In the story, Kit Cabot is being groomed to take over his family's shipping fortune in 1808 Boston, Massachusetts. While Kit yearns for the approval of his father, he finds the day-to-day operations of the family business incredibly boring.
Determined to do something more with his life, and attracted to the seafaring life of his uncle, Kit decides to stowaway on his uncle's ship. But instead of being swept up in the life of adventure and romance he always imagined, Kit finds himself subjected to harsh 1800's maritime conditions and another stowaway with a sinister mission of its own.
Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl combines high sea adventure with dark horror, and paints a world filled with both mundane and otherworldly dangers. It builds a claustrophobic sense of supernatural terror as Kit and his friends are forced to deal with the dangers of nature and an unknown horror possessing the ship.
|Publisher:||Tracy Fobes Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
As Tracy Fobes, she's published eight award-winning paranormal romances about love complicated by grimalkins, witches, druids, mermaids, and even mad scientists. Her publishers include Simon & Schuster and Leisure LoveSpell. Tracy also publishes contemporary romance and horror novels as eBooks. As Georgina Sand, she goes in a different direction and pens hot erotic romances that often have a paranormal twist, too.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dark adventure on the high seas - Historical fiction is, hands down, my favorite genre as I love being taught history on the sly as I'm entertained with an interesting tale. Paranormal and fantasy run a close second, so when the two are combined, the book is already nearly a sure winner for me. This was definitely the case with author Tracy Forbes' "Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl". An incredibly well-written adventure, beginning in early 19th century Boston and launching onto the high seas as precocious Kit Cabot stows away on his uncle's ship and gets much more excitement than he bargained for. This was a dark and amazingly fun adventure that I was sad to see come to an end. Very well done.
Oh I loved this book. It is an amazing adventure, an intriguing tale with mystery that held me spellbound. The raw life of a sailor, the dream of Kit to be like his uncle and the very scary mysterious red pearl, that takes control of the captain. The evil that dwells within made my heart race The details are intense and made it a compelling read and I hated to see it end. The characters are amazing and so strong, making the story a delightful read. It is written in a great format and the chapters easy to read, it was impossible to put down and I was left wanting more. Tracy Fobes is a brilliant author and she has certainly grabbed my attention. I love her mind and imagination and I will be looking for more of her work. I recommend this book highly to everyone who enjoys a mysterious adventurous book. It is one of the best I have read.
In Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl, Kit Cabot is a young boy in the early nineteenth century. An injury he suffered as a child left him with a leg that hurts day in day out. Despite that, he finds family business tedious and boring, and he wants nothing more than to join his uncle John on his ship. Life on board of the ship turns out to be unlike anything Kit expected though: his uncle guards a mysterious red pearl, and is jealous whenever someone even comes near it. The pearl has an eerie attraction to everyone who comes too close. Kit, along with several members of the crew, tries to help uncle John get rid of it. However, the entity living inside the pearl has other plans and will stop at nothing to get what it wants, and soon, everyone on board the ship, including Kit, is in mortal peril. Kit is an enjoyable character, and despite having a personality suitable for nineteenth century life, he is easy to sympathize with. Sometimes when reading historical fiction, history and time seems to add so many layers between the reader and the characters that they’re impossible to relate to, but Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl, doesn’t suffer from that. If anything, the setting is a blessing. Demonic possession is used in literature every now and then, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used on board of a ship in the 1800s. Mix in an unique setting with good writing, and you get a 110-page long (in my pdf version at least) story that will scare you and entertain you at the same time. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.