The Butcher's Daughter: (A Journey Between Worlds)

The Butcher's Daughter: (A Journey Between Worlds)

by Mark M. McMillin

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ISBN-13: 9780983817932
Publisher: Hephaestus Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2015
Series: Captain Bloody Mary, the Queen's Privateer , #1
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Mark McMillin has lived in a number of states throughout the U.S. as well as overseas. After serving in the military, he obtained his law degree and has served various publicly-traded and private companies as general counsel. He enjoys history and writing and those two interests led to this book.

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The Butcher's Daughter: (A Journey Between Worlds) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
I must admit that I know little of ships or life at sea, so I’m not sure how accurate this is described in The Butcher’s Daughter, but it does sound pretty realistic.In any case, this is an entertaining read that offers a strong plot and remarkable characters. Mary, our main character, is captain of her very own ship, prowling the Caribbean, prospering in the New World. But when the past catches up with her, and Queen Elizabeth decides to save her life, it’s only for one purpose: so she can help Queen Elizabeth win the war at sea, the war against Spain and the most powerful armada the world has ever seen. I do know a little about the era the book takes place in, and as far as I know, most of the events are pretty accurate. Even though staying true to what happened in reality, the book also spins an intriguing story. The characters are quite realistic, in particular Mary. The writing is rich and flows well, and the author has no issues transporting the reader back in time and making them part of the story. Historical fiction fans will devour this book. I look forward to reading more books by this author. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
SimplySarahReviews More than 1 year ago
I was given an advanced review copy in return for an honest review. The book opens with a violent and brutal attack on a butcher, and his young daughter. Mary was able to fight off her attackers and escape with her life. As a young woman, she explains her upbringing, how she began a life of sailing and smuggling, and overseeing a crew of rowdy me, in the sixteenth century. Bloody Mary, as some have titled her, recalls how she overtook a ship and executed the captain, Dowlin, forcing them all to be ever-mindful of his vengeful family. This story is richly told, full of action-packed adventure. There is even romance and heartache. From a family set on vengeance to a raging storm, this book, like no other I have read before, has it all!! There is a bit of sailor jargon throughout, however there is a section that nicely explains all the terms, and provides extra historical information. I found that very helpful. Great tale indeed! - Sarah