Ahoy there, clamber aboard the Bonny Marie and join an amazing adventure on the high seas with young buccaneer Becky Baxter! This is an entertaining, exciting young adult read depicting the lives of pirates in the eighteenth century.
Thirteen year old Becky Baxter wants nothing more than to leave behind her unkind Ma and her life of poverty in the backstreets of Bristol, and meeting sailor Zac Price one day she talks her way onto the crew of the Bonny Marie setting sail from Bristol in 1719. But wait, Becky? A girl on a ship? Becky becomes Billy, and determines she will keep her true identity a secret, however hard it may be. She joins Captain Scarbrill and his crew and slowly learns the ropes, the highs and lows of being away at sea.
But what’s that on the horizon? A black banner! Pirate captain Logan and his crew seize the Bonny Marie and Becky decides to join them! Cue a life of riding the waters targetting merchant ships and procuring gold and other treasures from those ships they encounter! Where will this all end? Will the pirate lifestyle be able to endure? This is a cracking buccaneer adventure tale for young adult readers. And this adult enjoyed it very much too!
Thank you very much to the author for providing a review copy of this novel.
'The Black Banner' is available now in paperback and Kindle editions, published by SilverWood Books., from Amazon UK and Amazon USA.