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Captain Black Shadow

(Chronicles of the Bat #1)

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The life of a shipwright's son is a quiet one, always staying in one place while sailors of all sorts pass through, telling tales of their daring escapades to any who will listen. For the young Griffin, stories of adventure aren't enough; he longs to see the world for himself, to have adventures out on the ocean, and to captain his own ship. Even if that means abandoning h ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Snowy Wings Publishing (first published August 16th 2016)
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Rosie Amber
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Captain Black Shadow is a young adult epic fantasy with a pirate theme.

Eighteen-year-old Griffin has no wish to follow in his father’s footsteps and be a shipwright;  instead, he wants adventure on the high seas. He stows away on a ship which is soon captured by pirates who invite him to join their crew. The colourful band of buccaneers change his narrow views about them as they seek justice against corrupt leaders of their world.

They go on a daring adventure in search of artefacts that will giv
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Tiarnán Murphy
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fasinating story following well developed characters in a well built world.
Cillian
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun, low fantasy, coming of age/ adventure story.
More than anything I love the lively and relatable characters. I always find myself wanting to know more about the characters, getting to know them better all the time.
The story has a slightly slow but steady pace but I feel this highlights the ultimate climax at the end of the book.
I'll be waiting impatiently for the rest of the books in the series as I did for this one to be published.
I would say that this book is an enjoyable read i
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Peter H
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I began reading Captain Black Shadow expecting a pirate-filled, fantasy-adventure novel about a boy finding his place in the world. And it certainly delivered on that front! But it also delivered an enormously diverse group of characters, whose backgrounds, story-arcs and individual characterisations are not only interesting, but very real too - and often evoked equally real emotions from me.

These wonderful characters, set against the backdrop of a world which also felt incredibly real and flesh
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Pablo López Córdoba
The book was great.
I was intrigued until the end and now I can't wait to read the next one!
I'm pretty sure that Janina Franck will go far.
Cheers
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Janina Franck was born in the Black Forest in Germany. Growing up there, she shared a room with many of her bookish friends, and by that, shall we say, they were the paper and ink kind. Her imagination spurred by her environment and choice in company, she began writing at a young age.
Later on, she moved to the emerald island of legends and myths, Ireland, where she completed her education in Mode
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