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A storm tossed sea leads the Windlass's crew into a fantastic adventure. If you love tales of intrigue, magic and mystery, I highly recommend this novel. For those already familiar with Charlee Boyett Compo work, you'll enjoy the allusions to her other novels. All readers will find themselves enthralled by this gripping tale. As with many of her works, keep a box of tissues handy, for the ending will leave you shocked, tearful, and amazed by the beauty of the tale. -- Cindy Penn, Wordweaving.com
As with all Ms. Compo's books, WINDCHANCE is riveting. From the opening page to the unexpected and touching ending, this story will completely captivate you. No one does tortured heros better than Charlotte Compo...If you like stories of adventure, dark magic, sword and sorcery then you MUST read this book. Do not hesitate, go directly to Dark Star Publications now and order it. -- Jo Anderson, "A Little Romance"
About the Author
Charlotte is the author of thirteen books, the first nine of which are the WindLegend Saga. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the HTML Writer's Guild, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Married thirty-two years to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she is the mother of two grown sons and the proud grandmother of two. A native of Sarasota, Florida, she grew up in Colquitt and Albany, Georgia and now lives in the Midwest. Currently, she is at work on a new book.
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Searching the deserted vessel, they discovered that it was a prison ship on it's way to Ghurn Colony - home of the Labyrinth - the cruelest penal colony ever devised. Just as they were leaving the cursed ship to its ghosts, they heard thumping from the hold. Perhaps it wasn't deserted after all, either that, or the superstitious First Mate was right and they were about to be eaten by NightWinds.
Searching the hold, they were nearly overcome by the most disgusting stench - gagging, Genevieve Saur (Genny) discovers a hidden door in the bulkhead. When they finally pry it open, they are horrified to find two men crammed into the space beyond.
Their horror soon turns to pity when they find that one of the men is close to death, having been inhumanely abused. Evidence of brutal lashings, malnutrition and exposure were just some of his symptoms.
Nursing the sick man they discover the Serenian Penal Colony Identification Mark tattooed on his wrist - this man had escaped from the Maze, and the prison transport was obviously taking him back to the Labrinth - taking him back to die.
This immediately garned their sympathy, as the Captain's best friend, Patrick Kasella was similarly marked. Both had endured the Tribunal's punishment, and both had escaped. There was no way they would let the foul Dominion's priests lay hands on this man again.
The crewman rescued with the prisoner was in much better shape and was able to tell the Windlass' crew the horrors the sick man had endured. Crucifixion, whipping and keel-hauling were just some of the punishments he had survived.
Patrick, Genny, and Weir were devoted nurses, until they learned the prisoner's identity...
He was the son of their most despised enemy! His father, Duke Giles Sorn, had turned their father into the Tribunal and taken their lands. Sending Genny to be raised in the hell-hole Galrath nunnery and Weir to the orphanage in Fealst. Separated for nearly twenty years the siblings had only just found each other two years ago, and were united in their love for each other, and their burning desire for vengeance against the man who had ruined their lives.
Patrick had a hard time convincing the pair to let the patient live, but their innate good natures also fought their vengeful desires. Watching Syn-Jern Sorn overcome his injuries and battle to get back into shape earned him Weir's grudging respect - even if Genny's heart was harder.
Returning to the Privateer Brotherhood at Montyne Cay, Syn-Jern Sorn's courage, determination and bravery softens even the hardest heart - until he is considered one of them. Pirate loyalty is a tremendous force and when Syn-Jern is recaptured, the Privateer Brotherhood is not just going to stand by and see him taken. Even unforgiving Genny won't object, as he was captured trying to protect her!
So starts an intricate tale of honour, heroism and friendship that will change the lives of many, as "honourless cuthroats" attempt to overthrow an evil Tribunal that has enslaved the populace for generations.
A gripping saga that has no equal. Charlotte Boyett-Compo does not spare her heroes, so a happy ending is never assured.
Thank goodness there are so many more books in the WindLegend Saga, I for one want to read them all!
When the end of Syn-Jern's 10-year sentence at The Labyrinth comes and goes without his release, he knows he's never meant to leave there alive and somehow manages to escape. This leads him on a perilous journey in which he endures even more pain and anguish, almost losing his life on more than one occasion, but he also manages to find joy and happiness. On his quest to reclaim what is rightfully his, he makes a few friends and finds his destiny. But will he live long enough to fulfill this destiny?
***** Outstanding, A definite must read! This book doesn't just draw you into it, it makes you feel like you are there and a part of the events as they unfold. WINDCHANCE is one book that you definitely don't want to miss. *****
The last crewmember of the ill-fated ship has saved the life of a convict, but in their hiding, they have became trapped. The convict is filthy, starved and dying of Labyrinth fever. Having served his ten-year sentence for killing a man, a crime of which he is was innocent, Syn-Jern Sorn had escaped the hell-hole two years after his sentence should have ended. But Syn-Jern is no ordinary prisoner. The son of a Duke, the victim of cruelty and injustice, his incredible spirit continues to display itself throughout the novel.
If you love tales of intrigue, magic and mystery, I highly recommend this novel. For those already familiar with Charlee Boyett-Compo work, you'll enjoy the allusions to her other novels. All readers will find themselves enthralled by this gripping tale. As with many of her works, keep a box of tissues handy, for the ending will leave you shocked, tearful, and amazed by the beauty of the tale.