In these rollicking, madcap, often bloodthirsty pirate stories, Abe, the First Mate serving under Captain Morgan on the pirate ship Sweet Cutlass, tells his story of piracy on the high seas while sailing around the world in the waning years of the great age of sail.
After Abe earns his own command of the pirate ship Night Lightning, he works in tandem with his mentor and former captain as they successfully board, loot and scuttle merchantmen of all flags. The pirates maraud and pillage at will on a route that takes in San Juan, Hatteras, the Bermudas, Madagascar, Zanzibar, the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf, the Andaman Islands and Tierra del Fuego. They ruthlessly amass and bury a fortune in treasure, fight with other pirates, mutiny among themselves, carouse among landlubbers, deal with a treacherous sheik, free many slaves, make men walk the plank, and ship aboard beautiful, lively wenches.
Between these covers are tales of singing pirates, lots of rum, a sea hag, an Amazonian pirate crew, gold and slave trafficking ships, a talking parrot, sea monsters and violent storms that open the gates to Davy Jones's Locker.
Author E. W. Farnsworth was born in California and now lives and writes in Arizona. E.W.'s collection of crime stories, John Fulghum Mysteries, and his romance/thriller, Engaging Rachel, were published by Zimbell House Publishing in 2015. His John Fulghum Mysteries, Volume II, will appear from Zimbell House in 2016. Bitcoin Fandango, Farnsworth's picaresque novel about global intrigue in cryptocurrency enforcement, appeared from Greenman Arizona Press in 2015. Along with Farnsworth's first collection of western stories, Desert Blood, Red Blood, 2015, Pro Se Productions will offer his techno-thriller spy stories, The Secret Adventures of Agents Salamander and Crow as a monthly Single-Shot series starting in 2016 and as a collection thereafter. His Desert Sun, Red Blood, Volume II, and Dead Cat Bounce, an Inspector Allhoff mystery novel, are to be published in the near future. E. W.'s collected science fiction stories will be published as DarkFire at the Edge of Time in England by Audio Arcadia Publishing in 2016. Eighty-three of his short stories published during 2015 including many in Zimbell House Publishing anthologies. Some of E. W. Farnsworth's sci-fi stories and modern fables are available on line from Ether Books and Jotters United in the UK and fictuary.com in the US. Two of his earliest John Fulghum mysteries will be available on line in 2016 at IndelibleCHAOS in India. E. W. is now working on an epic poem, The Voyage of the Spaceship Arcturus, about the future of humankind when humans, avatars and artificial intelligences must work together to instantiate a second Eden after the Chaos Wars bring an end to life on Earth. Farnsworth also just completed a novel about Gypsy life in Europe during the Nazi era for Zimbell House Publishing. For continuous updates on current and forthcoming works of E. W. Farnsworth, please see: www.ewfarnsworth.com. The Book Planners - Your Professional Services Solution www.TheBookPlanners.com