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Pirates of the Narrow Seas 2 : Men of Honor Paperback – August 4, 2011
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M. Kei is a tall ship sailor and award-winning poet who lives on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. He served his apprenticeship aboard a skipjack, one of the last vessels in North America to fish commercially under sail. He currently crews with a tall ship that is a replica of a 17th century vessel and has experienced the perils and pleasures of life with "wooden sail."
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In this novel, Thornton has risen rapidly to the rank captain of a ship in the Sallee corsairs after resigning his commission as a Lieutenant in the British Navy. He serves at the pleasure of Commodore Isam Rais al-Tangueli (aka Captain Tangle) in more ways than one. Tangle was freed from imprisonment in a Spanish galley with the help of Thornton and the handsome commodore is forever grateful in bestowing rank and loving caresses to his rescuer. The caresses never reach the point of sexual consummation, an important consideration later when Thornton is pressed back into British naval service. It turns out that Thornton's resignation was not legal and Peter must offer his parole (promise not to escape) to the captain of his former British ship.
As a Sallee rover captain and then paroled British officer awaiting court martial for being AWOL, committing sodomy, and converting to Islam relinquishing membership in the Church of England, Thornton is involved in one naval battle after another in the Mediterranean. He is wounded several times, partially blinded in one eye, and falls in love with Tangle and Sallee and British shipmates. The action is non-stop as readers come to admire Thornton's skill, bravery, and honor in storms, battles, and celebrations. There is tension in the background due to the inevitability of his court martial. Peter takes increasing risks of discovery as he develops his sexuality as a gay man, knowing that this worsens his chances of conviction in British naval court.
This is an excellent, action-filled novel with the excitement of homoerotic relationships of the characters who risk their lives in battle and by carefully coming out within the small fraternity of gay men in the British Navy. M. Kei continues his series with a very well-written and entertaining story. I look forward to reading the next novel in the series, Iron Men (Pirates of the Narrow Seas).