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A gathering of shadows
by Schwab, Victoria
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
Anne Bonny and Mary Read : fearsome female pirates of the eighteenth century
by Weintraub, Aileen
Anne Bonny and Mary Read both spent their childhood in disguise, forced to dress as boys to keep family secrets safe. When they grew up, they used these disguises to join the crews of pirate ships on which women were considered bad luck. This book follows Bonny and Read from their childhoods to their meeting aboard the ship of Calico Jack Rackham and their capture. Students will be amazed at the exploits of these women and will be left pondering the question: Whatever became of Anne Bonny?
Black sails The complete first season
1715. New Providence Island is a lawless territory, controlled by notorious pirate captains. The most feared is Captain Flint. As the British Navy returns to exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. He allies himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to ensure their survival. Many opponents stand in their way: rival captains; Eleanor's father; and John Silver, recently recruited onto Flint's crew, who constantly undermines his captain's agenda.
Blackbeard : eighteenth-century pirate of the Spanish main and Carolina coast
by Weintraub, Aileen
He was born Edward Teach and became one of the most feared pirates ever to set sail. This book follows the man called Blackbeard as he rules the seas and raids the coast of the Carolinas from 1716 to 1718. He even holds the whole city of Charleston for ransom before purposefully running his ship aground. Kids will be fascinated to read about the lifetime of adventures and the dramatic end of the captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge
Capt. Hook : the adventures of a notorious youth
by Hart, James V.
With his long black curls, a shadowy family tree, and an affinity for pet spiders, James Matthew bears little resemblance to his starched-collar, blue-blooded peers at Eton. Dubbed King Jas., he stops at nothing to become the most notorious underclassman in the prestigious school's history. For James, sword fighting, falling in love with an Ottoman Sultana, and challenging the Queen of England are all in a day's skullduggery. But when he sets sail on a ship with a mysterious mission, King Jas.' dream of discovering a magical island quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare.
Empire of blue water : Captain Morgan's great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the catastrophe that ended the oulaws' bloody reign
by Talty, Stephan
The real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean as a privateer in the service of the English became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish Empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World. Morgan gathered disaffected European sailors and soldiers, hard-bitten adventurers, runaway slaves, and vicious cutthroats, and turned them into the most feared army in the Western Hemisphere. They terrorized Spanish merchant ships and devastated the cities where great riches in silver, gold, and gems lay waiting. His last raid, a daring assault on the fabled city of Panama, helped break Spain's hold on the Americas forever.
by Du Maurier, Daphne
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St. Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for a life of honest love--and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. It is this Dona who flees the stews of London for remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds there the passion her spirit craves--in the love of a daring pirate (who is also a philosopher) hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy.
Jean Lafitte : pirate-hero of the war of 1812
by Weintraub, Aileen
French-born Jean Lafitte ran his smuggling business from an island south of New Orleans in the early 1800s. Although the U.S. government did not consider him a friend, he helped America defeat the British at the Battle of New Orleans. In this book, kids will learn about all of Lafitte's exploits and find out why his heroism during the War of 1812 was less of a boost to the Americans than the government first thought.
Peter and the Starcatchers
by Barry, Dave
Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold-and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerse the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.
Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship
by Kurson, Robert
Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men--John Chatterton and John Mattera--are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea--his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history--it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren't enough to track down Bannister's ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate's exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it's only when they learn to think and act like pirates--like Bannister--that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before.
Pirate king : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
by King, Laurie R.
Sent to Lisbon and Morocco, where a British studio is creating a silent film version of "The Pirates of Penzance, " Mary Russell investigates a series of crimes targeting the production and confronts a high-stakes situation when actual pirates orchestrate a hostage situation.
by Gaiman, Neil
Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.
Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and--for one boy and his sister--he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some PIRATE STEW.
Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew is perfect for all pirates, both young and old.
by Blackwood, Gary L.
Noted author Gary L. Blackwood grew up intrigued by crime fighters. In Bad Guys, the two-time Smithsonian Notable Book Award winner takes a look at the "other side." A motley crew of villians, their chronicles are, indeed, fascinating. Yet, Blackwood goes far beyond storytelling. Placing the shenanigans of highwaymen, outlaws, swindlers, gangsters, and pirates against the backdrop of history, he considers them each in terms of the places and times in which the culprits operated. Were they evil cutthroats? Or, were they driven to their deeds out of desperation? In general, readers will find very few Robin Hoods. They will also discover that the reality of many of these men and women lies somewhere between utter scoundrel and social casualty
Pirates : an illustrated history
by Cawthorne, Nigel
In 1724, Captain Charles Johnson published A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pirates. In it he created the modern image of the cut-throats who sailed under the Jolly Roger and gave mythical status to Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Bartholomew Roberts, 'Calico' Jack Rackham, Mary Read and Anne Bonny. Pirates: An Illustrated History looks at the reality behind these legends and reveals a world often as gripping as anything acted out by Errol Flynn. It portrays the pirates, their weapons, their ships, their victims and their hideouts, including the 'pirate capital city' of Port Royal on Jamaica, once infamous as the 'wickedest city in the world'
Pirates of the Caribbean. The curse of the Black Pearl
by Bruckheimer, Jerry
A sweeping story set in an era when pirates scavenged the Caribbean seas. A young man and a rogue pirate must battle a band of the world's most treacherous pirates in order to save a young woman, who has been kidnapped, and recover a lost treasure.
Rise of the Isle of the Lost : a Descendants novel
by De la Cruz, Melissa
Deep beneath the waves, King Triton's powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost--keeping villains in and magic out. And when Mal's longtime rival Uma, daughter of Ursula, gets wind of this, she can't believe her luck. The tide has dragged in something good for a change, and Uma is determined to get her wicked hands on it. But first, she needs a pirate crew.
by Soderberg, Erin
Wally is a pup with a nose for adventure. So when he stumbles onto a ragtag group of puppies who sail the seven seas, he knows he has to join the fun! But if pirates are supposed to be gruff and tough, this furry little guy isn't exactly first-mate material. Does he have what it takes to become a full-fledged puppy pirate?
Straight on till morning : a twisted tale
by Braswell, Liz
What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland...with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess--it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow. So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn't quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help. But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it's up to the two of them to save Peter Pan--and his world.
The gift of the pirate queen
by Giff, Patricia Reilly
Grace O'Malley is doing just fine taking care of her father and younger sister, Amy. She certainly doesn't want her cousin Fiona from Ireland to move in and take over. Grace has enough to worry about, what with Amy's diabetes and her own problems at school with her teacher. But Fiona does arrive and tries hard to fit in with the family. It's still hard for Grace until the day Fiona shares her story of the brave pirate queen named Grace O'Malley. The tale makes her wonder: Does she have the great courage of the pirate queen?
The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation
by Cohen, Rich
Documents the story of underworld legend Albert Hicks, chronicling his mid-nineteenth-century crime spree and the plot gone wrong that culminated in an onboard massacre and manhunt in 1860 Coney Island.
The pirates of colonial North Carolina
by Rankin, Hugh F.
Originally published in 1960, this paperback is the most popular title ever published by the Historical Publications Section and has never gone out of print. It contains a separate chapter about Blackbeard, which includes information on the infamous buccaneer's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Also included are an appendix listing seafaring bandits who were active in North Carolina, a listing of other books about pirates, and a glossary of nautical terms pertinent to piracy.