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The Prodigal (The Jack Mallory Chronicles #1)

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A story of relentless pursuit, betrayal, and revenge: As a young boy Jack Mallory knows horror and desolation when James Logan and his pirates murder his father and abduct his mother. Falsely accused of piracy himself, Jack is thrown into jail. He survives seven years in London's notorious Newgate prison and emerges a hardened man seeking revenge. His obsession with findin ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published March 25th 2012 by Fireship Press
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Jean Oram
Original note: Sounds like an interesting book that'll have adventure, romance, and revenge. :)

Review: It was interesting all right! I loved it.

Initially, I wasn't sure what I would think with it being a historical nautical novel and picked it up as I know S.K. on a writer's board. I've never read this genre and was expecting dry details and lots of technical terms. It wasn't like that at all. It was awesome!

I loved the adventure, the dynamics between the characters, the secrets and double plays
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Libby
I'll admit that this book took a while to get me hooked, but once it did it refused to let go. I don't blame the book for the slow attraction, because it is not a genre that usually attracts me, but I was familiar with S.K. Keogh from some of her other writing and I gave this book a chance in spite of its subject matter. Boy am I glad I did! Once I got into the story it was hard to put down. In fact, it made me late for work on one occasion because I just had to see what was going to happen next ...more
Suzanne Marble
I received this book free through goodreads and this is my honest opinion. This book took a very long time for me to get into and actually enjoy reading, but once i was in, i was hooked!!! I loved the characters in this book. They were filled with emotions and had the greatest sense of what was going on in real life! I loved the varying sentence structures and unique wording. I was not sure this book would hold true to the historical side, but it was very good! The imagery dragged you into the s ...more
Patricia
A great read that lends itself to a wide audience, young and old. I enjoyed the colourful characters, specifically the pirates, although I wasn't always sure what their functions were on board ship, but that's just my ignorance of naval tradition. I found the ending very satisfying, even though some might consider it tragic. Two characters who might have been enemies will now be forced to work together because they each loved one woman in their own way. I'm definitely up for the sequel.
Kim Rendfeld
If you want a story about pirates as human beings who love, hate, search for plunder, and seek justice, read "The Prodigal."

The reader is presented with a complex story of Jack Mallory, a young man who lost his father and his freedom and is trying to get his mother back; Maria Cordero, a young woman who lost her father and wants revenge, and James Logan, the pirate responsible for the deaths of Jack's and Maria's fathers and devoted husband of Jack's mother. I told you it was complicated, but th
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Elizabeth Eagan
This was a good read once I got into it. I would have liked to read more historical facts within the story for that time period to really put the reader there with Jack.
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When Susan Keogh won an elementary school writing contest and a trip to a regional young writers conference, she hadn’t realized that experience was the beginning of a love affair with words. Keogh was raised in a large family where reading was encouraged. Through her mother’s interest in history, Keogh grew to admire such authors as Michael Shaara and Bruce Catton, a fellow Michigan writer who fo ...more
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