Pirate Code by Helen HollickPirate Code by Helen Hollick

Pirate Code

byHelen Hollick

Paperback | June 15, 2011

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The second voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue, from highly acclaimed historical fiction author Helen Hollick. A meticulously researched, full-blooded adventure full of heart-stopping action, evil villains, treasure and romance. "In the sexiest pirate contest, Cpt Jesamiah Acorne gives Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow a run for his money," (Sharon Penman, author).
Title:Pirate CodeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Silverwood BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906236631

ISBN - 13:9781906236632

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love pirates and adventure Having recently read Pirate Code and Bring it Close, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed both. Helen Hollick's clever blend of fantasy with researched history brings the story alive with memorable characters, ones who are easy to invest in and get to know. Jesemiah ("there should be a `Captain' in there somewhere") Acorne is a handsome, charming rogue with a loyal and brave heart and an endearing twist of mischief. His presence would set any hot blooded woman's heart a-pounding........ Unfortunately, he's taken! Deeply in love with his white witch, Tiola, and his ship, Seawitch, in almost equal measure he is often torn between his wish to be at sea and his need to have his woman in his arms. Believable pirate fiction must be difficult to write for those authors who wish to create more than a sappy romance. Endings must be especially hard. Who, among us, can imagine a true pirate settling down with a family to take up farming, run a tavern or some other equally exhilarating and rousing `adventure'? Helen Hollick has seemingly done the impossible in her Seawitch series. Manipulated into taking on a perilous mission, Pirate Code has Jesemiah and his crew plying the dark and dangerous waters to Hispaniola in search of an elusive cache of indigo. Technically no longer a pirate, having accepted the 'King's Pardon' of 1718, Jesemiah must somehow accomplish his undertaking without being seen to 'turn pirate' again and staying out from under the meddling nose of the Royal Navy. Second book in a current trilogy, the descriptions are awesome, the characters thoroughly believable and interesting, the conversational repartee slick and witty: her description of the ocean and finely researched detail about sailing ships is incontrovertible. I found this to be a very satisfying mix of adventure and romance and the gritty reality and danger of a life at sea. This is terrific arm-chair (or swing seat on the deck) reading at its very best; everything one would want in an adventure involving pirates, white witches and goddesses, oceans and sailing ships, pistols and sword fights and plenty of rum! I would say this falls easily into the 'couldn't put it down' category!
Date published: 2011-07-17