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  • Published: 1 March 2002
  • ISBN: 9780552148429
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

The Blackbirder




More thrilling adventures for Captain Thomas Marlowe on the high seas.

Reformed pirate Thomas Marlowe is now married to the beautiful Elizabeth and owner of a tobacco plantation just outside Williamsburg. Thomas has taken the radical step of freeing his slaves and paying them to work on his land, which has made him hugely unpopular with his neighbours.King James, the huge ex-slave and captain of Marlowe's sloop, goes to the rescue of a ship in distress, only to find that it is a slave ship - a blackbirder. There is a fight and James kills the Captain. Realising that he cannot go back to Williamsburg, he decides to take over the slave ship and return the slaves to Africa. Unfortunately for James, amongst the slaves there is an evil black slave trader, Madshaka, who is determine that none of the slaves will be set free.The second part of the enthralling Brethren of the Coast trilogy.

  • Published: 1 March 2002
  • ISBN: 9780552148429
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

James Nelson

James Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain and officer on a number of sailing vessels. His novel Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy was the winner of the American Library Association's 2004 W.Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. He is also the author of the five books comprising The Revolution at SeaSaga and The Brethren of the Coast trilogy. His first non-fiction book is Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack. He lives with his wife and children in Maine.

His web site can be found at: www.jameslnelson.com

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Praise for The Blackbirder

'A swashbuckling yarn...If Errol Flynn was still alive, there'd be a movie here'

Bournemouth Daily Echo

'A master of both his period and of the English language'

Patrick O'Brian

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