Pirate Freedom

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Tom Doherty Associates, 2007 M11 13 - 320 pages

As a young parish priest, Father Christopher has heard many confessions, but his own tale is more astounding than any revelation he has ever encountered in the confessional . . . for Chris was once a pirate captain, hundreds of years before his birth.

Fresh from the monastery, the former novice finds himself inexplicably transported back to the Golden Age of Piracy, where an unexpected new life awaits him. At first, he resists joining the notorious Brethren of the Coast, but he soon embraces the life of a buccaneer, even as he succumbs to the seductive charms of a beautiful and enigmatic senorita. As the captain of his own swift ship, which may or may not be cursed, he plunders the West Indies in search of Spanish gold. From Tortuga to Port Royal, from the stormy waters of the Caribbean to steamy tropical jungles, Captain Chris finds danger, passion, adventure, and treachery as he hoists the black flag and sets sail for the Spanish mainland.

Where he will finally come to port only God knows . . . .

Pirate Freedom is a captivating new masterpiece by the award-winning author of The Wizard Knight and Soldier of Sidon.


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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

Fun to jump back into Gene Wolfe, even if part of his plot (published 2007) mimics my manuscript from 2004. I won't hold it against him. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
1 The Monastery
2 The Santa Charita
3 Veracruz
4 Spain
5 Pirates
6 Captain Chris
7 The Windward
19 Novia Estrellita and Some Others
20 The Voice of God and the Santa Lucía
21 Goodbye Old Buddy
22 The Vincente
23 Jaime
24 Our Pirate Fleet
25 The March to Portobello
26 Portobello and Santa Maria

8 How I Became a Buccaneer
9 How I Became a Pirate
10 He Was a Woman
11 The Island and the Auction
12 Our First Capture
13 Escape Murder and Reunion
14 Thousands of Miles
15 A Woman Hiding
16 The Accursed Galley
17 God Has Punished Me
18 This Horrible Ship
27 Novia in Council
28 Maracaibo
29 Hoodahs
30 Our Attack
31 To the Pacific
32 The Sea Fight
33 Gold
34 Afterward
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Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.



A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.

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