|The first book in the Jezebel Johnston series|
Meticulously researched, the story doesn't gloss over the difficulties Jezebel faces, from hiding her sex from her shipmates to the brutality of the pirate life. Her crush is less than enthusiastic about her presence on board as Jezebel learns the harsh lessons of the life of a pirate. But the sea is in her blood, and Jezebel resolutely sets out to make her mark in the world, starting at the bottom like any proper lad.
|Book 3 in the series|
Born on the pirate island of Tortuga, fourteen year old Jezebel Johnston is a beautiful mulatto sired by an English privateer named Long Tom Johnston and Mofina, the Madame of a well known bordello. For most of her young life, Jezebel was mesmerized by her father’s stories of life on the high seas. Eventually he sailed off on a new adventure and never returned.
Frustrated by her own boring existence, Jezebel conceives of a daring plan to escape the island. She disguises herself as a boy and signs aboard the pirate ship, Devil’s Handmaid, captained by the notorious Dandy Dan Abrams. Her disguise works and within hours she’s sailing away from all she knows as she boldly challenges the dangers and threats that lie before her.
Writer Nancy Hansen tells a story of clashing empires all seeking to expand their dominion into the New World. Amidst this expansion of wealth and influence, the pirates of the Caribbean were borne, a savage fraternity of outlaw sailors, murderers and scalawags who ruled the seas. Now comes the saga of a young girl willing to share their tempestuous adventures, cutlass for cutlass, until one day she will become the greatest pirate queen of them all.
From the book description: Follow the saga of Jezebel Johnston, an island girl set on a course to become a famous Pirate Queen. Contains the first four novels of Nancy Hansen’s thrilling, authentic adventure; “Devil’s Handmaid,” “Queen of Anarchy,” “Sea Witch,” and “Mourning Star.” Cover by Kevin A. Johnson, interior illustrations by Rob Davis.
Hansen has stories in a number of Pro Se anthologies as well as New Pulp fantasy and science fiction and young adult novels. The Jezebel Johnston books, published by small press Airship 27 Productions, are intended for an older teen and adult audience.
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