Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy (Bloody Jack Adventure Series #7) [NOOK Book]


On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission—this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned.

Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even ...

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Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy (Bloody Jack Adventure Series #7)

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On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission—this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned.

Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even confinement in a dank French prison. But no adventure has quite matched her opportunistic street-urchin desires—until now.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
By her own account, young Jacky Faber (She changed her name from Mary long ago) has had a lifetime of adventures. Orphaned by the plague in London, she has managed on her own as a street urchin, disguised herself as a boy and signed on as Ship's Boy on a Royal Navy ship, been promoted to Midshipman, discovered to be female, shipped off to a Boston girls' school, escaped, captained a pirate ship, uncovered a spy ring, come away from the battle of Trafalgar unscathed, interfered with Native American-Colonist affairs in America, donned a French Army uniform, and even breakfasted with Napoleon, plus met the love of her life, Jaimy Fletcher—to name a few. Now, on her way to be married to her beloved and amazingly understanding Jaimy, Jacky is nabbed by British authorities and faces a choice: go to prison with the noose in her future, never seeing Jaimy again, or embark on a mission of retrieving gold from a sunken Spanish ship with the hope of seeing Jaimy occasionally long distance. Will she succeed at her assignment, using the newly-invented diving bell to secure the gold or succumb to greed, keeping an ingot or two for herself? What exploits will interfere with her reunion with Jaimy and whom will she meet along the way? Meyer's character is forthright, daring, impulsive, independent, cheerful, and downright compelling as she narrates this tale. The author has done his homework, weaving many painless history lessons into the book. With its strong female character, fast pace, and fine writing, this will be a book difficult for the young adult reader to put down and one that will leave the reader craving the next title. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
VOYA - Eileen Kuhl
This seventh installment of the rowdy adventures of Jacky Faber, prep school heroine, sailor, pirate, spy, and captain of her own ship, opens with Jacky preparing to wed her long time love, naval officer Jaimy. An unexpected twist of fate results in her resentfully being recruited for a clandestine mission by her nemesis, the British government. In order to repay her debts, she must agree to find the gold treasure of a sunken Spanish galleon in the United States. Jacky experiences multiple adventures and dangers when she takes her crew to the Florida Keys and Cuba. She must learn to dive in a new submersible vehicle, battle enemies old and new, and still provide and care for her devoted crew. The action is constant and readers will continually breathe a sigh of relief as Jacky and her loyal crew are able to outsmart and overcome the evil pirates, Spanish sailors, and the British government. The many characters are loveable or evil but only superficially developed. The descriptions of the island cultures and the magnificent sea life are interesting and plentiful, and the rough conditions of seafaring life during this era are depicted but not graphic. Readers will find Jacky an intelligent, caring, resourceful, and slightly imperfect heroine. The title has humor, courage, romance, loyalty and violence. Some animal cruelty and subtle sexual innuendo might dismay sensitive readers. Fans who have read the previous titles in the series will be treated to a fresh escapade and familiar characters but the story can stand alone for new readers. This will appeal to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, strong female heroines, adventure, and pirates. Reviewer: Eileen Kuhl
School Library Journal
Gr 7–9—High-spirited Jacky Faber is back. It's 1806 and she is finally set to marry her true love, Jaimy Fletcher. However, on the very day of the wedding she is taken into the custody of the British Royal Navy and forced to help find a lost treasure onboard a Spanish ship that sank off the coast of the Florida Keys. This involves exploring the shipwreck in a diving bell. Pirates and various other shady characters get wind of the plan and are determined to claim the treasure for themselves. Jacky and her crew also take time to explore the exotic port of Havana, where she performs in a nightclub and engages in cock fighting. As with other entries in this series, this one has plenty of action and adventure. Jacky is 16 going on 36 and possesses astounding and varied skills. She can captain a ship and crew, swim and dive expertly, and perform surgery. She taunts and teases every man she meets and seems not to care about running around naked or half-naked in front of them. There is much sexual innuendo and an attempted rape scene. The secondary characters seem to be little more than cardboard cutouts, especially the pirates. Fans of the series will eat this title up, but for a better-drawn heroine in a historical adventure, try Jennifer Holm's excellent "Boston Jane" series (HarperCollins).—Kristen Oravec, Flint Hill Middle School, Oakton, VA
From the Publisher

"Fans of the series will eat this title up." --School Library Journal

“Meyer weaves details of 19th-century history, lore, and ballads into a fast-paced and often amusing swashbuckler. Fans of the Bloody Jack Adventure series will relish the latest escapades of this high-spirited and decidedly unconventional heroine.” —Booklist

“The author has done his homework, weaving many painless history lessons into the book. With its strong female character, fast pace, and fine writing, this will be a book difficult for the young adult reader to put down and one that will leave the reader craving the next title.” —Children's Literature

“Fans who have read the previous titles in the series will be treated to a fresh escapade and familiar characters but the story can stand alone for new readers. This will appeal to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, strong female heroines, adventure, and pirates.” —VOYA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547408316
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Bloody Jack Adventure Series, #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 161,994
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

L. A. Meyer is the author of the Bloody Jack series, which has been praised for its spirited heroine and rousing sense of adventure. He lives in Corea, Maine. www.jackyfaber.com

L. A. Meyer (1942–2014) was the acclaimed writer of the Bloody Jack Adventure series, which follows the exploits of an impetuous heroine who has fought her way up from the squalid streets of London to become an adventurer of the highest order. Mr. Meyer was an art teacher, an illustrator, a designer, a naval officer, and a gallery owner. All of those experiences helped him in the writing of his curious tales of the beloved Jacky Faber. Visit www.jackyfaber.com for more information on the author and his books.

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Chapter 1

“You, Miss,” pronounces Higgins, “are a complete mess.”

I groan and stretch out over my lovely bed on my lovely schooner, the Nancy B. Alsop, neither of which I had ever expected to see again.

“Please calm down, Miss. I know you want to be with your young man, but Mr. Fletcher’s feet are a mere four feet above your head, tending to the business of getting you and your ship as far away from the coast of France as quickly as possible. Please let him do that and allow me to take care of you.”

You might have thought that Jaimy and I would have tumbled into the sack right then and there, as soon as we got back on the Nancy B., but no, such was not to be.While Jaimy assumed the con on the quarterdeck and gave orders to set sail and fly, Higgins hauled my sobbing and gasping self into my cabin, where he stripped me down to clean me up and, hopefully, make me presentable. That’s when he discovered that I was covered head to toe with scratches and bruises from when my dear Mathilde had dragged me across that battlefield in Germany, my foot being caught in my stirrup and she being blind with terror. I don’t blame her none—she was a good horse and already I miss her.

“Good Lord,” exclaims Higgins. “Amongst a veritable constellation of contusions, right there is a bruise the size of a cricket ball. A lovely shade of purple and yellow, as well, I might add.”

My mind is still reeling from the events of the past hour. “If you’ve never been dragged on your back across some very rough ground by a terrified horse, Higgins, then you have no room to chastise me.”

“I believe I will take a pass on that particular experience, Miss. Hold still now.”

I feel the healing salve being applied to my poor bare and much abused bum.

Ahhhhh . . . nobody has a touch like Higgins. “Turn over, please, Miss.”

I give out a low moan and turn over on my back.

“Ah.Your front is not quite so bad. Just a bit of salve on your shoulder and some about your knees, there. Good.”

I don’t mind being tended to by my dear Higgins. In fact, I’m loving it—that and the fact that I am still alive. I had spent the time in the lifeboat that brought me here curled up in Jaimy’s lap, trembling and weeping—after all, a mere hour ago I had been on my knees on the beach, waiting for a bullet from the pistol of spymaster Jardineaux to scatter my brains all over the sand—and I do need some time to calm down.

“But how came you to be here?” I ask, still in wonder at my rescue. “With our ship and Jaimy and all . . .”

Higgins takes my shako and places it on my writing table. “Yet another trophy,” he muses, putting his pinkie through the bullet hole in the front. “I shall tell you, Miss, but first will you tell me about this?” He holds up the medal I had worn about my neck.

“It is the Legion of Honor. I didn’t deserve it, but L’empereur gave it to me, anyway,” says I, once again stretching out and reveling in the smooth sheets on my bed, my own dear bed, which tonight will hold bothme and James Emerson Fletcher—right next to my own sweet self. Oh yes! “The Emperor?” asks Higgins, for once surprised and incredulous. “Napoleon Bonaparte himself ?”

“Right. He had given me a ride in his coach after the Battle of Jena. He wanted me to deliver a letter to Empress Josephine.Which I did.”

“You never fail to astound me,Miss.”

“It was not all that astonishing,Higgins,” I say, and then proceed to tell him of Jardineaux, the guillotine, Madame Pelletier, Les Petites Gamines, Jean-Paul,Marshal De Groot, my commission as a second lieutenant in the Grand Army, Bardot, the Clodhoppers, my job as messenger between the generals and Napoleon, my delivery of Napoleon’s message to Murat, which ordered him to charge the Prussian line, meeting Randall Trevelyne again, the great and terrible battle, and finally, that dark time down on my knees on that beach, crying, and expecting nothing but death.

“Remarkable,” says Higgins, looking off into the middle distance. “However, we might have a problem here.With that message you delivered. If Naval Intelligence gets wind of that, it might be trouble. And they certainly will not be pleased to hear of the death of Jardineaux, whom they considered very valuable.” He shakes his head and sighs. “I could have told them that when you,Miss, get thrown into any mix, unforeseen events occur, but I was not given that opportunity. Not till later, and then it was too late.”

“What do you mean?”

“You asked how I knew you would be on that beach. Well, after I learned, through certain sources, that you had been pressed into the Intelligence Service, I, myself, using my Hollingsworth connections, joined that same service so as to be able to find you. I met and gained the confidence of Mr. Peel, Sir Grenville, and the very delightful Dr. Sebastian. We passed many pleasant hours at dinners and in intellectual discussions. Dr. Sebastian declared himself to be especially fond of you—he greatly appreciated the fine illustrations you did for his naturalist endeavors and hopes he will be working with you again someday.”

“So I have confessed to treason in front of an agent of the Intelligence Branch?” I ask, with some dread. Higgins is my dearest friend, but male honor and all . . .

“Never fear, Miss,” he says. “I would never betray you, but there are other agents in France, some of whom might have learned of your actions and reported them to my colleagues in the Admiralty. We shall see. Now let us get you back into some clothing. Since we left England in a hurry, I did not have time to purchase any female garments for you. I do, however, have your midshipman uniform, the one you were wearing when you were captured.”

“I have a dress, there in my knapsack. It will serve as my wedding dress.”

Higgins reaches into my bag and pulls out my white gown, the one dress I had taken with me on my way to join Napoleon and the Grand Army of France.

“Hmmm . . . It could use a bit of ironing, but I know you will not wait for me to do that.”

“You are so right, Higgins.”

“And your underclothing is not even close to dry.”

“The dress itself will be enough. I don’t plan to have it on long,” I say, popping up and putting my arms in the air so that Higgins can slip the dress over them and then over me. He adjusts it, and then I regard myself in my mirror. Not too bad, considering . . . “May I ask, Miss, if the color of the dress is still appropriate for the wedding you seem to be planning?”

“Yes, it is, Higgins. I’ve done just about everything else, but not yet that particular thing,” I say, getting up from my bed and not taking offense at Higgins’s question as to the state of my rather shaky virtue. Higgins has always been my friend and protector, and has often given me gentle advice concerning my often impetuous conduct with the assorted males whom I have met on my travels, but he has never interfered when I finally set a course in that regard.

“Ah. Well. I ask only out of concern for your welfare and what you might recently have gone through.”

“I know that,Higgins,” I reply, continuing to look atmy reflection. “Should I wear my wig?”

“Ohhhh.” Higgins shudders. “That awful thing? No. Please. I think you will look fine without it, Miss. Let me give your hair a bit of a brush-up.”

I sit at my desk while Higgins applies the brush.

“How did Jaimy come to be here, standing on the deck above us?”

“Upon the arrival of the Nancy B. in London, I immediately sought out the Fletcher residence and found to my great joy that your Mr. Fletcher was there in the bosom of his family, recuperating from his wound. Upon his complete recovery, I, as the only senior representative of Faber ShippingWorldwide present, appointed him Captain of the Nancy B. Alsop in your absence, as I thought that would be your wish, had you been in my place.”

I nod.

“So. I shall finally be married this day.” I sigh, beginning to fully come back to myself. “I still cannot believe I was so wondrously delivered again into this world.”

“I know you have experienced a shock, Miss, but please relax, and soon you shall be your old self. And as for marriage, may we discuss that?”

“All right, Higgins, let’s have it.” I know what that means—I’m about to be given a lecture on the proper deportment of a young lady.

“Have you considered getting legally married first, before you leap headlong into the conjugal bed? Many people do, you know. We are only a day or so away from London and you could be legitimately married, in a church.”

In a church? Hmmm . . . Little Mary Faber, former street urchin, married in grand style at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, wouldn’t that be something? “Nay, Higgins, I’m going to be married, all right, but it’s going to be today. A captain of a ship is authorized to perform marriages,” I say. “And, Higgins, if you think for one moment that I am not sleeping next to Jaimy Fletcher in this bed tonight, then you are sadly mistaken.” I look up at the ceiling, amazed to think that Jaimy is right up there on the deck, not five feet above me. Imagine that . . .

“I certainly know that a captain of a ship is authorized to perform marriages, but can he marry himself, or in this case, herself ?”

“Well, then, Higgins,” I retort, “as Chairwench of the Board of Faber Shipping Worldwide, I will appoint you, John Higgins, captain of the Nancy B. Alsop, current flagship of that company, for as long a time as necessary, and you are going to perform the service. See if you can find a Bible on this bark.” And, oh, that brush feels so good! “Yes, Miss,” saysHiggins.“It would probably be legal, but you must know that the very instant I pronounce you man and wife, you will never again issue an order as the head of Faber Shipping Worldwide, as your husband, Mr. Fletcher, would own all of your property, including this ship, all your shares in Faber Shipping, and even the clothing on your back. You would own nothing, not even your own self.”

What? “It is the law,Miss.”

“Well, even if it is, Jaimy would never be like that—to deny me my rights and all,” I say, fuming about the unfairness of it all. “I know he wouldn’t.”

“I agree that he probably would not. But I have noticed that he has a very protective nature when it comes to you, and it is possible that in order to protect his frail and delicate flower from harm, he might order her to that rose-covered cottage by the shore to safely keep house and await his return from the perilous sea. Hmmm?”

Damn! Higgins, why do you have to bring this up now, on the eve of my greatest happiness! “I will speak to Mr. Fletcher about that, and we will come to an agreement, I am sure,” I say. “Anything else you might want to burden me with, Higgins, my dearest friend, confidant, consultant, protector, and ever-present conscience?”

“Very colorfully put, Miss, as always,” he answers, laying down his brush, apparently satisfied with the condition of my mop. “But, yes, there is something and it is this. If you marry, you must expect to be with child within a year. Though it would be a joyous occasion, welcoming another such as you into the world, are you ready for that particular and dangerous trial? You are, after all, still quite young.”

“I am sixteen years old.” I sniff. “That’s old enough for a lot of things.”

“Indeed. I have noticed that, small as you are, you do have all the necessary female equipment, and judging from what I have observed of your amorous adventures in the past, it all seems to be in excellent working order.” “Higgins,” says I, with an edge of warning in my voice. “I am but suggesting that you might think about the change in your life that would occur by your having a child.”

“Don’t care, Higgins. Jaimy and I have waited long enough,” I firmly reply. Then I blush and say, “Plus, I know of some things . . . other things . . . other games that people who love each other play, which do not lead to babies.”

“You blush most becomingly, Miss. It is reassuring that your face is still able to don a maidenly flush of pink in the cheeks,” replies Higgins, without changing his usual calm expression. “But you do realize a marriage must be . . . consummated . . . to be legal?”

“Well, we will do it, then. Babies are born at sea, as well as on land. In fact, I helped deliver one on the Pequod. Little Elizabeth Ahab, it was, and a perfect little creature was she.”

But it turns out that Father Neptune, that unpredictable rascal, is the one who decides my future, and not me.

“Jacky?” I hear from the speaking tube right above my head.

“Yes, Jaimy, I’m here,” I reply. I still can’t believe I am alive and he is here with me and I am hearing his voice.

“Better get ready. Looks like we’re in for a storm.”

“I’ll be right up.”

I had noticed that the sea had been working up, because the Nancy B. was beginning to pitch and yaw a little more than normal. I get up and dart out of my cabin and onto the deck. There is a cheer from my own dear crew as I emerge into the light—there’s little Daniel Prescott,my young ship’s boy, So good to see you again, Missy!, and my two stout sailors Smasher McGee and John Thomas, and there’s Jim Tanner, and—Good Lord! Up at helm is John Tinker, himself, ginning for all he is worth as he spins the wheel . . . And there’s Jaimy, lovely Jaimy, looking oh-so-splendid standing there and gazing up at the set of the sails, his dark hair blowing about his face. Hard to believe, but three members of the original Brotherhood of the Dolphin are standing on the same rolling deck!

“First, Jaimy, a kiss,” I say, wrapping my arms around him and pressing my mouth on his. Ummmm . . .

I think he’s a bit startled, this not being regular Royal Navy quarterdeck routine, but he quickly gets into the spirit of the thing. His own arms go about me and he hugs me tightly.

When our lips come apart, I lower my eyes and say to him, “I know you for a proper young gentleman, Jaimy, but this is my ship, love, and when I am on it, I do what I want to do, and what I want to do right now is to have you kiss me again and hold me, Jaimy, hold me ever so close to you. Oh, Jaimy, we have been so long kept apart.” And the tears are coming again, and again our lips come together and stay there for a good—oh so very good—long time.

Then the dear boy takes my shoulders in his hands and looks me in my streaming eyes and says, “I want to hold you like this, Jacky, for the rest of my life, but right now I’ve got to deal with this. You should go below, for it will be rough.”

What . . . ? Go below? He glances over my head and I follow that look and notice that the storm has drawn closer. It looks like a bad one, a bank of storm clouds that stretches across the horizon with nothing but blackness beneath, blackness that is split every few moments by streaks of lightning, followed by the rolling thunder that rumbles across the sea, warning us to beware the fury that is surely to come. The wind has come up even more and my dress flies up about me.

“One more kiss, Jaimy, and I will go below,” I say all meek-like. We have that kiss and then I turn to go back down into my cabin.

Oh yes, Mr. Fletcher, I will go below, but it will not be to cower and hide—it will be to change into my midshipman’s uniform. I find Higgins setting the table for dinner.“Higgins, I’m going to need my uniform after all. We’re in for a bit of a blow and I can’t face it in this flimsy dress. And if I were you, I wouldn’t set out the dishes just yet.”

He nods and lays out my black middie jacket, white shirt, and white pants as I pull my dress over my head and fling it onto the bed. Higgins helps me into my midshipman gear and asks,

“The boots, Miss?”

“Nay, I don’t want them wet. I’ll just go barefoot. I will have better purchase that way, anyway, and things are going to get slippery. And no hat, either—it’d just get blown off.”

As I go to leave the cabin, he says, “Please exercise some caution, Miss. I sense that you have not fully recovered from your recent ordeal.”

It’s true, I am still a bit trembly, but fighting this gale should cure me of the shakes. I assure him that I will be careful, then go back out on deck, to find my ship’s boy, Daniel Prescott, standing next to Jaimy on the quarterdeck. Jaimy appears startled to seeme once again on the deck and clad not in my dress, but in jacket and trousers.

“Danny, go below and bring me my oilskins, if you would,” I say. All on deck already have on their rain gear. The storm is much closer now, and the black wall of cloud towers high overhead.We are going to be hammered.

“Aye, aye, Captain,” he pipes as he scampers off to get my gear. I am sure he did not answer my order in that manner to intentionally get Jaimy’s goat, but I can tell that Jaimy’s goat is certainly gotten. It is very easy to get used to being the captain of a ship, and I can tell from Jaimy’s expression that he is neither pleased with my reappearance dressed as I am nor with his demotion by a mere ship’s boy.

I go to him, place my hand on his arm, and peer into his eyes and smile.“Come, love, and together we will get through this storm, side by side, as we will get through other things in our lives, neither one of us in front of the other.” I put my left arm around him and give him a poke in the ribs with the stiff forefinger of my right hand and continue to look deep into his eyes. “All right, Jaimy?”

He looks off, takes a breath, lets it out, and then smiles down at me, running his hand through my hair.

“This is not the Royal Navy, then, is it, Jacky?”

“No, dear one, it is not. This is Faber Shipping Worldwide, such as it is.”

He laughs and says, “Well, let’s get on with it, then.”

I jump up and kiss his cheek, then climb into my ’skins as we all prepare to get mauled by the storm.

Ah yes, Jacky and Jaimy, together at last! Hooray! Yeah, right . . .

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

    Jacky Faber's latest adventure

    Words cannot describe how much I love this series. I finished reading Rapture of the Deep in only 6 days. The story line hooked me after the first paragraph and didn't let go till the last. It was so nice to meet new faces and encounter some old ones. Especially Richard Allen (be still my beating heart). There is going to be another book, but there hasn't been an announcement as to the date. I pray that it is soon.

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  • Posted March 31, 2010

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    Simply Incredible!

    The latest novel from the Bloody Jack series is so full of adventure and suspense, you will never want to put the book down. LA Meyer does it once again, only this time Jacky's story takes place down in the Keys and in the beautiful county of Cuba. Jacky, wanting to clear her name and all charges with the British, sets out to find the sunken treasure from the Spanish vessel, Santa Magdalena. Not only does Jacky and her crew find the treasure, they also encounter pirates, alligators, a poisonous sea eel, along with many other twists and turns that Meyer always loves to throw at us. Along with the adventure and suspense, this novel, like the others in the series, also has a beautiful love story. The ongoing chase of romance between Jacky and her future husband to be, Jamie, again has their relationship tested throughout the book. All and all, Rapture of the Deep is now my favorite novel from this series. Meyer has Jacky's character's voice so down pat, it's incredible. I can not wait for the next Bloody Jack book to be released! I would recommend this book to anyone that loves adventure, suspense, romance, or intrigue. It is just an outstanding read that I know everyone will enjoy.

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

    a great series for young and old

    My daughter and I have been listening to the series when we take trips. We have become so addicted that we have recommended to several people, and they in turn have become addicted and can't wait to read the next in the Jacky Faver series.

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    Posted January 25, 2010

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    After being separated then reunited for countless times, Jacky and Jaimy can finally be together, but what was to be the happiest day of their lives, takes an unfortunate turn.

    It all started with a girl name Mary who was part of the Rooster Charlie Gang. Then later disguised herself as a boy and thus met her new friends and a boy name Jaimy. Now we have Jacky getting ready to be married to Jaimy at last As she's set to go to the Church, fate takes another turn and Jacky must embark on yet another mission for British Intelligence. She must go in search of a ship and there will find treasure that she must retrieve. While covering it up as a scientific expedition with Dr. Sebastian who joins Jacky and crew on their trip. The books to be honest get better and better as you read it and recommend reading the first book to know the characters and how Mary became Jacky. The writing style of L.A. Meyer flows well and gives detail to the locations in the story as we read through Jacky's eyes even the characters are well developed. Plus Jacky meets not one but two familiar faces. The ending was good though I'm hoping that its not the end of Jacky's adventures and gets reunited with Jaimy. It leaves you thinking that they'll definitely be another book. I only wonder what will happen in the next book in the series, Bloody Jack.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    You'll Be Enraptured By Jacky!

    This installment of L.A. Meyer's "Bloody Jack" adventures is a non-stop thrill ride across the ocean with our favorite girl-pirate, Jacky Faber. Rejoin her crew to visit old friends and meet new ones, and to continue the never-ending chase of her true love, Jaimy. Fans of Jacky will not be disappointed by all the danger and mischief our girl gets into once again!

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

    A heroine for those times -- and ours

    This is a splendid series -- a virtual tour of early 19th century world history told with style and spirit (a truly adventurous one). Miss Jacky Faber is one clever young lady (who does, at times, quite unladylike things). But all she does is with a good heart and an eagerness to experience all that life tosses up at her.

    This world needs more heroes and heroines. Here, then, is Jacky Faber to fulfill that mission...and entertain us mightily.

    Dave Lawrence
    Coral Gables, Florida

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

    A great addition to a wonderful series

    This series has always topped my list of favorites, but with the addition of Rapture of the Deep it has climbed even higher. Rapture was definitely everything I was expecting it to be, and then some. I adored the new character's Meyer introduced, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing many of my old favorites again. Perhaps my favorite part of this book was the fact that Jaimy finally got some well-deserved screen time.

    I highly recommend this book (and the rest of the Bloody Jack series).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013


    These are the best books i read in a while. Even though teen books, the books are for any age. However, I would say for ages 12 &up. Books on cd for this series is even better.

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    Posted February 18, 2013

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

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    The Bloody Jack saga continues, full speed ahead!

    Yet another wonderful tale by Meyer in the Bloody Jack series. While these novels do seem to take on a fomulaic sense found in many series, Meyer manages to bring in many things new that keep the sequells from feeling stale. The books continue to be hard to put down. Meyer continues to weave in history and social reality but always with the freshness of Jacky herself which makes the tales a present reality. I actually find myself waking in the night to read another bit. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

    Series too long and too predictable

    What started out as a good adventure series has turned into books that are now tedious - and Jack Faber is getting just as tedious. She deserves never to wed Jamie Fletcher and her "escapades" are getting to read like a poorly written grab and clutch romance novel with a few duels thrown in.

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

    one of the best alltime books and series

    Rapture of the Deep is the seventh installment of the Bloody Jack adventure Series. this is an amazing book, and amazing series. i enjoyed every page and was never willing to put it down!!!!! if you have a great taste for adventure, want to meet the worlds most charished, and thrill seekinf heroine, then you just have to read this book, along with the whole series. it is trully amazing, trully remarkable, and deffianatly unforgetable.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    Rapture of the Deep

    It is a terrific read. It is worth the time it takes to read.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Jacky is yet again "captured" but in charge of her own little ship. She meets new friends and old ones.... ever heard the word "pirate"? She has to search for Spanish gold from a sunken ship in a "bell". She also makes enemies quickly.

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  • Posted November 19, 2009

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    I love this book, and the series overall. Jacky is such a great character, and easy to relate to. Every person in my family reads and enjoys these books. I would recommend them (and do) to everyone! :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2009

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    One of My Favorite Books

    I love the Bloody Jack series. I have reread the whole series at least twice. The books are historical fiction, adventerous, and funny. Please read Rapture of the deep. The series starts with Bloody Jack. In order they are Bloody Jack, Curse of the Blue Tattoo, Under the Jolly Roger, In the Belly of the Bloodhound, My Bonny Light Horseman,& Rapture of the deep.
    Rapture of the deep is a bout a girl who is forced to work for a spy ring in the 1800s. And using a big bell, she forced to dive for treasure in depths that could kill her. Find out what happens in Rapture of the deep!

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  • Posted September 29, 2009

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    Absolutely Fantastic... duh- It's a Bloody Jack Adventure

    Praise to Barnes and Noble! I got an email at 11pm saying that Rapture of the Deep was available Friday (3 days before the official release date) and I pounced the next morning (B&N close at 10pm around here.) It was the sweetest torture having that book in my car and having to go to work, but as soon as I got off I ran to my car drove home crawled into bed and didn't budge except to turn the page.
    L.A. Meyer is an amazing writing and the way he twists the stories is mind-blowing for me! I hope new books never stop coming!!
    Jacky and Jaimy forever! I hope that in the next book they can finally get together and make some progress before she is snatched away again. I do think she is getting a too free in her 'ways' but hey it's Jacky Faber. I enjoyed reading this book through and through. The only thing that I didn't like was... finishing. You know how get this empty feeling after you finish a really good book? and you think "so what am I supposed to do now?" that has happened to me 7 times now with each of these books and I have to wait another year for the next one. It is definately worth it though, one year of anticipation for 3-4 hours of pure entertainment.
    I reccommend to ALL!!! Read these books but start at the beginning and no flipping to the back at nailbiting moments to see whose still alive and where Jaimy is and if Jacky and Jaimy ever reunite.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    IT CAME OUT EARLY!!!!!!!!!

    God bless Barnes & Noble for being rebellious about release dates! I got this book last Friday, finished it the next day, and fell in love (SPOILER ALERT) Flaco is the hottest thing u could hope for in a pirate. Jaimy can get stuck on some island for all i care. Jacky's awesomeness reigns supreme. I LOVE when books come out early!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2009

    What's the deal?!

    Personally I've always had trouble with this series. Everytime a new book comes out the release date is never correct. Last time the book went through several different supposed dates. Yet when the time came it wasn't realeased on that date, It had supposedly been available in stores earlier!
    Not to mention this book releases (supposedly) in September on the 28th. Yet on any Canadian site the realease date is August 19th. Holy shizzz, American copies are over one month behind Canada's. Not cool, it's usually the other way around, and this is even an American Author!
    The series it self is a good read, but the story line as the books progress have gotten predictable. Jaimy and Jacky are seperated, everyone wants Jacky for some reason or another usually dangerous for her, a new boy toy enters the scene, and one unlucky supportive character dies. Excetera Excetera Excetera. I've been waiting for this series to end for the last 3 books.
    Meyer, kill the series quickly and painlessly. Don't drag it out till it's just a bloody painful mess.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2010

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