Ill Wind

Ill Wind : A Caribbean Pirate Adventure

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A historical adventure novella, introducing the Valkyrie Series by international award-winning author and ex-champion sailor, Karen Perkins.

Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown.

Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage.

Aboard the Freyja, she is hopeful that her new life in the Dutch West Indies will be an improvement - a hope that dies when she is given a slave, Klara, and a whip. She discovers that her soon-to-be father-in-law is a ruthless slave trader in league with pirates, and her fiancé is cold, unfriendly and disinterested in Gabriella. She is little more than a vessel to provide the next generation of van Eckens.

Largely ignored and desperately unhappy, she and Klara develop a friendship which makes life bearable - at first. Once married, Gabriella's life takes a turn for the worse and she descends into a world of horror and abuse until tensions finally explode. Life will never be the same and she has no choice but to take fate into her own hands.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 6.6mm | 127.01g
  • Harrogate, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1 black and white
  • 1910115711
  • 9781910115718

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"I love your books!" - Rowan Coleman/Bella Ellis, author of The Girl at the Window and The Vanished Bride

"Ms Perkins makes the art of writing look easy, a sure sign of a talented writer and gifted story-telling. 5 stars." - JJ Toner, author of Black Orchestra

"Your books are like a binge watch on Netflix because once you start you can't put it down" - Instagram review"Epic pirate adventure" - USA Today Bestselling Author Claire C Riley

I'm impressed with the author's knowledge, and at her ability to combine her love of sailing with a skillful tale - Author Janice G Ross

"A must read for anyone who loves stories of high adventure, privateers, and romance on the open seas!" - Author Debbie McClure
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108 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 31% (34)
4 32% (35)
3 25% (27)
2 6% (7)
1 5% (5)
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