- File Size: 1705 KB
- Print Length: 235 pages
- Publisher: The Electronic Book Company (December 9, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 9, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H86S2ZE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,372 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Privateersman (A Poor Man at the Gate Series, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This gives a great insight what a surprise a person can have from an, to me, "unknown " author
I have now bought the next book in the series and intend buying all the books as the are very good value for money and have n excellent continuous story line
Privateersman is about the boat which is similar to a pirate boat. It being English, it preys only on non-English boats. The lead character, Tom s the lead character and ends up as a very wealthy Englishman, using his pirate plunder to bankroll his significant investment into English industry. He is unmarried, which makes for yet another interesting part of his life.
A follow-on is Tom's wise investments and how his fortune grows, even through a depression.
I have read over 70 books in a little over a year and rate this #1.
I obtained this book from Amazon Kindle at no cost and intended it for when I was in the mood for light reading. This book certainly filled the bill. It was a very enter an entertaining and fun book to read. It was your classic rags to riches story but when you had to suspend your belief in both logic and reality
It was the story of a young lad of 16 who ends up in trouble with the tax collectors and police authorities because of his father. He is able to slay several of the attackers but lose his father in the process. After living the life of a fugitive from justice and fleeing the authorities he flees to another port city of England and there is “crimped” or shanghaied by a privateer ship captain and brought into the life of a privateer. A privateer is just a small step away from a pirate but England was at war both in defending her colonies in North America and with France.
A privateer would hunt down ships of enmity with England and capture them by force and sell the ship and its contraband product to the admiralty court and reap the rewards allowed.
The hero of the story, Tom Andrews soon finds himself in the Americas and with a half caste native from one of the Caribbean Islands and embarks on illegal trade of tobacco and cotton and involved in several murders of British soldiers forcing him and his companion to flee the Americas and escape back to England where he invests his ill-gotten gains into a fortune and ultimately acceptance into the higher levels of society with the hopes of receiving a title which was very necessary to being a leader in the English society.
The book ends somewhat abruptly thus guaranteeing the reader to consider “book 2” as a separate and new purchase.
This being said, the book was well written and the author is certainly schooled in the knowledge of aristocracy and business in eighteenth century England. I will most probably purchase the follow-up book but will wait for a while before reading the book. This would have been a better and epic read if the author combined the two books into one. Notwithstanding, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it and as a consequence gave it four stars out of five and I would recommend it for those interested in this time period and who are in the mood for light and fun reading.
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Well researched. The scenario is plausible and it's sometimes fun to see the bad guy win.Read more