The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack #8)
As a long-time fan of the Bloody Jack series, I think The Wake of the Lorelei Lee does hold true to much of what I love about the series, but sadly it also feels a bit tired and scattered. I really hope this series isn’t running out of steam.
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee is the eighth book in the series, and in many ways exactly what you’d expect of a Jacky Faber novel – swashbuckeling adventure, danger on the high seas, and Jacky her usual unsinkable self. She really is a fa ...more
Good series, love the books, and they are starting to drag a little.
This series is like sickly sweet lemonade. When you take the first sip, it seems to be good to be true. You slurp it down, savoring its every drop about Jacky (Mary) Faber and her adventures. She is a swash-buckling heroine that charms you right from the start. Smart, strong, devious, and witty, there is nothing you would not love to read about with her. You gladly gulp down each...more
I rarely do so but I fear the time has come to raise the white flag in surrender. After eight books I am thoroughly exasperated with Jacky Faber and company. Her adventures may hold the attention and imaginations of legions of others but I find myself compelled to admit defeat and make haste to the nearest life boat. The series has been floundering for some time and while Meyer tackled some more matur ...more
Jacky Faber, rich after some questionable appropriation of Spanish ...more
In this installment, Jacky Faber is once again on the brink of being united in matrimony with her beloved Jaimy, and once again events play out in a way to mak ...more
So, maybe a 3.5. Or not. And if you have read my other reviews of the books in this series you know that I rate these books on a different rubric than say, a real literary piece. If I get a bunch of good laughs and Jacky gets in and out of scrapes with much hilarity, then I rate it high because that is why I am reading these. My ratings drop when Jacky is too promiscuous, too outrageous or the plot is non-existent.
It was much better for me than the last book in this series whi ...more
Of course they wouldn't hang Jacky. And they must be stupid to use her own ship!! Do they not know who Jacky is??? Oh well it turned out better for her. I was glad that the Captain was nice, otherwise that would have been a very very bad for all the convict women on board. I was glad that Jamiy had the same fate as Jacky, I still want her to get with Jared! I mean he comes up in his ship all beautiful and his flags say, "Hello, Puss". How freaking cute is that?!?! Sa ...more
I also wish the author were less ambiguous about Jacky's sex life. Sometimes she says she did naught but kiss, and ot ...more
Smash it all up he does, though, and Jacky is soon on her way to lifetime imprisonment in Australia -- on what used to be her own ship, even! Captive, destitute, almost friendless, with nothing but her wits and her shiv ...more
I write to you with much love and thanksgiving for I am very pleased indeed with the merriment and yes, joy, your exploits bring me. I commend you on your goodness and bravery and pray that I may learn more of your adventures in the future. All are better for having known you and I am no exception.
With love and et cetera,
There were a lot of interesting historical references and facts and the beginnings of Australia and Jacky's first experiences with the Bombay Rat (Chinese pirates).
I think it's because it's finally another sea adventure--it's where the characterization of Jacky can really shine. She's usually the only female, and as such, a total novelty amongst bawdy sailors. On land, she's kind of just obnoxious.
I'm kind of flummoxed about an older guy having written these books, because sometimes, he can do her g ...more
Truly, this is one of my favourite series' ever. It's remarkable consistent. The books are pretty fast reads. The writing is excellent (any qualms taken against it should note that it is in character and hardly needs to be pristine ...more
Jacky is taken captive (AGAIN) in this novel, bound for Australia as part of a cargo full of female convicts meant to populate a colony. Shenanigans ensue, in true Faber fashion.
Once again Jacky has many an adventure, kisses many a people, and gasp even dallies with a female this time around! Oh surely she is forced (…petted) to be the Chinese Pirate gel’s pet, but she enjoys it all the same. Jacky in this instance is reminding me terribly of some of ...more
Louis A. Meyer passed away on July 29, 2014 from refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His final Jacky Faber book, Wild Rover No More, will be published posthumously in September.