Just finished reading a copy of this for our library -- great book for young adults and older (at least 5th grade & up). Kinda Pirates of the Caribbean tale (daughter of a pirate befriends teen boy who has amnesia & turns out to be son of her pirate father's enemy). Written by Christian author but there's no preaching in it (but faith plays a role in to story, esp. in the lives of some characters). Good fiction and first of a series. No romance; just a swashbuckling tale (some violence as pirates aren't the kindest folks) but it's appropriate and not too graphic. I'd recommend it and when my son is a little bit older, I'll let him read it.
Incredible book! Mr. Batson, with his simple, yet fast-paced writing style, knows how to spin an amazing tale!
Whipped half to death, a teen wakes on an island with no memory of who he is and how he got there. A pouch he clutches holds a shock of hair, a small cross, and a rare green diamond pirates would kill for (and do).
Declan Ross, captain of the Wallace, and later the Bruce (and what a battle it was!), wants to free himself and his somewhat annoying and headstrong daughter Anne from the piracy business forever. But when he crosses with the notorious, blood-thirsty pirate Bartholomew Thorne, things get ugly for him and a friendly order of monks who hold the last (um... maybe not) map to the long lost treasure of Constantine located on the volcanic Isle of Swords. Absolutely incredible!