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Isle of Fire (Isle of Swords #2)

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Brace yourself for a thrilling high-seas adventure and dare to set sail for the Isle of Fire.

"A great explosion rocked the crowded harbor. Flaming debris screamed into the sky and then rained down into the burning water below. The ferocious blaze engulfed ship after ship expanding the circle of destruction in mere heartbeats. The fire rain had been unleashed."

As Cat’s memo
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Thomas Nelson
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Anne Hamilton
Jan 07, 2015 Anne Hamilton rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Ping! Every time one of the 'wr' words came up, I was pinged wright out of the story. Wrung for rung and wretch for retch. Once or twice wouldn't have matter but, after that, it forced me to be conscious of the story-telling rather than the story for significant lengths of time.

Ok, the good parts - an epic cast of characters, each following their own thread of events, before the final tying up of all the lines. Locations shimmy from one chapter to the next - the Caribbean, England, Sweden - isla
Jun 30, 2008 Wayne rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean and fans of The Door Within Trilogy
Hi, all!

Wayne Thomas Batson here. I wanted to thank all of you who put Isle of Fire on your ToBeRead list. I'm honored to be worth your time.

Isle of Fire will release the first week of September. It is available for preorder on Amazon as well. In fact, if you preorder it on Amazon and email me to tell me you have ordered it, I'll send you a signed and personalized bookplate sticker for your new book.

email me at:

Here's the official Isle of Fire blurb:

"A great explosion rock
Kelsey Hanson
This another one for the just okay pile. It was nice to see the familiar characters and it was also good to see that they gave Dolphin more or an active role though I was disappointed that they never really addressed her parentage as much as I thought they would. It's a pretty major development that didn't get enough focus. I also liked the addition of Hopper who was different but likable and full of spunk. Overall, this sequel was a little bit bland compared to the original and forced me to sus ...more
Rachael Marsceau
Feb 20, 2014 Rachael Marsceau rated it liked it
Kinda expected the sequel not to be as awesome as the first book, Isle of Swords. Even though Batson continued the great descriptions and adequately tied up the ending, there were some things I found annoying with this second book.

1. WHERE is the romance we all were sniffing a mile away? We knew it had to be coming. Maybe the next chapter...or the next...oh wait. There are only two chapters left. Oh my. The book's over and (view spoiler)
Preston Roofener
May 17, 2013 Preston Roofener rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book because it is an excellent story about how a small group of people joined together to defeat a common enemy. It goes into detail about the different scenes and all the action that went on in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good pirate story. My favorite character was Commodore Brandon Blake.
Kenan Curry
May 28, 2015 Kenan Curry rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone(after they read Isle of Swords)
Aside from Richard Adams' Watership Down, and The Door Within Trilogy, by Wayne Thomas Batson, Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire are my next favorite books, and they're both written by my favorite author!
In Isle of Swords, Declan Ross and his crew were hired by England to stop being pirates, and be pirate hunters. They accepted, because the only reason they were pirates in the first place, was because England cut them off, not that they wanted to. They were hoping that they wouldn't be cut
Feb 02, 2010 Eli rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best diversion from the “regular world” that I have ever read. In this masterpiece of writing, Bartholomew Thorne, notorious pirate, is discovered to be alive by none other than Declan Ross, Cat, and Anne. However, this time, Thorne is after not only treasure. He seeks revenge, and the only way to get it is burning down London, capital of England. But Thorne will need help from the infamous Merchant, a dealer of the Black Market. Bartholomew Thorne will also need to enlist the ...more
Oct 10, 2008 Brittanie rated it it was amazing
"Isle of Fire" picks up shortly after the conclusion of its predecessor, "Isle of Swords". Cat is staying with the Brethren Monks, training with them while trying to regain his memories of his past life. But he isn't all that certain that his past is something he wants to remember.

Meanwhile, Captain Declan Ross and his daughter Anne sail the sea recruiting pirates for his "Wolf Pack," a group of former pirates paid by the British Government and the Brethren to hunt down other pirates. Villains,
Isle of Swords and its sequel, Isle of Fire, are separate books, but I'll be reviewing them together because reasons. It works because I have pretty much the same feelings about both of them. Just so you know, this review contains minorish spoilers (though I hesitate to call them spoilers because the reveals are completely predictable and I had it all figured out right away).

A few years back, I read this author's The Door Within and the rest of the trilogy. I remember enjoying it, so I wanted
Nathan Petrie
Jan 07, 2010 Nathan Petrie rated it it was amazing
Everyone loves a good pirate story. But everyone also HATES copy-cats. Wayne Batson successfully does what everyone loves. I was expecting a good read when I bought it, but not only did the book surpass its predecessor Isle of Swords, it destroyed my expectations.

Think about it. How far can you go with a traditional pirate story? But no, Mr. Batson doesn't write traditional anything.

The characters of this story are very different from that of a normal pirate tale, they aren't evil, wretched, pir
Apr 22, 2012 Adam rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone 10 and up.
Recommended to Adam by: School Librarian
Privateer Declan Ross and his fleet of pirate hunters have turned from their ways to hunt down those who still hold to piracy. But when news is heard that the notorious pirate Bartholomew Thorne is still alive, he may need more than privateers to stop him.

Cat Thorne and Anne Ross, along with monks of the Brethren are tasked with hunting down The Merchant; a evil arms dealer who has supplied weapons and other things for conquerors and thugs throughout history. But will any survive in The Merchant
Graham Tyler
Nov 16, 2011 Graham Tyler is currently reading it
the Isle of Fire, Batson brings to life the tragic and heroic life of pirates and bravery. The sequel to his previous book the Isle of Swords creates another great suspense novel and thriller. The action takes place across the vast reaches of the ocean during the 1800’s when Europe’s superpowers were battling for control over the new world. But there is pirates on the high seas some ruthless blood thirsty killers and others who are decent human beings.
Captain Ross of the Robert Bruce is a Scott
Dec 05, 2009 TaeKwonDogirl rated it it was amazing
It only gets better than the last book, Isle of Swords. Wayne Thomas Batson's Christian adventure/fantasy book, Isle of Fire, picks up where its predecessor left off in a way that will inspire and amaze readers. Cat, who lost his memory in the last book, is slowly regaining memories- memories that could haunt him for the rest of his life and change his life forever. Anne Ross, the spunky, courageous, and redheaded daughter of Declan Ross, grows in her faith in God and also has her dreams come tr ...more
Jan 09, 2010 Madeline rated it it was amazing
This sequel to the adventure of Declan Ross picks up where Isle of Swords left off. This time around, the crew of "good" pirates are pitted once again not only against Bartholomew Thorne, who has made alliances with a powerful Viking tribe, but against a being called simply the Merchant - the epitome of evil, living hundreds of years but still mortal. Meanwhile, Cat battles against his own identity as Thorne's son and becomes captain of one of Ross' ships, with boisterous Anne as first mate. Tog ...more
Oct 02, 2008 Alexandria rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
The evil Bartholomew Thorne has returned! Through forming a deadly alliance with both the Merchant and the Raukar, he takes possession of a terrible weapon that is seemingly unstoppable. Will London survive? Will Declan Ross and Commodore Blake be destroyed? Will Cat turn to his father's evil ways? Find out in Isle of Fire!

Isle of Fire (sequel to Isle of Swords) is an amazing book written by the mastermind author Wayne Thomas Batson. It's about pirates, a topic that I have found to be handled st
Jan 23, 2014 sadiekane14 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all Wayne Thomas Batson lovers; Pirates of the Carribean fans
Recommended to sadiekane14 by: My Parents
Shelves: favorites
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Youth Bibliophole
Feb 21, 2010 Youth Bibliophole rated it it was amazing
A son of an evil pirate who is afraid to turn into the monster his father was…
A fleet of pirate catchers whose crew is made of former pirates…
A captain of the fleet of pirate catchers who’s crew is the best ever written of…
A daughter of the captain who is also a pirate…
A group of warrior monks who attempt to stop an ancient evil…
A commodore in the British navy who is friends with the captain of the fleet…
A Viking who renounced his Viking ways to lead a Christian life…
A supposedly dead pirate who
Noah Arsenault
Feb 06, 2010 Noah Arsenault rated it it was amazing
Isle of Fire is an adventurous pirate fiction, the sequel to Isle of Swords. It displays many moral themes, with great plot precision. Declan Ross and his daughter, Anne have teamed up with Commodore Blake to hire his pirate friends to help hunt down the enemy pirates, including Bartholomew Thorne, who has escaped his prison. Cat is asked to join the Brethren’s quest against the dreaded Merchant, and accepts, and gives Anne the opportunity to join him on the sea. She is given permission by Decla ...more
J. Tobias
Dec 12, 2010 J. Tobias rated it it was amazing
Captain Declan Ross thought it was over. Much of the treasure was recovered, and now he and his crew are working for England, recruiting pirates from the high seas.

But Thorne isn't dead. He's planning revenge, using a forgotten people, decendants of the vicious Vikings--and he plans to turn England into an isle of horror and fire. His greatest ally is the mysterious Merchant, a ruthless and cunning person that has been haunting the western world for years.

Captain Ross is the only hope England h
Oct 29, 2010 Vrenith rated it it was amazing
Cat stays with the Brethren monks for awhile, learning. He soon learns that they want him to captain a ship to search for a certain evil called the Merchant, who has been providing evil men with evil things for hundreds if years. Cat, with Anne as his Quartermaster, sails off to find his disappearing lair. Will their search be successful? Will they find and defeat the evil Merchant? At the same time, Bartholomew Thorne is learning the secrets behind the Vikings. He gains command over a fleet of ...more
Daniel Quillen
Mar 10, 2015 Daniel Quillen rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the isle of fire. It was a action packed book and i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys that stuff. This book is the second in the "isle of swords" series. I also really like this author. He is a christian writer and makes a lot of connections to his religion and I think that's neat.
R.M. Lutz
Jul 06, 2015 R.M. Lutz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
A fitting sequel with a thickened plot, I would recommend Isle of Fire to anyone who has read the first book, doesn't mind a little violence, and enjoys pirate stories.
(Read more at my blog,
This book was really amazing! I'm so glad that I got to read it. This author does so much to put the picture in the readers' minds and I felt like I was right there with the characters. I really thought the underground headquaters was weird, but I liked how smart Cat was in figuring out about how the Merchant could hear them. I also felt really bad for Commodore Blake when he was requested to go back to England and see the King. I mean, justice was served for him by getting Commodore Wetherby ba ...more
Alix Degraff
Mar 17, 2014 Alix Degraff rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing conclusion to the beginning story of the Isle of Swords, leading to much chaos and the fighting ensued, the destruction is explained and so is the beginning.
Jul 20, 2014 L rated it really liked it
A little complex because 5 different things / parts happen at the same time. A lot battles, a lot fightings, and good decisions. A boy or girl can have a bad father / mother, but the person still can choose to become good. A boy or girl can be not loved by his / her parents but still can choose to be loved and love other people. Our parents or any other can not define us, but only ourselves can make the choose that who we want to become. Full of hope, excited turn, and God's mercy and blessings. ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Alyssa rated it really liked it
A great book about pirates who defeat another pirate who kills everyone!
It has romance, action, mystery and suspense!
Meadow Frisbie
Apr 17, 2010 Meadow Frisbie rated it really liked it
News has come that Thorne is alive, and plotting to destory London. Commodor Blake, now falsley accused of piracy is stripped of his title and ship, can't stop him. Unless he can contact Delcan Ross.
As the plan for London's destruction developes, Thorne must come to grips with his past....before if finds him.

This was written very well. The story was great, the characters believable. But I think Thorne died to early in the end of the book. He didn't really get a good conforntation with his son
Brittany Smith
Mar 27, 2016 Brittany Smith rated it really liked it
Fun. Engaging. Exciting. Realistic. Fantastic!!! I've yet to read a Batson book I haven't completely fallen in love with!
Matt McConnell
Mar 18, 2015 Matt McConnell rated it really liked it
(2nd semester) I really liked this book because it has a lot of action and at the same time humor. The author also leaves you wondering what will happen the whole time. I recommend this to readers who like suspense and action and humor all in one. An example of a literary element in this book is when a character named Cat is trapped in a tunnel and doors keep closing around him. This is dramatic irony because you know why and who is closing those doors and the character doesn't. I think this aut ...more
Jan 09, 2011 Brandon rated it it was amazing
This is the book following "Isle of the Swords" and if you have not read the first book then don't ruin it by reading this book first! But I would have to say that I along with the first book being one of my favorite reads! This book came in shortly after and did not dissapoint! I would advise anyone who has not read a Wayne Thomas Batson book to leave work,drop the computer, or shortly after school, run to the nearest book store and pick one up today! Be sure and start in the right order and I ...more
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