The waters of the Caribbean run red in this brutal tale of revenge during the Golden Age of Piracy. Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America. So far, their journey has been uneventful, even boring. But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm the ship to plunder her husband's riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steal, sparking a bloody chain of events that will alter the course of piracy in the Caribbean forever.
Pirate and adventure lovers will find no shortage of treachery, cutlass duels, ship battles, buried treasure and much, much more.
©2011 Matt Tomerlin (P)2014 Matt Tomerlin
This story was ruined by poor narration. The narrator only uses one voice or accent but at different pitches. Somewhat repetitive and rather dull story.
"read and reread, listened and soon to listen again"
The entire series is a much read for anyone that likes pirates or adventure or strong female leads or an edge of your seat finish in one night because ever chapter ends and you say "just one more"
anxiously awaiting the rest of the series for Audible
"not your typical family friendly b.s."
This book was written fore people who love pirate stories and don't want to read or listen to toned down censored whimsical Disney nonsense. It is raw, action packed, vulgar, sexy, ugly and fun. I loved every minute of this book and hope they make audio books of the entire devils fire trilogy. Thank you Matt Tomerlin
Holy crap, this book is awful! One chapter in and I was astounded at the anachronisms! A third way through and the soft core porn is too much to handle! This is a prime example of why self-publishing is never a good option. As an editor, my eyes rolled back in my head every time I read. The characters are thin, the motivations are shallow, and the plot predicable (some say that there's a twist at the end, but I can't justify finishing it). The author has done a cursory amount of historical research, but in that way talks down to his audience (possibly because much shouldn't be expected from readers of pirate romance [which I must disclose that I didn't know I was reading such]). Yet, because he's done that much you'd expect him to forgo such things as an eighteenth century lady sunbathing, or racial inequality on a pirate ship (pirates were known for their egalitarianism and republican governance).
It's possible that I am an outsider to the genre being to harsh, and shouldn't poo-poo on what I don't know. Then again, should pirate romance be considered literature?
"Another decent story ruined by a dull narrator"
This was an interesting book, and was a refreshing departure from the standard Golden Age of Piracy novels out there, what with the protagonist being a female.
Unfortunately, as with many first time authors who decide to have their work produced into an audiobook, the selection of the narrator was a poor one.
The narrator's voice was monotone at best, which in the positive side did well to put me to sleep each evening I listened to this production. Additionally, the narrator's attempt to use different dialects was feeble at best. She would do better to stick to narrating books about dream psychology, or history textbooks.
As to the story itself, it was a good first attempt for an author, even though the ending was a bit on the ambiguous side. This is the case with many first time authors. I should like to go back and read this book the old fashioned way, to see if I find it better.
I will read the other two in this series, in hopes to see if they get better. I remain hopeful.
I think having someone else read this is a good place to start. I don't wanna hear a pirate book read by a woman's soft voice.
A lot of disappointment.
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