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When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about  pirates. Some of these may be of interest to naval fiction fans so I am adding them to this index. If you are interested in purchasing any, and direct links are not provided from the book, please visit and search the online stores.

Captain Blood

 

'Captain Blood' is a classic swashbuckler-filled with swordplay and adventure. Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman, turned pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice.

Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood is enslaved on a Barbados plantation. During a Spanish attack he escapes and becomes a buccaneer. No ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions!

The Robin Hood-like figure of Blood, a gentleman-rogue homeless but for the surging decks of a pirate ship, makes for a classic hero.

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Captain Blood Returns

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
The Chronicles of Captain Blood

 

A collection of short stories set entirely within the timeframe of the original novel, Captain Blood.

Sailing into Tortuga on his fine red ship, Captain Blood returns, elegant as a grandee of Spain in black and silver, with a claret plume to his hat. Once a doctor, once a political prisoner, and now the most famous pirate of the New World -- and of fiction -- he commands the Arabella, captured from Spain in fair fight and manned by a crew of desperate buccaneers.

Here is the account of his impersonation of the cousin of the Spanish Governor by which he freed his own lieutenants, held in captivity. Here you may learn how he saved an English colony from Spanish attack -- and the price he exacted. You may see him rescuing a fair frail lady from the Spanish wolves, only to discover her alliance with them. Romance lives again with Captain Blood's return ...

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The Fortunes of Captain Blood

 

A collection of short stories set entirely within the timeframe of the original novel, Captain Blood.

Captain Blood, the remarkable physician turned pirate returns for more thrilling adventures at sea. Time and again, he falls headlong into deep peril, each time emerging victorious. Yet when everything is stacked against him, can he keep his honour until the bitter end?

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The Sea Hawk

 

Sir Oliver, a typical English gentleman, is accused of murder, kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and dragged into life as a Barbary corsair. However Sir Oliver rises to the challenge and proves a worthy hero for this much-admired novel. Religious conflict, melodrama, romance and intrigue combine to create a masterly and highly successful story, perhaps best known for its many film adaptations.

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The Black Swan

 

Here is Sabatini in his best vein, brilliant, witty, inexhaustible in his stratagems and gallant adventures. The Black Swan is the rakish pirate ship of Tom Leach, terror of the Spanish Main. As the story opens, Leach has boarded and captured the Centaur, which numbers among its passengers Charles de Bernis and Priscilla Harrabine.

By his quick wit and bold front, De Bernis saves the lives of his fellow passengers. For the special protection of Priscilla, he passes her off as his wife. The vision of the Spanish 'plate fleet' dazzles Tom Leach's eyes and De Bernis persuades him to prepare for action by careening the Black Swan in Maldita Cove. It is here that Leach and De Bernis meet with crossed swords, in the most thrilling and spectacular duel that Sabatini ever described.

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Fire on Dark Water

 

Born a despised gypsy and tricked into a life of brutal debauchery, Lola Blaise quickly learns the harsh ways of the world and of the men who inhabit it. But in the New World waits a different sort of life, full of danger and passion, where one false move could mean death: a life of piracy. On the island of Nassau, Lola earns her keep as a prostitute until she lands a place on the Revenge, a ship captained by the infamous Blackbeard, the greatest buccaneer who ever lived. To survive the lethal treachery of a pirate's life, Lola must use every hard-earned skill in her arsenal.

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