Ever since I was young, I have had fantasies of pirates and sailing the oceans. This book brought back some of those, and therefore made a heck of a good read.
The story is of Jon, a young stable man who, through a series of bad coincidences, and a whole lot of bad luck, ends up wanted for murder, and on the ship of Captain Baltsaros, and his first mate Tom. He is brought aboard the ship, against his will, after the Captain heard of Jon’s “special talents”. Through many rough seas in his relationship with the Captain, and separately, with Tom, Jon goes on an adventure that tests his beliefs and himself.
The Captain is an interesting character. He is strong, but is he evil or good? It’s really hard to decide. One page I was thinking evil, than he does something that makes him look good. And Tom, he is an enigma in himself. He acts tough, rough, and cold. But is he?
This story is full of suspense, and also mystery, adventure and romance. The sex is rough, as you would imagine on a boat of men, and the whoring on shore is well described. And the book holds a whole bunch of surprises as the story unfolds.
There were a few spots that I felt the story lacked, and the book slowed down almost too much, but then it would pick right back up again and get really good. It could have been on purpose to add to the suspense, but I didn’t always feel that that was the case.
On the whole though, I really enjoyed this book. It is well written, well developed, and thought out. It did take my imagination back to this time in history, and it rekindled some of my fond memories of playing pirate at my grandma’s place on the lake with my cousins. It was most enjoyable!
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Book Description Sheltered and lonely, Jon’s life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbour of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love and jealousy, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal’s Heart trilogy brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by jealousy and lies that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.
Deckard’s first novel is a masterful portrayal of sorrow, hope, and passion, with a narrative that twists the reader through a world set in the Golden Age of Piracy. A thrilling look into the darker side of human nature, Caged effortlessly melds serious historical fantasy with five star erotica.
Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by GGR-Review