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Blaggard's Moon (Trophy Chase 0)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  128 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
From the author of highly praised Trophy Chase Trilogy comes this exciting swashbuckling tale of a pirate sentenced to die for the crime of mutiny.

As he awaits his fate, this pirate (none other than the delightful Smith Delaney from the Trophy Chase Trilogy) ponders his life and the events that have brought him to this fate.

In the process of remembering, and in grappling w
Paperback, 373 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Harvest House Publishers
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Margaret Chind
Sep 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Smith Delaney is a man who is awaiting his demise. This is a novel, of Delaney remembering a story in vivid detail of how things went from one place to another in the world of vast pirating and pillaging where the townsfolk saw no end of terror. Polivka weaves an intriguing tale as a master storyteller that brings images easily to the mind's eye of a reader and keeps one ceaselessly thirsting for more.

Many a book can grab me and pull with the never-ending page turning drama to a finish. This bo
Nov 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Wow. Great story. Great storytelling. Polivka gets better and better.

Chronologically, this story occurs before the Firefish trilogy, but if you read this one first you're apt to be disappointed with them. Press on, Polivka gets better.

Having read Firefish, of course, you suspect how this book has to turn out, but Polivka keeps you in suspense until the end. Masterfully weaving several narrative threads, Polivka gives us great insight into the history and struggles of Smith Delaney as he waits ex
Rachel Thomson
Sep 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
There are moments in our lives that change everything.

Forks in the road. Accidents. Love at first sight.


Yup, that one changes everything. Forever.

A lot of the time we don’t see those moments coming. Especially the last one. But Smith Delaney, the marooned pirate whose post-sitting ruminations open Blaggard’s Moon, can see Death coming, wrinkled and white-eyed and iron-clawed, thanks to the horrific stories told him by tribal chiefs the night before. Delaney has been left on a post in the m
Jill Williamson
Jun 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Review by Jill Williamson

The story opens with a man named Delaney sitting on a post in the middle of a jungle lake that is infested with piranah and horrible mermonkeys. As Delaney ponders how he came to be in such a predicament, the reader drifts with his memory and into a wonderful adventure. We come to know the story of a girl named Jenta who was low born but brought up as a lady. We learn of a young man named Damrick who stands up to defend the common folk from pirates by forming the Hell’s
Jun 04, 2009 rated it liked it
Yo Ho and a bottle of rum.. a pirates life for me… okay maybe not for me, but a book… A pirates tale. Now that’s for me! After all the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies and such that have been about the past few years I thought diving into this book would be an ease! I must admit the first chapter I couldn’t get into it. It gave a W-I-D-E overview and I didn’t see a focus. The second chapter I started to see a bit more form and started to meet a few characters. By the third chapter I was hooked! ...more
Fred Warren
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
What is it about pirates? They’re low-down, blackhearted, sadistic, murderous, lying, cheating, thieving, drunken reprobates with lousy personal hygiene, but we root for them anyway. We make movies about them, we design amusement park rides around them, we name fast food restaurants after them, and we even dedicate a day on the international calendar to talk like them.

Maybe, as the advertisement goes, there’s a little pirate in all of us. He represents a lot of things we wish we could be…carefre
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Some books are about the plot, the twist and turns of the mystery. Others are about the feelings and emotions of each character as the heart is revealed chapter by chapter; but Blaggard's Moon has the best of both worlds.

The story line itself was superb. A young man coming home from the Navy, ready to fight the worlds evilest men on the high seas (pirates!)...a love that was destined to be, yet, cut short by deaths appointed time...and one man who remembers it all, convinced that death would co
J.L. Mbewe
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book begins at the end and through flashbacks we learn why this pirate, Smith Delaney, is sitting on a post in a pond and awaiting his death by the terrible mermonkeys . Author, George Bryan Polivka, has done a masterful job in his use of the flashbacks. Through the wandering mind of Delaney, we embark on three stories: Damrick Fellows, the pirate hunter; Jenta, a young woman doing her best to play the cards she has been dealt; and of course, Delaney, a pirate contemplating his life and the ...more
Apr 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: blue-covers
The characters are enjoyable, but I had hoped to see more of them and definitely more action. I wanted more cannons, more swords, more gunpowder - more pirate vs good guy! The romance, while present, did not fly off the page for me or seem entirely believable because not that much detail had been put into it. I had hoped to see Jenta become something like Elizabeth Swanson from Pirate Of The Caribbean, but sadly that was not her course in life.

The flashbacks became a little confusing at times an
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George Bryan Polivka was raised in the Chicago area, attended Bible college in Alabama, and ventured on to Europe where he studied under Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. He then returned to Alabama where he enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College as an English major.

In 1986, Bryan won an Emmy for writing his documentary, “A Hard Road to Glory,” which detailed the difficult p
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