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Die heimliche Piratin

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Pirates! History! Romance! No zombies!

A swashbuckler set in the West Indies of the early 19th Century THE WITCH FROM THE SEA is a love story, a coming-of-age adventure and an eccentric comedy of manners about a woman who runs with the pirates to free herself from the conventional "rules" of gender, race and class.

Tory Lightfoot, an orphan of mixed white and Mohawk blood,
Paperback, 443 pages
Published 2000 by Econ & List (first published 1998)
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Althea Ann
Usually I avoid books from independent publishers like a plague. Prior to this, every book I'd read from a small, (often 'feminist') press was really just something that shouldn't have been published in the first place - amateur or worse.
However 'Witch from the Sea' got really good reviews, and I love pirate fiction - so I picked it up. What a pleasant surprise! The writing is fully professional-calibre, and the story is a fun adventure-romance - in the early 19th-century, a young woman, Tory, r
Maya Wildgoose
Jun 09, 2014 Maya Wildgoose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read and re-read this book many times over the years, and it still sticks with me. Beautiful writing, beautiful setting, and amazing characters. I wish there were more!
Oct 31, 2012 R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time I read this book five or six times in a row. I should probably try it again.
Jay DeVine
Delightful pirate yarn, based in the early 1800s, following the War of 1812. Nice interweaving of action and historical fiction. Plot and characters are interesting. I had pretty low expectations in the first few chapters, but a couple nice little plot twists made the book pretty enjoyable and not as formulaic as I was expecting.
Lisa Jensen
Jan 30, 2012 Lisa Jensen rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
No, I can't actually read this book in German (I wrote it in English, but it has an average 4-star rating on, so I'll trust the opinion of those kind-hearted German readers!) I do know that this edition is about 50 pp longer than the English-language version, The Witch From The Sea, so if you'd like to read more of the story, brush up on your German...
Lisa Jensen
Jan 09, 2012 Lisa Jensen rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I wrote this book. But here's what nautical historian/author Joan Druett says: "The Witch From the Sea is a historical adventure with guts as well as glamour. Wild-spirited Tory is an irresistible character." Over at Reading Rocks, the reviewer says: "I am in love with this book. A+"
James Aschbacher
This is a terrific historical fiction swashbuckler! An exciting adventure told from a woman's point of view this engaging story will suck you in. Couldn't put it down.
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