The Pirate Captain: Chronicles of a Legend
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The Pirate Captain: Chronicles of a Legend (The Pirate Captain: Chronicles of a Legend #1)

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2014 Next Generation Indie Book Finalist Award-Historical Fiction
The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend, "Nor Silver" is a historical action/adventure saga with a twisted love story and answers the question of what would one man do to "Keep his Treasure"!
Having lost hearth and heart to the Stuart Uprising, CATE MACKENZIE, a fugitive war criminal, purchases passage on...more
Paperback, 620 pages
Published January 24th 2013 by Createspace (first published September 14th 2012)
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3.5 stars


Having fled England's shores bound for a new life in Kingston, Jamaica Catherine (Cate) Mackenzie is kidnapped by pirates and taken on board their ship, captained by the legendary Nathanael (Nathan) Blackthorne. Cate has a warrant out for her arrest, having been involved in the Stuart Uprising. Her husband, Brian a leader in the uprising has been transported, believed dead.

Set in 1753, most of the action and story takes place aboard the pirate ship, where Cate is given protection in th...more
T. Edmund
Wow, OK, so where do I begin with this book? I guess I'll start with the best description I can muster: A Mils & Boon romance set on a pirate ship (apparently this has been done before despite being second only in unlikeliness to Dinosaur erotica) stretched to more than 600 pages through endless mind numbing information dumps about sailing and 'character development'

The first warning I was reading a book I probably should have put down, was the beginning chapter being in pure 'pirate' with s...more
Emery Lee
This started out to be one of my favorite books in a very long time!There are so many wonderful things to recommend it until the damned ending! I was all ready to give it a well-deserved five stars and a glowing review but then came the final pages and the ending that wasn't. It felt too abrupt with no resolution of anything and left too many unanswered questions. (view spoiler)...more
Jen Rowan
There's no mistaking the fact that pirates have become rather popular in recent years, and Pirate Captain just adds to the fare. A fun, swashbuckling story with adventure, danger, and the sort of romantic tension that makes you want to shake both main characters for their stubbornness. The author clearly spent a lot of time on researching everything from weapons to nautical terminology to pirate vocabulary. At times, the story gets a little repetitive, mostly in terms of the fights between the p...more
Zan Steadham
Pirate Captain: Chronicles of a Legend, is not your usual pirate story. It’s a sprawling tale with more layers than a hundred onions. At the center of the tale lies the stories of Cate McKenzie, a woman who hides deep secrets, and Capt. Nathanael Jonathan Edward Blackthorne, a man of mystery and legend. Good read.
Haven't received my copy yet, just received notice I had won. 10/10/13
Received my copy and hope to start soon. Have 4 others plus my current read in front. Side note: my nephew opened the package and tried to commandeer the book!
Started 11/17/13
Finished 11/29/13

Cate is a fugitive. She has paid for passage on a ship headed to the West Indies. Unfortunately, that ship is overtaken by pirates, and not just any pirate, but Nathanael Blackthorne. Cate finds herself taken hostage. Life aboard a pirate...more
Every once in awhile along comes a book that you don't necessarily just read, you actually live the story—When it happens it's magical. This is that kind of book. It is perhaps the most engaging and fun pirate book I’ve read in my entire life (which isn’t to say a better one won’t come along in the future.)

I have but a few quibbles, those being editing, in fact, one paragraph is almost repeated verbatim during Cate’s walk along the beach with Thomas. My other quibble was the layout of the digit...more
W Doak
I really enjoyed this step into the past of the realistic life on a pirate ship in the 1700's. The characters are real and flawed just like "we all are"; the Captain and Cate (MC)do the unexpected and make mistakes yep there are smiles and tears. It was a gritty and violent world on the high seas in 1753 and the Pirate Captain shows this in vivid detail; from one minute to the next you never knew who would survive and who would not definitely a live for the day life style. I like book series and...more
Pirate Captain a refreshing read on the world of pirates. Finally something written for someone over 18, I love the characters special Captain Nathan, Cate, and Thomas for a landlubber like myself what a thrill to be sailing on a tall "pirate" ship and able to visual see "in words" life on the high seas.

I don't do reviews but just had to say something about the Pirate Captain, he is a one of a kind character. His story is a cross of Gone with the Wind meet Pirates of the Caribbean/Master & C...more
Oct 30, 2013 Cinward rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Cinward by: Goodreads
I really liked this. It was so big I thought it would take forever to read, but I zipped straight through. What I liked most was that the characters were 'real'. As in, they could be stinky, have scars that were ugly and painful. It was very easy to visualize everything that happened with how well everything was described, without getting to describe-y.

And it came with a nifty book mark and sticker!
M Tittle
WOW! What a surprise. Was looking for a quick read for a business trip and fell in love. The historical setting and Nathan and Cate's complicated relationship made for a great read. Can't wait for book two!
Very long
Way, way, too long
Melissa ownsbey
i liked i enjoyed it very much i cant wait to see what happens in the next book
i rewally liked a the sword fifghting the best
the book cover was awesome
i could see it as a tattoo i would get it butim afraid of needles
if u like fighting ships and pirties u should give this a try
I loved this book. It has everything. Humor, facinating historical seafaring details and fabulous characters to love and love to hate. I highly recommend this book. It's rolicking good fun.
Victoria Vane
Truly enjoyed this! Review by Emery Lee will post soon at Romantic Historical Lovers.
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“Wisdom of the ages you seek, lad? I offer but one word: treasure. At what price does this treasure come, you ask, for not all does silver and gold make? If it be treasure you seek then you are a pirate!” 0 likes
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