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I received the following book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dead Calm, Bone Dry by Eddie Jones
Series: Caribbean Chronicles #2
Published by IlluminateYA, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas on March 14, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Source: The Publisher
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Just as Ricky is about to be tried for piracy, an ill wind blows a wretched soul into the ship's brig. A mysterious seaman, William Shakespeare, tells of fleeing the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship sailed by the dead, demons and worse. Before Ricky can learn more about this outlandish tale, he's sentenced to hang. As the hangman is about to tighten the noose around Ricky's neck, the young man bolts from the gallows and dives head-long into the sea.
Now, with the lives of a crew of misfit orphans in peril and the heart of the governor's daughter on the line, Ricky faces a battle with pirates - both dead and alive - where the destiny of the living and those yet-to-be born hang in the balance.
Will he reach his deceased father before it’s too late? Or will both father and son face eternal damnation due to Ricky's bitter heart?
Eddie Jones’ masterful storytelling is in full effect in his latest novel: Dead Calm, Bone Dry. Though it’ a sequel, the ship’s log(prologue) puts you right where you need to be and allows you to be thrown straight into the action, and an action-packed novel it is. I don’t not say this lightly when I say that this novel is perfect for teen boys. What boy doesn’t love to read about ghost ships, pirates, and adventure? The dialogue is spot on, and you get so swept up in the story you forget everything around you for a while, yes even me as an adult had this reaction. An excellent tell that could be read individually or together as a family, especially for reluctant readers who don’t often find books to be “fun” as this book is sure to change their minds! Highly recommend – I need to order some paper copies for my cousins!
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