- Having loved The Fiddler’s Gun, reading this book was a foregone conclusion.
- The Fiddler’s Gun by A.S. Peterson
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Summary from GoodReads:
From the backwaters of Georgia to the taverns of Philadelphia, Fin Button is the talk of the colonies. The British say she’s a pirate. The Americans call her a mutineer. The crew of the Rattlesnake call her the most unlikely thing of all: captain.
But with the Revolution on the verge of defeat, the Congress offers Fin a deal. If she can free a noblewoman held captive by pirates, the French may be persuaded to join the war. Fin’s reward? A full pardon.
Along with Jack, Topper, and the mysterious Armand Defain, Fin sails the Rattlesnake to the Mediterranean Sea, half a world away. Their destination is Tripoli–home of the savage corsairs and slavers of the Barbary Coast.
To win the prize, Fin will need the help of an ancient seafaring order, the Knights of Malta and the resolve of one faithful knight could alter more than just the outcome of the Revolution. It could mend the heart of a lonely girl and give rise to an American legend.
2011 is turning out to be the “year of pirate books ™” for me. Between The Princess Bride, Fiddler’s Green and upcoming Steel, I am definitely getting my fill of piratey-books – which is okay by me!
But this is a review about the marvelous Fiddler’s Green.
Let me just say that I waited with bated breath for this sequel. I picked up The Fiddler’s Gun last year and devoured it in one short plane ride. I was so caught up in the story that several people sitting across from me, beside me (and including the flight attendants) asked me what I was reading and why it was affecting me so much. I happily told them (I couldn’t show them as it was on my Kindle) and a few of them made a note of the title.
I then passed around my autographed copy of The Fiddler’s Gun to several members of my book club. And I’ll be doing the same with Fiddler’s Green. Pete, I knew you were a damn good writer after reading The Fiddler’s Gun, but man – you outdid yourself on Fiddler’s Green.
This book tugged at my heartstrings, it had action and adventure and this male author managed to capture the voice of a female and all of her longings and wishes in a way that I wish I could write. I loved each and every character, main and secondary, brief and long-lasting though their times were.
With a story set place during the American Revolution, much of the time spent in Fiddler’s Green is at sea. The descriptions of every day life on a ship and of life as a sailor were so vivid I could see it all clearly in my imagination – and I know very little about it all! I’m sounding a bit like a fangirl but when you come across a book that you love so much, it’s really hard not to. This book gave me everything my heart desired in a book and the only regret I felt was when I closed it and put it down after reading the last few words.
These two books are fantastic. Everything about them is. This is a sequel that stands up strong next to the first book and both are more than worthy to grace anyone’s bookshelves.
I can’t wait to see what this talented author has coming up next.
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