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Men of Honor (Pirates of the Narrow Seas #2)

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Captain Peter Thorton, Sallee rover, and his lover, Shakil bin Nakih set out on a quest to rescue the mad duke, Henrique, Duke of Coimbra, the man who wants to be king of Portugal. Shakil disguises himself to slip into the Spanish stronghold of Sebta, and with a Spanish fleet hot on their heels, Thorton, Shakil, and Henrique flee for their lives-only to run smack into the ...more
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published by Bristlecone Pine Press (first published March 5th 2010)
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Feb 13, 2011 Jenre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, historicals, romance
I’d had a mixed response to reading book 1 of this series, specifically because I’d never read an age of sail book before, or been particularly interested in boats or sailing. I’d got a bit lost with the technical jargon in The Sallee Rover but still liked the story enough to want to read Peter Thorton’s further adventures.

When we left Peter at the end of the last book he had converted to Islam, become captain of his own ship and is living in what is now Turkey and blissfully in love with his ex
Gerry Burnie
Aug 02, 2011 Gerry Burnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Some time ago I reviewed Pirates of the Narrow Seas 1: Sallee Rovers, and gave it a five star rating—even though I had some minor reservations about pace. I also have some reservations about M Kei’s latest in the series, Men of Honor: Pirates of the Narrow Seas, #2, [, 2010] but there are enough good things to say about it that I think I can go five stars as well.

M Kei is a good, solid writer. Therefore all the technical stuff regardi
Yancy Carpentier
Passionate and compelling, M. Kai’s nautical tales never fail to please me! Now, the grand adventure continues in “Men of Honor,” book two of “Pirates of the Narrow Seas.”

"Even captains were pawns to the lords of the sea, who moved them – and sacrificed them – wither they would."

Peter Rais Thornton sails his galiot toward Sebta. With him are his lover Shakil and a full complement of crew and mercenaries. Now a trusted captain in the small but determined Sallee Navy, their plan is to scout first
Rollicking adventure with a gay hero. Not really a romance and just about null sex... just good old fashioned adventure à la Horatio Hornblower, but I like Kei's version better. I did enjoy "Pirates of the narrow Seas" slightly better because I could never get my head around why the hero chose to stay with/come back to the British Navy.
Nan Hawthorne
Mar 23, 2012 Nan Hawthorne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As fun a seafaring book as can be.
Review coming soon.
Elisa Rolle
If I have to be true, I didn’t like so much Peter Thorton, the English office that in the previous book converted to the Muslim religion and the Sallee republic; I was actually not sure if the conversion happened for a real belief or more for convenience. Plus Peter was first in love with fellow officer Perry, then fell in lust (not love) with Captain Tangle, the Sallee captain who half kidnapped, half saved Peter by his sure tragic fate in the English Army. From what I gathered, Peter is not ex ...more
Britt Smith
3 stars because I told myself I'd read the second, and I ALMOST did it.


The language is really really verbose. I love reading, and the English language, but this book made it arduous -- again the level of detail was really just a hindrance to what could've been very exciting battle scenes.

The love/romance part still felt a little juvenile and rushed.

As always, I'm not saying I could do better and I have an incredible admiration for anyone who writes.

If you enjoy this level of detail, you
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M. Kei is a tall ship sailor and award-winning poet. He lives on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and apprenticed aboard a skipjack, a sail-powered oyster dredge. He now serves with a fully rigged ship. His publications include over 1200 tanka poems in six languages and ten countries. He is the editor-in-chief of the anthology series, Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka, and the author of S ...more
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