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Sea of Lost Dreams: A Dugger/Nello Novel

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Mexico, El Dia de los Muertos, 1921. Penniless and hunted, Nello, Dugger and his lover Kate make a spectacular moonlit jailbreak and set sail for the paradise of the South Seas. But they fall prey to the intrigue of two mysterious stowaways: Darina, a young Irish escapee from the brutal Magdalene nuns, in search of her lost twin; and Guillaume, a seasoned French spy sent t ...more
ebook, 268 pages
Published April 11th 2011 by Albatross (first published January 19th 2010)
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Set in 1921, Máté's rousing sequel to Ghost Sea finds Captain Dugger and his mate, Nello Cerriaci, on an odyssey from Mexico to Polynesia aboard Dugger's ketch with an odd trio of companions. Already aboard is Kate, a woman with no memories beyond the past three weeks. Joining them after a daring rescue of Nello from a Mexican jail are Darina, an Irish woman calling herself a nun, and Robert Guillaume, a self-professed French spy. They set sail for Tahiti, an exhausting, treacherous 3,000-mile, ...more
I loved the first book in this series and when I finished it I was happy to read in the endpapers that the author was working on a sequel. I was then in need of a book for a long trip to the arctic, so I went to the book store when I recognized the title of this sequel and immediately bought it. I read it over the course of a few flights nearly without putting it down, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found a few parts of the book to be slightly too far fetched (some aspects of the man overboard sce ...more
Crystal (Kris)
I received a copy of Sea of Lost Dreams: A Dugger/Nello Novel in a first reads giveaway. I'm sorry that it's taking so long to review as I received it just before exams and couldn't begin reading it until now.

This story is dark, beautiful, and haunting, filled with strong characters and adventure. It's historical in nature, yet the events that take place seem almost fantastical. Máté is a strong writer and very knowledgable of the topics about which he writes. The story is told in great detail,
Picked this up on vacation in a book swap when I ran out of things to read. It's plot driven, "adventure on the high seas". Predictable, plot driven, melodramatic but not so bad I didn't finish it. Good enough to fill the reading hours but wouldn't bother with it if there were other options.
lots of fighting and sailing. These 2 salt dogs, escaped BC, ended up in Baja, selling rifles to the revolutionaries, escape there and head to Tahiti to relax and look for some gold. End up in the Marquesas instead and take on the french navy highhandedly (twss). I think the best parts of this book are the sailing bits, and the crazy French commander of Hiva Oa. Parts surreal, parts cheesy love story, parts tormented inner lives, this is a unique novel if nothing else.
Shannon Baas
This is a great book about a sea captain, his lover, mate, supposed spy, and a nun that really isn't a nun. It covers their adventures crossing the ocean, pirates, and how they get away. I would definitely recommend it.
John Graf

I just found this author. Serious talent. Only this & Ghost Sea were in my local library. I'll be looking for more.
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Sea of Lost Dreams excerpt in Cruising World magazine! 1 1 Sep 08, 2011 10:01AM  
Sea of Lost Dreams excerpt in Cruising World magazine! 1 1 Sep 08, 2011 09:59AM  
Ferenc Máté has made a career of out documenting his own quests—whether it’s restoring a Tuscan ruin, building a vineyard from scratch, or sailing the seven seas.

Born in Transylvania, he escaped at age eleven when the Hungarian revolution was crushed by Soviet tanks. He grew up in Vancouver and has lived in California, Paris, Rome, the Bahamas and New York. He has worked on a railroad extra-gang a
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