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Birds Of Prey (The Courtneys)

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Courtney's War is an epic story of courage, betrayal and undying love that takes the reader to the very heart of a world at war. Once they had been shackled to the ringbolts in the deck of the long narrow slave hold, they could not be released until the ship docked at the end of her voyage in the ports of the Orient. It will be a time in which brother is pitted against brother, as they are drawn into the lair of the golden fox.

it was entertaining, and there was a lot of adventure, though it was a bit of slow reading because no character truly caught me so I didn't really feel like reading it. The payoff is rich, and Smith has penned a truly enjoyable tale that I almost feel would work better as an action film. He could recognise Ned Tyler, the helmsman, bowed over the whipstaff, holding the ship true; and his own father stooping over the binnacle to read the new course, the lantern lighting his lean dark features and his long locks tangling and whipping in the wind. There are some strong languages, morbid descriptions, and gruesome details throughout the book, which made me flinch from time to time. With the establishment of the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, Holland was soon equal with England as king of the seas.At the beginning of the seventeenth century, the small country of The Netherlands spread its sails, to become a major world trade player. It’s a story of high adventure on the seas, with pirates, sea battles, hidden treasures, slavery and dastardly villains. he cried, and they laughed with him and cheered as he made his way to his cabin below the poop deck. The effluvium of decaying corpses, mingled with the waste odour of the living, gave the slave ships a distinctive stench that identified them for many leagues down wind. With the south-east wind now astern she was transformed, lighter and more limber, even with sails reefed and with three feet of water in her bilges.

His father was as determined as Hal himself to bring that about, and, at seventeen years of age, his goal was no longer merely a dream. imagine being consigned to a torturer whose first few months of action just consists of opening the slot to your cell door and staring at you.

Hal needed no telescope to aid his bright young eyes – besides, only one of these costly instruments was aboard.

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