way a ship will sail is when all the crew works together to make it so. That being the case, each chapter fit together seamlessly. There didn't seem to be any points where I was taken out of the narrative as I switched from the perspective of one character over another. Each chapter had a point to make or a specific detail of characterization to showcase, and did so in a way that made me wish I didn't have to sleep, just so I could finish another chapter. The story really does tear down the classic “pirate story” stereotype, giving it a more realistic twist. It incorporates many details from history, including fictionalization of prominent figures of the time period. It utilizes real details, such as the earthquake which destroyed Port Royal, and the collapse of the pirate port, Nassau. It brings to light details about why certain sailors chose lives of piracy – because oftentimes, working aboard any other vessel would lead a man to the same grisly fate, only with less coin and even less power over his own life. The way history tells it, captains and quartermasters on other, supposedly honest ships could be even more cruel than pirate captains. The waters of the Caribbean really did run red, as the book description so morbidly proclaims. It should also be noted that when Tomerlin describes the settings in any given chapter, there are realistic, factual details to cling to – such as blight-stricken livestock and pirates having nothing to live on but hardtack and rum towards the end of their voyage, or between raids. There's also the truth that some pirates lost limbs in their service. If they didn't die from injury, they died from disease and infection. Certain people who claimed to be surgeons on other ships were press-ganged into piracy as an attempt to stave off those dangers. Woven in among the narrative so naturally, these horrifyingly interesting facts bring the narrative to life, setting the tone of the work much darker than any other pirate story I have read so far. It is masterfully done in a way that even history buffs would appreciate, especially if they aren't normally too big a fan of the classic pirate tales. I believe that The Devil's Fire is one of those rare gems in the literary world. Sometimes, it is hard to get your name out there when self-publishing – that world is also one of brutal competition. For instance, some authors must suffer snotty opinions from people who “only read books that have been properly published,” as one of my acquaintances said when I recommended the book to them the other day. To be honest, had I not been researching this very same topic, I may have never stumbled upon the work. But I'm glad I did, and even more glad am I to discover that there are two more books in this series. This brings up another point – self-published authors can be just as talented as those who have gone the traditional route, and sometimes maybe even more so. I think Tomerlin's debut novel proves that point perfectly. Some of us don't have a marketing bone in our bodies. Some of us aren't graphic designers, and most of us aren't very good copy editors. That's fine. But a few of us are, and if they can produce books like this, I say self-publish away. Tell your story to the world however you can. That will always be the most important part of the process. My final opinion on the book? If you loved stories like On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers or Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton – or conversely, wanted to see more of the pirate's side of the story in Treasure Island, I know you'll love The Devil's Fire. Give it a shot.

  • Emma
    2019-01-19 03:20

    I really liked this - the development of Katherine's character was quite fascinating. Also it's refreshing to read a book about pirates where most of them are actually nasty rather than kooky eyeliner wearing rogues. (Those kind are fine too by the way but it's getting a bit clichéd). I was surprised quite a few times by the plot - especially that Griffith died at the end of the first book! I assumed she would kill him but I thought it was going to happen much later in the series. Also I was kind of surprised that Thatcher was killed off so soon - I thought there might be more to him. I can only assume that there are going to be even more interesting/frightening characters later on. Katherine wasn't irritating the way that I find a lot of female characters to be these days so that was a major selling point for me. I like how although she did submit to Griffith and start sleeping with him she never fell in love with him and it was questionable at times as to who was using who? I'm hoping that Nathan gets to shine a bit more in the next book although I'm not sure where the story is going to go between him and Katherine - I kind of assume romance? But on the other hand I'm not sure I want that to happen (guess I'll have to buy the 2nd book to find out!). The only thing I didn't like that much is that the violent parts were a little bit too graphic for me - a few too many intestines sliding around on the deck! Definitely going to read the 2nd book though! Also one of the best free Kindle books I've found so far!

  • Barbara Ann
    2019-01-14 02:43

    If you like fictional novels about Pirates and their lives on the high seas, but aren’t looking for a romance, I can recommend The Devil’s Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel, by Matt Tomerlin, the first book in his Devil Fires Trilogy:Tomerlin takes readers into the raw and gritty world of piracy, and one woman’s struggle after she and her ship captain husband are kidnapped after their merchant ship is overtaken by a treacherous band of pirates whose brutality and violence are not for those who are easily unnerved by violence. The protagonist, Katherine, is forced to reluctantly accept that she is included in the “treasure” plundered from her husband’s ship, and through her experiences as a captive, she is transformed into a hardened woman obsessed with revenge, who reaches the brink of her humanity. It’s a gripping story narrated from multiple characters’ perspectives, and these characters are richly developed and deeply flawed. There are no admirable heroes to be found, none who will rescue and save Katherine. She must unflinchingly stand on her own if she is to have any hope of outmaneuvering those who have taken her freedom.

  • Mark Taylor
    2018-12-24 03:32

    When it comes to self-published novels, you pays your money and you takes your chances. There is a lot of mediocre work out there, and a lot that's just plain bad, and the result is that the few gems that are available don’t get the attention they deserve. The Devil’s Fire is one of those gems. This book is well plotted, beautifully written, nicely edited, and correctly formatted. As a self-published author myself, I know how difficult it is to get all of that right, and I appreciate it when someone does. The characters are well-drawn and believable. The action sequences are nerve-wracking and sometimes gruesome, but come off as authentic. The plot unfolds organically, racing along as it switches back and forth between character arcs, and I have to admit that the ending took me completely by surprise.Matt Tomerlin’s meteoric rise to the top of the charts proves that the first step to success is to generate a quality product. I’m encouraged by it, and also insanely jealous.

  • Linda Hamonou
    2019-01-10 04:38

    This book is really exciting. You get from the boring life of a woman aboard a merchant ship to the exciting and cruel life of pirates. There are a lot of different POVs very well separated so it makes it easy to get inside the head of each character and to understand their actions better. There were characters I really liked and characters I hated, it was a really good mix. The events follow each other quite nicely so that you have exciting time and downtime and never get bored. The only reason why it took be longer to read this book was that I was restraining myself from reading because I didn't want to part with the characters even though I wanted to know what was coming next. Hopefully there are books 2 and 3.One other good point was that there was no unrealistic romance with love at first sight. I really enjoyed that after reading several romance books.I would recommend this book to anyone who like adventure stories.

  • Cathlin
    2019-01-04 06:28

    First book review for me, figured my amateur words would be better then just the stars. Also, my grammar and spelling are weak, so ignore this review if that bothers you.Most books I enjoy I read straight through with few breaks. This one took me days to get through. This is not a Pirate romance, so know that going in, if that was you expectation. It is also very graphic in regards to maiming and killing. Anyway, not a bad book, but I liken it to standing on an small island, where you want to get to a place 100 feet down the coast, but instead of taking the direct route you go all the way around the island to get there.

  • Esther Byrt
    2019-01-03 08:17

    This pirate story is a lot on the violent side but probably pretty accurate historically. Between the pirate captain and the unfortunate woman he kidnaps I'm not sure which is crazier. I will be looking for the next book in this series.

  • HeatherTX
    2018-12-27 05:26

    The Devil's Fire was a very enjoyable read.

  • Stephanie
    2019-01-10 01:23

    Though a bit bloody at times, I can't help but love this book. Kates ability to adapt and evolve is a fantastic surprise. I could see her with a future as pirate captain!

  • Rina
    2019-01-02 02:45

    Fast paced page turnerThis book was a fast paced and exciting read. I was surprised by the ending and will definitely read the sequel. I think fans of the show Black Sails will enjoy this book. Some of the characters from the show appear in this book, but the plot is totally different.

  • Daniel
    2019-01-11 03:43

    As a whole, I'd say this book was a good quality read and worth picking up if it's a genre you enjoy. While it's noted that there is a some gruesome violence in the book, most of it is concluded quickly enough as to not be *that* bad to me. There are a few scenes that are especially descriptive, but nothing is so heavily detailed that I would find it outright disturbing- but maybe I'm just desensitized, who knows. I found the characters interesting, as well as their interactions. Most of it seemed pretty plausible, although the very concept of the pirates capturing Lady Katherine and keeping her aboard her ship in the manner which they do... a bit of it seems unlikely, although a bit believable. I found myself going from pitying Katherine to rooting for her, to being sick of her and wanting her to be killed off and be done with her. The way the book transitions from the points of view of the characters is handled decently enough- each chapter is mostly focused on one person, but the shift in focus happens in a cohesive manner that keeps the story flowing. Even without the chapter breaks it would continue flowing just as well.Some storylines will pull at your heartstrings (Nathan mostly, and even Captain Griffith after a while), which seemed unexpected to me. My only main criticism of the book was that it seemed to get needlessly caught up in describing conversations or people's thoughts, which made it feel lacking in terms of the passage of time. While the story spans a year's time, in many ways it reads as though it's only a few weeks or months. I think the primary reason it feels this way is because sometimes in the same chapter, the very next paragraph will start and be a jump of weeks or months, completely out of the blue, leaving gaps of time. That aside, it was a very well-written story- I'm only giving it 3 stars because the first third or so of the book felt more like a chore to read and didn't really grab my interest (the last 3rd was much more captivating to me), the odd passage of time was a bit jarring in some ways, and the ending did not tie up as well as I really wanted for certain characters, and that really bugs me.

  • Danny
    2019-01-13 05:42

    I must admit, I devoured the book in a matter of hours. I only put it down once, and when I picked it back up, I had to finish. I really appreciated some of the imagery offered, and was taken by Tomerlin's ability to paint visions in my mind's eye. While I did find some scenes to be very visceral, it's something that most pirate novels lack, and it was nothing so grotesque as to make me consider the book down. After all, I felt a physical reaction, so clearly the words were doing their job.While some others compare it to Game of Thrones, I don't think it's quite a fair measure. The chapter structure is similar, and I think it works well in this scenario, but I don't think it's as intricately detailed and tied together as GoT. If that's what you're picking the book up for, you'll be disappointed. The characters are certainly interesting, though perhaps not as driven, and not quite as thought-provoking as I would have liked. Ultimately, characters are the most important port of my reading experience, and I felt after introductions, many of them became a bit lackluster, and predictable.As well as the tension and plot built up (and indeed, I couldn't guess what was about to happen, which certainly lead to the way I tore through the pages), I was...very disappointed in the way the novel ended. I won't reveal anything, but I found myself totally unsatisfied and feeling like everything had been rushed through after building it up through interactions and events. While I mentioned earlier I felt the characters a bit lacking, they still provided motivation to the story, and I was not moved by the way things ended. If anything, I spent several minutes in surprise. Ultimately, that's why I gave the book three stars, instead of four. I believe the craft was certainly worth four, and the book will keep you entertained. But it's about the reaction, in the end, and after the way the book had built itself up, the climax just didn't match up for me, and so I gave it the three. It was worth the read, but I don't think I'd read it again.

  • Jo Reason
    2019-01-14 07:41

    4 out of 5 stars. It certainly starts well, setting the scene wonderfully in the year 1717 on board a ship travelling from London to America and it gripped me immediately. I could feel the scene and even smell it. Written well, in the third person and with each chapter corresponding to a character in the book, with stunning descriptions which make you feel you are there with the pirates on the ship and at the locations they visit. There is no jumping about which can drive me to leave a book midway, so this is just great. The book has the right amount of dialogue, description and action for me. There are some good pirates and some dark pirates making you warm to either one or the other. I loved reading about the background of each character drawing you into the story. It is full of action, violence, (but not as much as some of the other reviews are claiming, and occasionally sex, (but nothing too strong, could have been better) it is not romantic like I thought before starting it, but it is not for the faint hearted, but I have read stronger books, and I would recommend the book to adults who enjoy historical fiction about pirates. I enjoyed all the pirate characters except for the Cunningham character, I couldn´t quite warm to him. Katherine is one hell of a character, she surprised me with her strength and will, going from a well to do wife in England to being kept hostage aboard a pirate ship for months on end. She grows constantly as a character and I ended up loving her. I also found Griffiths to be one of my favourite characters also. Superb for a debut novel, way to go Matt Tomerlin with a great title and cover art. Can´t wait to get hold of the next in the series. It would make a great movie.

  • Marco Tulio
    2018-12-23 05:29

    I liked this book very much. Surprisingly, the one thing that stood out for me was the humor. There were many bits that were genuinely funny. I caught myself laughing out loud at one point. No book ever did this for me. Now, on the other hand, there were a few situations described in the book that i thought were a bit unconvincing. For instance, i thought that the reason for Griffith bringing Katherine on board (and keeping her there) was a bit weak. But, you know what? I didn't care because i was so entertained by the clever dialog and sheer brutality of some of the characters that i kept reading.Gave this 4 stars because it is definitely not flawless but i really wanted to give it 5.Maybe the next one in the series will be a 5. :)

  • Christina
    2019-01-05 04:43

    OK, first off this is a great book! The characters have good depth and the storyline is great and easy to follow. It started off (I thought) as your typical pirate romance story, however, it takes a violent turn and is really very dark and bloody. Which is what makes it so great because that is the way it would have really been at that time period! It is very engaging, and made me yell and cry out loud in many areas! This is most definitely NOT your typical pirate kidnaps girl and they fall in love story! I love it when a book totally throws me from what I was expecting! A Book Junky's Obsession Blog ~ http://myopenlife2001.wordpress.com/2...

  • Paris Marx
    2019-01-10 05:28

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was browsing Amazon the other day for some good pirate fiction, which there doesn't seem to be much of, and was drawn in by this one.The story is told through the eyes of several characters, primarily aboard their pirate ship. Each is unique in their own way, and adds a lot to the telling of the story. It moves a little slow at times, but I appreciated the depth Tomerlin went to in helping us to understand his characters and their thoughts on the people and events surrounding them.I heartily enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for pirate fiction. Now onto the second book!

  • Julia DeBarrioz
    2019-01-07 02:39

    Wow. This is a complex and no-holds barred pirate tale. It includes a somewhat twisted love story, and a whole lot of grit. And finally, FINALLY, a heroine who is a lady, yet truly tough as nails! I can't wait to continue the series. I don't give 5 stars lightly, but there was no aspect of this story that was dissatisfying. Bravo, Mr. Tomerlin!I listened to the audio version, and the performer accounted for herself quite well with all the different voices.

  • Eric
    2019-01-05 08:29

    My "read list" says I hadn't read this book before, but it sure seems like I have. Either that or the plot was borrowed from others. And perhaps, the plot is based on historical occurrences, in which case it would be a borrowed plot. A quick read and a bit far fetched, but most pirate history is based on handed down tales. The more times a tale gets told, the larger than life it becomes.