Plot Summary: The second in a rollicking trilogy about the adventures and exploits of one Dr. Peter Blood… turned pirate!
My Book Review: “Captain Blood” was an enjoyable read for me several years ago (you can read my review of it here). I was happy to learn there were more books in the series, however one thing one must know going in is that the adventures in the second and third books are not in chronological order. In other words, they are interspersed within the timeline of the first. This also means that there is no appearance of Blood’s sweetheart, Arabella Bishop. Boo-hoo!
Despite this drawback, there is plenty of romance—both in the classical sense and in the emotional lives of some of the side characters. There are plenty of women to keep the story lively! Another thing I appreciated was that each chapter was pretty much a completely different scene altogether. No repeats here! Sea battles are described in such a way as to not get too much over one’s head, and still be exciting.
Chivalry, courage, wit, and strategy… They say Ryan Gosling has it all, but I rather think it’s Peter Blood.