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  • Published: 30 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473540644
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Blackbirder




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

The second part of the thrilling Brethren of the Coast trilogy

Thomas Marlowe, former pirate and captain of the Guardship, lives prosperously on his tobacco plantation near Williamsburg with his lovely wife Elizabeth. But when King James, the huge ex-slave who is in command of Marlowe's sloop, kills the crew of a slaveship - a blackbirder - and makes himself the most wanted man in Virginina, Marlowe is forced to go and hunt him down.

Setting off in pursuit of the blackbirder, struggling to maintain control over his crew - rough privateers, set only on plunder - Marlowe follows James's trail of destruction all the way to the shores of Africa. There, in the slave port of Whydah, James and Marlowe face a common threat - and their final showdown.

  • Pub date: 30 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473540644
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

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 Sea Saga 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 master of both his period and of the English language'”

Patrick O'Brian

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

Bournemouth Daily Echo


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