Friday, October 2, 2015

Jacqueline's review of Under the Black Ensign by L. Ron Hubbard

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Under the Black Ensign by L. Ron Hubbard

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom Bristol sailed to hell and back Under the Black Ensign. That’s where the real adventure begins.

Bristol’s had plenty of bad luck in his life. Press-ganged into serving aboard a British vessel, he’s felt the cruel captain’s lash on his back. Then, freed from his servitude by pirates, his good fortune immediately takes a bad turn . . . as the pirates accuse him of murder—and leave him to die on a deserted island. Now all he has left are a few drops of water, a gun, and just enough bullets to put himself out of his misery.

But Bristol’s luck is about to change. Finding himself in the unexpected company of a fiery woman and a crafty crew, he unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own, and sets off to make love and war on the open seas.

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This is a most excellent book! I so totally loved it! From the very beginning, it read like one of those pirate movies from the 30s and 40s that I love so much. Those movies got me so hooked on pirate movies and etc., and this book helps feed that love. The characters are great and the story is too. It has a wonderful ending that I totally loved. The ups and downs of our pirate hero draw you in and drive the story to a most satisfying conclusion. A great book that is excellently written, and well worth reading. Go have a pirate adventure today.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- adventure, romance, pirates
Age recommendations -- 15 and up
Sex content rating -- practically none
Violence rating -- moderate

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