Book 1 of 3 in the Fury series. First Fury is based on the true story of a woman wronged. In 1848, dressed as man, anger drives Ann to sign on to the Christopher Mitchell, a whaling ship, to hunt down the man who “ruined” her. She had been convinced to leave her home in Rochester by a fellow who promised to marry her. After a short trip on the Erie Canal, he left her alone and unmarried. With no future, she decided the man who did this must pay. For 8 months she served in one of the most dangerous and vile of professions. First Fury is a different kind of love story as Ann learns more about herself and is transformed in her quest for vengeance. Blinding vapors of foam and white-fire...the first fury of the whale's headlong rush...” [Moby Dick, page 81]
First Fury gives a vivid description of mid-nineteenth century whaling while following Ann's metamorphosis.