Book Reviews of Isle of Swords (Isle of Swords, Bk 1)

Isle of Swords (Isle of Swords, Bk 1)
Isle of Swords - Isle of Swords, Bk 1
Author: Wayne Thomas Batson
ISBN-13: 9781400310180
ISBN-10: 1400310180
Publication Date: 9/11/2007
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Isle of Swords (Isle of Swords, Bk 1) on + 69 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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.
reviewed Isle of Swords (Isle of Swords, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
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!