In 1685, Irish physician Peter Blood is happily settled in a small English town when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth interrupts the peace. After saving the life of a wounded nobleman who turns out to be a rebel, Blood is charged with treason and sentenced to ten years as an indentured slave in the Caribbean colonies.
On the islands, Blood is recognized for his knowledge as a physician, and thus he develops a romance with a young lady. But their attachment is ill-fated, as her father is the owner of Blood’s servitude. When Spaniards attack the colony, Blood and his fellow convicts take advantage of their victory celebration to steal their ship, sailing off to become the boldest and most fearless pirates on the Spanish Main.
Colored by high-seas adventure, swashbuckling action, and a quest for revenge, this classic tale has remained popular from its original publication to the present day.
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Forget Captain Jack, Blood is the original and best! I read an old crumpled copy of this from my uncles house many years ago and was hooked. It is old school 'romance' which means adventure, intrigue, swords and heroines! Well written, a good pace and buckets of atmosphere delivered by a stand out hero in the classic vein. Dastardly spanish villains, ship to ship combat and exciting locations. If you enjoy this one then don't forget 'The Adventures of..' and 'The Fortunes of...'
Aaaargh.... me hearties!