The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence
(The High Seas Trilogy)

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There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes. Most never questioned their murderous way of life.

Then, upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship The Isle of Skye. And the youngest of its crew members, 14-year-old John Spencer, survived the wreck. But would he escape the wreckers? This is his harrowing tale.


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About Iain Lawrence

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Iain Lawrence is the author of many acclaimed novels.
 
Published March 16, 2011 by Yearling. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although it lacks the epochal resonance of the 19th-century adventure yarns—e.g., Treasure Island—that inspired it, this old- fashioned thriller has enough action, plot twists, and eerie melodrama to satisfy young enthusiasts of the genre.

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First-time novelist Lawrence gives a nod to Robert Louis Stevenson in a fast-paced, atmospheric yarn that will have adventure buffs glued to their seats.

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""With this minutely observed picture of maritime life in 1799 Cornwall, Lawrence gives a nod to Robert Louis Stevenson.

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