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

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  162 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
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 a ship bound for the West Indies. En route she is kidnapped-a cas
Paperback, 620 pages
Published January 24th 2013 by Createspace (first published September 14th 2012)
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Aug 27, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jill by: Victoria Vane

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
I went into reading this book with the expectations of a Pirates of the Caribbean type book. Well, I wasn't disappointed at all. In fact, I found it to be so much more! There's seafaring action, romance, comedy, drama, and a cast of delightful characters.

Cate McKenzie is fleeing Great Britain because of her involvement with her husband (Brian) in the Scottish Uprising of the attempt to put Bonnie Prince Charles on the throne of Engand. Cate's husband is captured. Yet it is not clear whether or n
John Walker
Jan 16, 2016 John Walker rated it really liked it
The sometimes rollocking and mostly tedious adventures of Mr. Cate and Captain Nate. In 1753 Cate Mckenzie, on the lam from being inn the Jacobite War is captured off a Royal Navy ship by Captain Nathanael Blackthorne, fearsome pirate and scourge of the high seas. Fearing all kinds of nasty things Cate finds herself adopted by the captain and crew earning the title of Mister Cate as her proves herself capable of many tasks (don't ask her to tie a knot) and there is a slow and mostly painful roma ...more
Emery Lee
Aug 19, 2013 Emery Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ann Alton
Mar 14, 2015 Ann Alton rated it it was amazing
It cracks me up that I thoroughly enjoyed a book called "the pirate captain." No, it's not a bodice-ripper, which is what the title made me think of. It's about flawed people, afraid to trust. It's about the characters and the relationships which is what i look for first and foremost in a book. Some elements smack of the Pirates of the Caribbean, some of Outlander, but I loved the characters, as much as I wanted to shake them or even punch them at times....
Sep 27, 2013 Lucinda rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lucinda 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!
Thomas 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
J. Rowan
Sep 20, 2012 J. Rowan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Fiona Lyle
Aug 22, 2016 Fiona Lyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soooooooooo good. I loved this book more than I ever thought I would. When I seen it was like Outlander with pirates I thought I had to give it a go but not in my wildest dreams did I think I would have been completely enraptured with the story as I was. This exciting historical adventure had me completely engrossed, I loved the characters and their background stories and even had a giggle or two with the pirate slang but I was also almost in tears especially in the last chapter. I would say thi ...more
Susan Freeze jennings
Feb 13, 2015 Susan Freeze jennings rated it it was amazing
This book, Nor Silver, is just an appetizer for a smorgasbord of tantalizing pirate storytelling in Kerry Lynne's first book. The Pirate Captain leads us to endless treasures of greed, power, thievery, everlasting love, profound hatred and non-stop action. I loved this book and immediately bought the second book, Nor Gold. Now, awaiting her next and third book, Treasured Treasures, I am rereading both books.....if you truly want a fabulous story, you will not want to miss this!
Zan Marie 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.
Carrie Botkin
Apr 29, 2016 Carrie Botkin rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of books but few make me want to crawl in and live with the characters like this one did. The Pirate Captain is one of the rare books that causes me to lose sleep and all track of time just so I can have a glimpse at the intriguing world author Kerry Lynne has created. If you are a fan or historical romances like Outlander, this series is a MUST READ!
M Tittle
May 02, 2013 M Tittle rated it it was amazing
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!
Sep 28, 2012 Annee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lori Greenlee
Dec 31, 2014 Lori Greenlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

A friend suggested this book and I just loved it . It's long and had twists and turns but so worth the read
Oct 27, 2013 Shelley rated it really liked it
This reads like a fanfiction of Outlander. The Cate character is clearly modeled after Claire Fraser – imagining that she fled Scotland after Jamie goes to prison. This book follows Claire/Cate’s journey, mourning the loss of her great love, with a price on her head and not a penny to her name.

There are so many similarities to Outlander, which I found extremely amusing once I got used to it. Of course, there is the addition of the full-of-life and very entertaining Nathan Blackthorne, a very Ja
Cindy Woods
Jul 17, 2016 Cindy Woods rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Bravo! Good writing, but good editing is sorely needed. I was able to set that unfortunate problem aside due to the content of the writing... it is captivating and worth the additional time to reread a sentence here and there.
The story drew me in and held me page after page.... just could not put it down. The action is pretty much nonstop, and you may think you know what's going to happen next, but surprises in every chapter. This is the first book i've read by this author, and I am tota
Georgette Champagne
Apr 29, 2016 Georgette Champagne rated it it was amazing
I don't have the words to say how much I loved this book! It is first and foremost an intense historical fiction adventure on the seas of the Caribbean. Lucky for us Kerry has created some interesting and complete characters to fill the book - Nathaniel, Cate, Thomas and Pryce of addition to many others including the animals on board the ship! She describes the sailing of a pirate ship in great detail but in a way that understandable to those who know not a thing about ships. The sto ...more
Mar 16, 2013 Shirli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Oct 10, 2013 Tami rated it really liked it
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
W Doak
Apr 19, 2014 W Doak rated it it was amazing
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
Melissa ownsbey
Jul 29, 2013 Melissa ownsbey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Victoria Vane
Aug 04, 2013 Victoria Vane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truly enjoyed this! Review by Emery Lee will post soon at Romantic Historical Lovers.
Aug 16, 2014 Laura rated it it was ok
I am not sure why I felt compelled to complete this book, perhaps hoping for more. Just a dry read that had the opportunity to be something, but fell short of the mark.
Dec 17, 2015 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the story, but the end crushed me and I'm not sure I can go into the next book. I will anyway as I have to know what happens. ;-)
Amanda Wurtzberger
Sep 21, 2014 Amanda Wurtzberger rated it really liked it
I liked the book. I've read others didn't like the ending, but I did. I'm ready to read the next one.
Jan 19, 2014 Hafiza rated it liked it
Very long
Way, way, too long
Rita Wright
Mar 11, 2015 Rita Wright rated it it was amazing
I can not lay it down. The best book ive read since Outlander.
Dec 15, 2013 Woody rated it it was amazing
The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend, Nor Silver - I can honestly say is not a historical romance), thank goodness, but I would call it historical pirate fiction” a blend of history, a love story, sailing, action/adventure and a underlying curse.

No bodice-ripper but it does have a "intense" love story (very adult) between the Captain and Cate Mackenzie, a Jacobite widow. There are no happily ever after endings but's there are extremely deep emotions shared, I cried and laughed with the MC
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"Kerry Lynne was a history major in college and went into teaching for a few years. Then she wound up in the decorative painting world, where she traveled, taught and published for over 35 years and as luck would have it her hand stopped working. So she went back to what she knew: writing, history and sailing."

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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!” 1 likes
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