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Corsair

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  171 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The once-popular pirate-adventure genre has experienced something of a downturn since the heyday of Rafael Sabatini and Errol Flynn. Chris Bunch ends the slump with the swashbuckling fantasy Corsair, a coming-of-age novel about Gareth Radnor, an honorable young man who goes to sea after Linyati slavers kill his parents. When Gareth finds himself serving aboard a Sarosian s ...more
Published (first published September 1st 2012)
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♥Xeni♥
Nov 25, 2010 ♥Xeni♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, pirate, fantasy
Okay, so this book actually wasn't that bad. I read it pretty quickly (four days, and I really had no time). The action moves forward really fast... at times I was wishing for more filler: more details or descriptions etc.

Otherwise, the characters were pretty interesting. Kind of flat, but that was due to the author trying to pack so much action into the book. (If the book was written with more details, I'm sure it would have surpassed 1000 pages).

The plot was really really really good. Like r
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Lali
Jun 03, 2016 Lali rated it liked it
Pirate ships with a dash of magic thrown in? How was I ever not going to like this? Enjoyable, pretty well paced. Spans quite a lot of time and doesn't dwell on anything unimportant; a lot of scenes that comprise a single paragraph, sometimes a single sentence, to do their job and keep things moving. The whole book is a bit like that; the prose is there to do its job and shuffle on. There's no real attempt at beauty or depth in the writing. But that's fine. I'm here for swords, ships, and sorcer ...more
Debbie
Apr 14, 2007 Debbie rated it it was ok
I didn't much care for Bunch's writing style. I also had some issues with the plot and it's clicheness at times. The pirate's life was definitely glorified and Gareth seemed to have too many modern sensibilities in a world based off of medieval times. It was a fast read, though. The ending was not satisfying at all since the Linyati slavers were still around and on the brink of war with Gareth's people, and there is no sequel out as of yet, planned as near as I can tell.
Pierre Armel
Aug 17, 2015 Pierre Armel rated it really liked it
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Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5.

A page-turner of enjoyable characters, sea voyages, pirates, magic, and good vs. evil.

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Geoff Spakes
Sep 21, 2015 Geoff Spakes rated it really liked it
Somewhat on the lighter side but still a nice adventurous yarn. Left me wondering what would happen next but sadly I've learned that the author has passed away so we shall never know.

Still a good stand alone read.
Brian Turner
Oct 08, 2014 Brian Turner rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
After their families had been killed or captured by Slavers, three friends find themselves a-pirating on the high seas.

A decent fantasy novel with some interesting twists, and good characters you find yourself rooting for as they go on their adventures.

Pmhagerty
Apr 06, 2012 Pmhagerty rated it did not like it
Ok, so I gave up on this one. Took too damn long to get to the point. If I'm close to 100 pages into a 300pg book and it hasn't gotten to the main plot yet, too damn slow. Buh-bye.
Adam
Nov 02, 2013 Adam rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books. The action is constant, the conflict develops nicely, and the characters are enjoyable
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Wandering good story

Chris crosses into very fun territory with a rollicking story. I prefer coming of age storied and this fit the bill.
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Christopher R. "Chris" Bunch was an American science fiction, fantasy and television writer, who wrote and co-wrote about thirty novels.

Born in Fresno, California, he collaborated with Allan Cole on a series of books involving a hero named Sten in a galactic empire. (Cole married Bunch's sister, Kathryn.) He served in Vietnam as a patrol commander. He also wrote for Rolling Stone and was a corresp
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