The Captain’s Log – whisper of the tide (Sarah Tolcser) – great ending to underrated duology

Ahoy there me mateys!  I loved the author's debut and was excited to finally read the second book of the duology.  While I try to post no spoilers if ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . I absolutely loved life on the river … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – whisper of the tide (Sarah Tolcser) – great ending to underrated duology

Wayfare Wednesdays! A Travelogue of Ports Unknown! Iceland to England – The Ship Tour Wrap Up!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Welcome to the newest installment on me Log, Wayfare Wednesdays!  As ye scalawags know, yer Captain always be spending me time dreaming of the next far off ports and searching of a good adventure.  So I thought I would give the crew some insight into the fascinating people, places, and things … Continue reading Wayfare Wednesdays! A Travelogue of Ports Unknown! Iceland to England – The Ship Tour Wrap Up!

Off the Charts that Walks the Plank – the silent patient (Alex Michaelides)

Ahoy there me mateys!  For those of ye who are new to me log, a word: though this log’s focus is on sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult, this Captain does have broader reading tastes.  Occasionally I will share some novels that I enjoyed that are off the charts (a non sci-fi, fantasy, or young adult … Continue reading Off the Charts that Walks the Plank – the silent patient (Alex Michaelides)

On the Horizon – over raging tides (Jennifer Ellision)

Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . over raging tides (Jennifer Ellision) Title: over raging tides Author: Jennifer Ellision Publisher: self-published Publication Date: Available Now! (paperback/ebook) ISBN: 978-1986148962 Source: NetGalley When I saw the heading "A Lady … Continue reading On the Horizon – over raging tides (Jennifer Ellision)

The Captain’s Log – song of the current (Sarah Tolcser)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the sea tale of Caroline Oresteia, a lass who wants nothing more then to sail the river on the Cormorant with her father and their crewmember Fee.  She longs for the day when the river god will finally speak to her and looks towards the future of inheriting the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – song of the current (Sarah Tolcser)

Treasure Island: An Audible Original Drama

Ahoy there mateys! I thought this review by me crew member fictionfanblog was just too perfect not to share with the rest of me crew. Enjoy. Arrrrr!
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An Audible Original full cast dramatisation starring Oliver Teale, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister. Dramatised by Marty Ross from the original by Robert Louis Stevenson.

When I re-read Treasure Island a few years ago, I fell in love with it all over again. It’s undoubtedly one of the best adventure stories ever written, full of characters who’ve become such a part of our national psyche they almost feel historical rather than fictional – Long John Silver, Blind Pew, Ben Gunn, Jim Hawkins (arr, Jim, lad!), et al. Even younger people who may not have read the book will recognise these characters even if they don’t recognise the names, since they’ve been used and adapted in nearly every pirate book or movie ever since – the wooden-legged pirate with a parrot on his shoulder (Pieces of eight! Pieces…

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The Captain’s Log – octopus pirate (Jane Yates)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Okay with a title like that how could I not be intrigued?  Would this novella finally settle the grand debate once for all: octopi or octopuses?  And what exactly does an octopus pirate look like?  The author's website shows this possibility: I was intrigued. The story is set in the Victorian … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – octopus pirate (Jane Yates)