If you think growing up now is tough, see what the 17th century has in store for a young man in Wales.
John Roberts, a young Welshman, struggles to pull his mother and younger brother out of poverty. "Oh, God, make me someone important," he prays as he dreams of becoming an officer in the Royal Navy, admired for his heroic deeds.
By chance, in the middle of a violent storm, he meets the legendary buccaneer captain of the Abemarle, and, trusting in the Lord, embarks on an amazing sea journey of self-discovery, peril, and adventure. With the help of friends he meets along the way including a formidable pirate of African descent, a streetwise teenager from his homeland, and a plucky farm girl, he takes on the aristocracy, a murderous slave trader, and a naval captain intent on his destruction. Roberts fulfills ambitions and defeats foes, but his greatest triumph is not realized until he learns what is really important and stakes everything to secure it.
Readers who've ever made a bad decision, ever faced unjust accusations, dashed hopes, and unreturned love will sympathize with Roberts' plights and exult in his victories.
This novel includes historical events and characters.
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