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Dead Reckoning: A Pirate Voyage with Captain Drake

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After the death of his foster father, young Emmet is invited by a previously unknown cousin, explorer Francis Drake, to be a servant aboard the Pelican for a trading expedition. Emmet soon learns how a thirst for wealth can turn men into monsters--including himself.
Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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DEAD RECKONING is a journey into the real pirate lifestyle. Based on the true story of Sir Francis Drake, an English pirate from the sixteenth century, this is the tale of life aboard a pirate ship from the eyes of Emmet, Drake's young cousin who serves as his page. Laurie Lawlor incorporates her research effortlessly into the novel, creating a thrilling yet realistic adventure story.

Emmet begins the story as an innocent young boy, the apprentice to
Sep 07, 2008 Duane rated it it was ok
This pirate story is based on the life of Sir Frances Drake that enjoyed a life of priviledge even though he was a cold blooded pirate. We see Drake through the eyes of young Emmett who becomes Drake's page during the many adventures they take. A good read of behind the scenes pirate life and sea-man ship.
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Aug 02, 2007 Goldie Marie rated it did not like it
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I hated it, it was not enjoyable at all and I hated it. It was just really dull and dry and boring and the neding was anything, but favorable.
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This was a good pirate book about a privateer. I had never heard of this pirate till now, but I know a lot about this voyage he went on now. An overall good book.
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Laurie Lawlor grew up in a family enamored with the theater. Along with her five brothers and sisters she spent summers in a summer stock repertory company in a small mountain town in Colorado that was run by their mother (costumer, cook, accountant, and resident psychiatrist) and their father (artistic director).
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