Pirate Treasure

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Grab a cutlass, attach that peg leg, and sharpen your hook, 'cause you're gonna need 'em to safely sail through these scurvy-filled, shark-infested waters. From historical swashbuckling classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to futuristic pirates of outer space in Edgar Rice Burrough's Pirates of Venus, from innocents kidnapped to women privateering, you'll find plenty of adventure and a treasure of reading pleasure.

Devil's Own Luck

By David Donachie

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Harry Ludlow, forced out of the Royal Navy, becomes a privateer in partnership with his younger brother James. But for the Ludlows, murder and intrigue take more of their time than hunting fat trading vessels. Harry and James find themselves aboard the Navy's 74-gun Magnanime. In command is a captain with whom Harry has crossed swords in the past. When James is found standing over the body of a dead officer, Harry's feud shifts into the background.

First of the Privateersman mystery series.

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Captain Blood: His Odyssey

By Rafael Sabatini

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In 1685, Irish physician Peter Blood is happily settled in a small English town when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth interrupts. After saving the life of a wounded nobleman who turns out to be a rebel, Blood is charged with treason and sentenced to ten years as an indentured slave in the Caribbean colonies. On the islands, Blood is recognized for his knowledge as a physician, and thus he develops a romance with a young lady. But their attachment is ill-fated, as her father is the owner of Blood's servitude. When Spaniards attack the colony, Blood and his fellow convicts take advantage of their victory celebration to steal their ship, sailing off to become the boldest and most fearless pirates on the Spanish Main.
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Ship of Magic

By Robin Hobb

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Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships--rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. The fortunes of one of Bingtown's oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia.
For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy unjustly denied her--a legacy she will risk anything to reclaim. For Althea's young nephew Wintrow, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard ship, Vivacia is a life sentence.

But the fate of the Vestrit family--and the ship--may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider. The ruthless pirate Kennit seeks a way to seize power over all the denizens of the Pirate Isles...and the first step of his plan requires him to capture his own liveship and bend it to his will....

First of the Liveship Traders series.

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Privateers

By Ben Bova

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"America Has Ceded The Heavens To The Tyrants -- And The Renegades. The U.S. has abandoned its quest for the stars, and an old enemy has moved in to fill the void. The potential wealth of the universe is now in malevolent hands. Rebel billionaire Dan Randolph -- possessor of the largest privately owned company in space -- intends to weaken the stranglehold the new despotic masters of the solar system have on the lucrative ore industry. But when the mineral-rich asteroid he sets in orbit around the Earth is commandeered by the enemy, and his unarmed workers are slaughtered in cold blood, the course of Randolph's life is changed forever. Now cataclysm is aimed at the exposed heart of America -- a potential catastrophe that Randolph himself inadvertently set in motion. And the maverick entrepreneur must use his skills, cunning, and vast resources to strike out at his foes hard, fast and with ruthless precision -- and wear proudly the mantle that fate thrust upon him: space pirate!"
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Pirates of Venus

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Astronaut Carson Napier plunges into swash-buckling adventures when he is stranded on Venus. Classic (1932) science fiction from the writer who brought us Tarzan and John Carter of Mars.

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The Witch from the Sea

By Lisa Jensen

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It's 1823, and 16-year-old Tory runs away from Boston's Worthen Academy for Women. Disguised as a boy, she takes to the sea, only to find herself aboard a pirate vessel. Plundering and true love ensue.
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Pirates

By Linda Lael Miller

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Phoebe needs to forget about her divorce, but she can't foresee what awaits her on Paradise Island. Duncan Rourke is known to historians as "the pirate patriot." He's been dead for two centuries--until Phoebe steps into a run-down island hotel, and into his world. Neither Phoebe nor her pirate can envision the glorious adventure that is about to unfold.
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The Least Likely Bride

By Jane Feather

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In the "Brides" trilogy, three unconventional women vow never to marry, only to find themselves overtaken by destiny. The least likely bride is shy, bespectacled Olivia, who is abducted by a ruthless privateer--and discovers love, adventure, and passion in his arms.
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Wake of the Perdido Star

By Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan

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When his parents are murdered, 17-year-old Jack O'Reilly joins the crew of the Perdido Star, facing "storms, shipwreck, hostile and friendly natives, and enemy vessels," eventually leading a renegade band called the Right Honourable Brotherhood of Shipwrecked Men.

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Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson

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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

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