Pirates Revenge

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
488 Pages
Reviewed on 06/19/2012
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Author Biography

Douglas Boren has lived a full and exciting life. A retired Physician Assistant, he has lived from Alaska to Florida, from New York to New Mexico, and many places in between. An avid Master scuba diver, he divides his time between the Caribbean and his home in North Carolina. He has always had a profound fondness for history, believing that rather than just a series of dates and events, it is a living record of real people, much like ourselves, how they live, and their impact on those around them and their role in the unfolding story of life. Pirates Revenge is his third novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite

It's the present day and Josh Alexander is going through his grandparents' musty attic looking for information on his ancestor, Rafe Alexander, the pirate. Rafe supposedly sailed with the famous female pirate, the Black Widow. Then Josh comes upon an old trunk and in it he finds an old manuscript called "Pirates Revenge". What is there about Rafe and pirates wanting revenge? Back in 1700, Rafe's eighteen year old mother, Maggie Alexander, worked as head of the household for Lord Myron Victor of Cheswick. She is raped and beaten by Lord Myron's guest, Carlos Ramirez, who takes slaves to the Caribbean Islands from their home in Africa and brings back rum, molasses, cotton and sugar to sell in Spain. Lord Myron is Ramirez's financial backer. When Maggie finds she is pregnant with Ramirez's child, Lord Myron fires her and she is forced to work as a wharfside tavern's barmaid while she raises her child whom she loves dearly and names Rafe. When Maggie is murdered, Rafe runs away to sea with Sam Newell who loved Maggie. Rafe wants revenge against Ramirez who is now one of the wealthiest men in the Caribbean. But Rafe is not the only one who would like to see Ramirez suffer and die for the awful things he has done.

"Pirates Revenge" is an entertaining story that is well-written and well-edited. The characters of Rafe, his mother Maggie, Sam Newell, and Chantica Vinson, commonly known as the Black Widow, are all totally believable and will draw readers into this swashbuckling story full of fighting, blood, gore, sinking ships and cannon fire. The plot moves believably to the end and contains action and dialogue that are first-rate. But as Author Douglas Boren writes towards the end on page 485, "The pirates of the age were in fact the true terrorists of their time. They were not the lovable ruffians that today's culture makes them out to be...a pirate was a common enemy to all nations. He stole from all." Nonetheless, this is a book that readers should not miss.