- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (29 Sept. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340992719
- ISBN-13: 978-0340992715
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.8 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 492,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hunt for White Gold (Pirate Devlin 2) Paperback – 29 Sep 2011
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THE PIRATE DEVLIN is top quality historical fiction. Mark Keating knows his period inside-out and his stylish prose and devilish plot fold it into a gripping read. This is the start of something big. (Harry Sidebottom, author of Warrior of Rome)
A superbly imagined, vividly written debut. Devlin is set to become the Sharpe of the high seas. (Saul David, author of Zulu Hart)
Keating's latest novel continues his insight into the pirate life with technical seafaring detail, bloody sea battles, treasure hunts and exotic settings. High adventure does not get much better than this. (Sunday Canberra Times)
Devlin is an anti-hero to savour . . . fearless and flawed, ruthless and roguish but with all the endearing honour that traditionally flourishes among fictional thieves. (Lancashire Evening Post)
a swashbuckling 18th Century adventure . . . sure to delight both fans of Sharpe and Hornblower (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)
Rich in historical insight and told in a dramatic and engaging voice, this is a superb evocation of the period with a series character to rival Sharpe.See all Product Description
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Add all this to a great overall arc, enemies both new and old which when backed up with dangerous situations where the author plays for keeps leaves the reader with a tale where you hope that your favourites live. So shiver me timbers me hearties, splice the mainbrace, swash some buckles and prepare to sail the high sea's with a crew of dangerous vagabonds, adventure is to be had with gold to be treasured...
This stars all our favourite heroes (?) and villains (?) depending on which side you take - from Edward Teach - Blackbeard, rumoured to be an ancestor of mine, Captain John Coxon RN Governor Woodes Rogers who endevours to rid the Caribbean of all pirates and their lawlessness. The chapters better each other page by page.
This is a great story, well written to be enjoyed by fans of sharpe, Bernard Cornwell and authors who want to entertain us rather than drab writings of depression, takes of abused childhood, gross expressions of crime and murder or" cheery chic lit" - this is FUN as page to page journies over the seas in search of secrets and treasure. Hunt for White Gold (Pirate Devlin 2)
In the early 18th century there was only one thing the rich and mighty valued more than the heady delights of drinking hot chocolate and tea.
Sipping their fashionable beverages from the cool elegance of Chinese porcelain - `white gold' to Europeans who longed to discover the secrets of its manufacture.
The man who could solve the mystery of something as seemingly mundane as fine China would make a fortune but where there's money, there's always skullduggery.
So who better to sail the high seas in search of a vital clue to untold wealth than the lovable and lawless pirate Patrick Devlin?
Devlin's adventures are a captivating cross between the tongue-in-cheek romps of the Pirates of the Caribbean and the all-action dramas of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.
Keating certainly knows his stuff when it comes to the history of piracy and he imbues his characters with all the brutish and yet irresistible charm we have come to expect from the intrepid adventurers who helped themselves in a world where freedom was limited to those who could afford it.
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Excellent excellent excellent...read first book Flight for Freedom, very enjoyable pirate romp. Was eager to read this next book .... even better than the first... Read morePublished 12 months ago by minesapint
arrived very quickly and well packaged. excellent conditon. loved the previous storyline about pirates, something a bit different so looking forward to reading this.Published on 8 Jan. 2013 by perkypie
I enjoyed this follow up to the excellent title 'The Pirate Devlin', My only criticism is that there were perhaps too many threads in this one which tended to hold the story up a... Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2012 by I. B. Pitbladdo