Jon Sinclair is a precocious twelve-year-old boy living with grandparents who have a very unique hobby: time travel. Having already made several trips in the time capsule known as the Carousel, Jon and his grandmother plan a trip back to July 4, 1776, to watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
But things go horribly awry when the Carousel malfunctions, and they are thrust onto the shores of Port Royal, Jamaica, in 1692. As his grandmother works to repair the machine, Jon wanders off on his own-and is promptly kidnapped by the notorious pirate, Captain BlackHeart. Forced into the role of cabin boy, Jon does his best to adapt to a rugged life at sea as his grandparents embark on a desperate search to find him.
Will Jon survive his frightening ordeal? Or will he meet his fate at the hands of rival pirates-or, worse yet, as the result of a tidal wave that threatens to destroy the entire pirate stronghold?
Filled with excitement, mystery, and harrowing danger, BlackHeart's Legacy: Book One of the Odyssey of Jon Sinclair is a thrilling time-travel adventure that will captivate readers of all ages.
About the Author
Sally Copus is enjoying a second career as a full time writer. The former CEO of a large direct marketing firm, she combines her extensive world travels with a love of history to bring the past to life for young readers.
BlackHeart's Legacy is the first book in The Odyssey of Jon Sinclair series, followed by the highly anticipated Keys to Atlantis.
Copus resides in a pre-Civil War home built in 1850 that overlooks the majestic Missouri River in historic Lexington, Missouri. She draws inspiration from her surroundings and her four grandchildren.
Read more on author's website: www.sallycopus.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just in time for summer reading for kids I’ve found another buried treasure that sparkles and shines for both boys and girls!! Here is a time travel adventure about a young boy and his grandparents who discover what it is really like to sail the high seas in the late 17th century aboard a pirate ship or two. Join Jon Sinclair as is taken under the wing of the legendary pirate, BlackHeart. Jon will brave the deadly seas, face hurricanes, searching for buried treasury and see firsthand what a battle on the high seas is really like. Meanwhile, Gammy has been separated from Jon and must go undercover as a young boy galley cook to head out on another pirate ship who is hunting BackHeart down. Stuck in the 21st century, Grandpa knows something has gone terribly wrong and he, too take a leap across the ages to rescue his family. BlackHeart’s Legacy by Sally Copus is true adventure reading for younger readers, filled with all of the danger, intrigue and magic of living in another time, in a world where only the strong, brave or lucky survive. Discover if history comes alive for yourself, if there is more to pirate tales than meets the eye and if a contemporary family can adjust in a more chaotic and wild era where the swords flash, waves roll and the day to day work of a seafaring crew is tough, but necessary. Will Jon discover there is more to the feared BlackHeart than legends have told? Sally Copus infuses humor, danger and awe in the world she has created for younger readers. With a brilliant detail and a fast pace, there is no time to be bored! I received this copy from Sally Copus in exchange for my honest review.