Hoist the Colors
Madeleine is fifteen-years-old and six months away from being brought out into society. She daydreams of a different life, wanting to learn more about the outside world. Nicholas, three years older, returns from being a soldier with a hand wound and a desire sail the seas. While his mother is trying desperately to arrange a suitable match, Nicholas carouses in taverns and seduces young bar maids in his free time.One night, during the Spring Ball, pirates looting the governor's mansion unsuspectingly carry off Madeleine in a grain barrel. Nicholas goes to rescue his sister. Once on board the pirates' ship, Nicholas finds himself on the wrong end of a flintlock pistol where he meets Captain Redbeard, a fierce-looking beast of a man.Once a fearsome pirate, Redbeard leads a crew of outcasts, driven into the life of piracy through mistakes society could not forgive. As their paths cross, Redbeard must decide the fates of the young Madeleine and her headstrong brother.
- Electronic book text
- 06 Sep 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States