Meet Bloody Jack Faber, Scourge of the High Seas and Pirate-murderer, in the most swashbuckling, rip-roaring adventure of the year! Desperate to escape a life of poverty on the streets of London, twelve-year-old Jacky Faber joins the HMS Dolphin as a ship's boy. Looking forward to daring adventures and riches galore, Jacky soon discovers that surviving life at sea requires more than quick feet and hard work. Being shot at from all directions, taking on a fully-grown toothless pirate, or being washed up on a desert island demands courage and A Lot of luck. But Jacky loves it. There is just one problem - Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every ounce of cunning she has if she is to keep the crew from discovering her secret. For eighteenth century girls aren't supposed to murder pirates, have tattoos or swear - are they?