Flint and Silver

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HarperCollins, 2008 - Adventure stories - 376 pages
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Pirates of the Carribean meets Flashman in this rip-roaring, hugely entertaining prequel to Treasure Island John Silver had never killed a man. Until now, charisma, sheer size and, when all else failed, a powerful pair of fists, had been enough to see off his enemies. But on a smouldering deck off the coast of Madagascar, his shipmates dead or dying all around him, his cutlass has just claimed the lives of six pirates. With their comrades intent on revenge, Silver's promising career in the merchant navy looks set to come to an end' until the pirate captain makes him an offer he can't refuse. On the other side of the world Joseph Flint, a naval officer wronged by his superiors, plots a bloody mutiny. Strikingly handsome, brilliant, but prey to sadistic tendencies, the path Flint has chosen will ultimately lead him to Silver. Together these gentlemen of fortune forge a deadly and unstoppable partnership, steering a course through treachery and betrayal and amassing a vast fortune. But the arrival of Selina, a beautiful runaway slave with a murderous past, triggers sexual jealousy that will turn the best of friends into sworn enemies ' and so the legend of Treasure Island begins. You'll be hooked

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Review: Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island

User Review  - John - Goodreads

After 100 pages in, this one's just not doing it for me. I'm moving on to another selection. I was hoping for another "Pirate Latitudes" but this isn't it. There doesn't seem to be a discernible plot to drive the story along. Oh well, there are plenty of other books on my shelves. Read full review

Review: Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island

User Review  - Noorullah Baig - Goodreads

Good Novel like it. :) :) :) Read full review

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John Drake trained as a biochemist--before realizing he wasn't much good at science--and worked an anchorman for PharmaVision, a live-TV broadcast service produced by ICI Pharmaceuticals, before leaving to write full-time in 1999. His hobbies and interests include muzzle-loaded shooting, history, and politics. "Flint & Silver" was inspired by the many unanswered questions left by Robert Louis Stevenson's much-loved classic, "Treasure Island".

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