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In the Stone Island Sea Stories, there are two books. This is Book Two and Book One is BEYOND THE OCEANS EDGE. Book Two, SAILING DANGEROUS WATERS is about the captain and his crew for the HMS Island Expedition. It's about their travels from another world and the problems they came upon and had to deal with. I would suggest reading the first book before the second. I guarantee the first sentence along with the cover will attract your attention. The setting is in the early 1800's. Comparing the settings, the differences and the similarities, of the two world will keep the reader totally entranced and very hard to let go. Mr. McChesney wrote a very easy to read book even though the crew and captain were quite different characters. The author puts you right on deck with the captain and the crew. He painted such vivid scenes and characters that they were so real.I'm not much of a sailing person, knowing very little about it, but the book was extremely fascinating. It entertained me as a reader as the HMS Island Expedition ran upon so many enemy ships and they were up to defending their own.I believe if the reader reads the first book then the second, the reader will gain more knowledge so that continuing into the second journey would be easier. Mr. McChesney wrote about Captain Edward Pierce and the sadness that was felt for his love that was lost. He wasn't about to betray his love for his country. If you love sailing stories touched with battle , history and love, then this story will fit right in for your reading on a cold evening.The bad thing I found about the book was that I wanted more. Hopefully there will be. I would recommend this book to everyone. Very entertaining. Writing was very well done. I was given a complimentary copy from the author for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
With the setting in the early 1800's and with the similarities between the parallel worlds, there is plenty to keep an active reader mesmerized throughout the entire book. I was amazed at how easy it was to read and yet complex to keep interest in the captain and his crew. The imagery that Mr. McChesney was able to convey was outstanding-I felt like I was there on the deck and in the ports with this crew. It was beautifully written and even the non-nautical minded reader will be entertained, especially during the multiple times the HMS Island Expedition encoutered enemy ships and had to defend their position.
The way Mr. McChesney was able to draw enough of the first story into this piece was perfect as the reader will feel satisfied with their knowledge of that story to continue with this journey of the HMS Island Expedition. It was especially refreshing to see the author convey the undertone of anguish that Captain Edward Pierce felt on several occassions for his lost love and his desire not to betray his love for country. The story ends leaving the reader wanting more and searching the book racks for the next book.
Review by Diana S. Gregory
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If you are reading this review and haven’t already read “Beyond the Ocean’s Edge”, you will want to put that one in your cart, too. “Sailing Dangerous Waters” picks up where “Beyond the Ocean’s edge” left off. Equally well written, I continued to love/hate the characters accordingly, and was present as they explored and settled into the new world, made new friends and got caught up in the local politics. I was frustrated along with Pierce and his men as they strove to make ready to return to England. Mr. McChesney is a talented writer who can make you smell the sea air, feel the deck roll beneath your feet, and even duck and cringe and cover your ears at the sounds of cannon. He really must get that third installment out.