The Buccaneers by Iain Lawrence
(High Seas Trilogy)

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"There’s pirates in the West Indies. Cannibals. They cook you alive," says Mr. Spencer to his son. These words will come to haunt 17-year-old John as he embarks on his first voyage to foreign lands. Carrying cargo destined for Jamaica, John and his crew of the Dragon set off for waters few of them have sailed before. So when they come upon a lifeboat adrift at sea, some are wary of the sailor aboard. Something about his story doesn’t quite make sense. Still, John respects the stranger’s awe-inspiring seamanship. With Horn on deck, he feels the Dragon is in the best of hands.
But is Horn to be trusted? The answer becomes muddled as the Dragon encounters a very real — and very dangerous — pirate ship. Now John starts to believe his father’s warnings, especially after he becomes stranded on an island reputed to have buried treasure. A place teeming with buccaneers!


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About Iain Lawrence

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Iain Lawrence is the author of many acclaimed novels.
 
Published March 25, 2009 by Yearling. 258 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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From glimpses of Captain Kidd's glittering hoard to an all-too-close encounter with a crew of cockroach-carpeted corpses, young John Spencer's new adventures, in the wake of The Wreckers (1998) and The Smugglers (1999), bring him to the edge of death and glory once again.

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PW wrote in a starred review, "Packed with as much excitement as its predecessors (The Wreckers and

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Packed with as much excitement and adventure as its predecessors (The Wreckers and The Smugglers), Lawrence's conclusion t

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Packed with as much excitement and adventure as its predecessors (The Wreckers and The Smugglers), Lawrence's conclusion to the High Seas trilogy opens as John Spencer, now 17 and a seasoned sailor, takes his shift steering the Dragon (purchased by his father in The Smugglers) and spots a lifeboat.

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PW wrote in a starred review, "Packed with as much excitement as its predecessors (The Wreckers and The Smugglers), this High Seas tale offers plenty of full-blooded salty characters, cunning dialogue, surprises around every corner and a classic battle between good and evil."

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