Rip-roaring adventures for fans of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and Patrick O' Brian, in these pirate prequels to 'Treasure Island'. When all your friends are dead, there's no choice but to join the enemy! After pirates stormed his merchant's ship, massacring all around them, they found one opponent who wouldn't go down: John Silver. And so with six men dead at his hand, Silver is made an offer he can't refuse: join them or die. On the other side of the world, the legendary Captain Flint is the meanest, most dangerous bandit on the high seas.
He fears no another man -- until he meets fellow freebooter 'Gentleman' John Silver.
Together, they forge a formidable partnership as villains-in-arms.
But there's more to piracy than rum, sodomy and the lash! there's gold, hundreds of thousands of pieces of it, enough for everyone, in fact -- until the arrival of Selina, a beautiful runaway slave, triggers a violent jealousy that turns these best of friends into sworn enemies. And as Flint schemes to secure the vast loot for himself, the legend of Treasure Island begins!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780007268948