Pirates' Revenge

Pirates' Revenge

by Douglas Boren


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ISBN-13: 9781632634924
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Douglas Boren believes that rather than just a series of dates and events, history is a living record of real people, much like ourselves, how they live, and their impact on those around them and their role in the unfolding story of life. Pirates Revenge is his third novel.

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Pirates Revenge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pirate's Revenge was the first book in the Alexander Family Chronicles I read and was hooked from the first paragraph. Rafe Alexander and the Black Widow team up to exact, their much deserved, revenge on an unsavory character named Ramirez. The beautiful tropical waters of the Caribbean are the backdrop to this fast paced adventure. As the reader you'll experience love, loss, life, hardship, endurance and every emotion the characters endure. Pick your favorite reading spot and settle in for an action packed adventure!  Enjoy...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By Marianna Randazzo Author of Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing Although I have not read about or had any affiliations with Pirates since I witnessed the Treasure Island  Pirates of the Caribbean Show - in Las Vegas, I was fascinated and intrigued with Douglas Boren's Pirate's  Revenge. For me, the characters come to life from the first chapter. Had it not happened over three hundred years ago,  l could believe the author spent a life at sea aboard a pirate ship or at the very least, had ancestors to tell the  tales. It is very evident Boren has done his research by the vivid description of the many Caribbean islands,  and the routes the pirates took. While reading this book, I acquired an education on pirating that went beyond the crazy impression I had as a child of one armed, peg legged, rum swigging bandits of the reefs and cays that comprise the hundreds of isles that surround and border the Caribbean Sea. It is easy to see how quickly they can lose body parts while amidst the massacres and carnage that are a part of a pirates everyday repertoire. It was also interesting to learn that not every "booty" was about treasures and gold. A good haul might include tons of sugar, silk, tobacco and of course their beloved rum. That said, I believe the author did an excellent job in developing characters, settings and plot that keep the reader hanging on and actually routing for the "bad" guys. He also educated the reader  about life in a time where poverty, desperation and destituteness could lead a man or woman into a  life of crime on the high seas, leaving us to ponder who the true villains were. One develops such a connection with these courageous characters and such disdain for the evil  scoundrels that masquerade themselves as noble men and politicians. It leaves us often wondering  who were the righteous. The book kept me captivated. It was a pleasure to step out of my normal reading style genres  to engage in such a thrilling, action packed adventure. The sword fights and conflicts at sea were nicely sprinkled with spicy, romantic interludes. I highly recommend this book for the thrill-seeking soul that enjoys being wrapped into the  story from the very first page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perfect pirate story with the perfect blend of drama,suspense,romance & the 'ole tried n true swashbuckling. 5 well-deserved stars for Doug Boren!!
GABixlerReviews More than 1 year ago
Readers will meet Maggie, a young servant girl who was beaten and raped by a visiting friend of her boss. And when she became pregnant, he dismissed her in order not to be tainted by the gossip. Maggie had a son who she called Rafe. She had met and fallen in love with a captain who worked for the government, sailing a ship. They were to be married but Maggie was killed on the streets by thugs shortly before and Rafe had too late come to her rescue, but had killed her attackers...He ran to the ship owned by Maggie's lover and was immediately taken on as a cabin boy, learning as much as he could about sailing... But when he learned what had happened to his mother and learned who his real father was, his only thought was--revenge! And when the man who had taken him in and raised him discovered that the government had reneged on his financial payments and property grants, he was penniless and had no choice but to take to the seas as a pirate... But there were limits to what he would do and he taught Rafe that there was no reason for killing when unnecessary--but then he was killed! By then they had become part of the Society of Scoundrels--and was loyal to the Black Widow!Ah, the Black Widow was a beautiful woman! At one point she had faced a traumatic experience. From that day, she had known nothing but blackness in her life--she had become ruthless and showed no mercy as she captained the ship now renamed after her. She was just a bit mad and while she continuously planned her own revenge, she was quite willing to take everything in her path. Soon she had built a hidden stronghold that soon became a town...Soon individual captains came into her town seeking the protection and friendship offered. Slaves that had escaped were pleased to be accepted as equals and served on the small fleet that she was slowly building. Her tactics soon became known and feared--just the sight of the various flags that were flown on each ship ensured surrenders. Pirates of the Caribbean Indeed! You may have seen the movies, but Doug Boren takes us deep into the lives of many of the captains--leaders of the ships that had turned to piracy. The story cannot be changed to ever forget what damage was done by those scoundrels. But we see a side of those individuals that you've perhaps never thought of. Based upon some historical facts about those men and women who were actively working to plunder ships and towns, Boren, nevertheless, looks at those ancestors of many of us, who may have had no choice, but to turn their backs on former lives... Those who love action and adventure will get their fill! Sword fights, knives, pistols, cannons and other "stolen" weapons available at that time, walking the plank, burning and killing...with the reward of riches and supplies to live on...It happened historically! But I loved the underlying stories of the characters, including those in minor roles, such as the Indian who asked to join the ship and became Rafe's friend, after the love of his life had been raped and committed suicide... Invaders to the Americas were just like now--good and evil. Boren has created a fascinating tale of the individuals who were, perhaps, on both sides of any given battle. And he has done it without any loss of the thrills, danger and suspense that we all love. An intriguing glimpse at our history from a totally different perspective, in my opinion. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended!
desolationoutlaw More than 1 year ago
Douglas Boren's 'Pirates Revenge' is so many things at once: action, adventure, drama, thriller. The dialogue is crisp, the battle scenes breathtaking, but mostly, it proves to be a masterpiece of characterization. As with his other novels, Boren's mastery of sea-faring tales is evident; his descriptions truly make you feel as though you are there. I was struck by the richness of the not only the main characters, but the secondary players as well. The conclusion is an epic nail-biter that actually exceeds the buildup. Fans of Boren's will cherish every turn of the page. New readers will discover a master storyteller with few peers. I eagerly await his next effort.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite It's the present day and Josh Alexander is going through his grandparents' musty attic looking for information on his ancestor, Rafe Alexander, the pirate. Rafe supposedly sailed with the famous female pirate, the Black Widow. Then Josh comes upon an old trunk and in it he finds an old manuscript called "Pirates Revenge". What is there about Rafe and pirates wanting revenge? Back in 1700, Rafe's eighteen year old mother, Maggie Alexander, worked as head of the household for Lord Myron Victor of Cheswick. She is raped and beaten by Lord Myron's guest, Carlos Ramirez, who takes slaves to the Caribbean Islands from their home in Africa and brings back rum, molasses, cotton and sugar to sell in Spain. Lord Myron is Ramirez's financial backer. When Maggie finds she is pregnant with Ramirez's child, Lord Myron fires her and she is forced to work as a wharfside tavern's barmaid while she raises her child whom she loves dearly and names Rafe. When Maggie is murdered, Rafe runs away to sea with Sam Newell who loved Maggie. Rafe wants revenge against Ramirez who is now one of the wealthiest men in the Caribbean. But Rafe is not the only one who would like to see Ramirez suffer and die for the awful things he has done. "Pirates Revenge" is an entertaining story that is well-written and well-edited. The characters of Rafe, his mother Maggie, Sam Newell, and Chantica Vinson, commonly known as the Black Widow, are all totally believable and will draw readers into this swashbuckling story full of fighting, blood, gore, sinking ships and cannon fire. The plot moves believably to the end and contains action and dialogue that are first-rate. But as Author Douglas Boren writes towards the end on page 485, "The pirates of the age were in fact the true terrorists of their time. They were not the lovable ruffians that today's culture makes them out to be...a pirate was a common enemy to all nations. He stole from all." Nonetheless, this is a book that readers should not miss.