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eBook SeaWitch ePub
Author: helen-hollick
Language: English
ISBN: 1905108141
ISBN13: 978-1905108145
Publisher: BookForce UK Ltd (2006)
Pages: 422
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Rating: 4.6
Votes: 493
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YMCA Camp Silver Creek.

This book is full of I really enjoyed this fine book by Helen Hollick. Her earlier novels have always been firm favourites of mine so I was intrigued to find this change over to a series of novels set in the early 18th century, about the world of sailing ships, the lifestyle of pirates and the charismatic and romantic character of Jesamiah Acorne, captain of the "Sea Witch" - "the man with the black hair and blue.

With a reprimand Alicia sent her away on the pretext of fetching her mistress a shawl ake at least ten minutes; fiftee.

With a reprimand Alicia sent her away on the pretext of fetching her mistress a shawl ake at least ten minutes; fifteen or even twenty if the woman dawdled as she was sure to. Alicia had not met a servant yet who hurried. Well, you have found a lucky landing for your feet Arabella, my dear. Jesamiah said, shedding the Spanish accent and folding his arms, leaning insolently against the closed door.

Author Helen Hollick. Books by Helen Hollick: Pirate Code. 10 8.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The first voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue, from acclaimed historical fiction author Helen Hollick.

When the call of the sea and an opportunity to commandeer a beautiful ship - the Sea Witch - is put in Jesamiah's path he must make a choice between his life as a pirate or his love for Tiola

The Time : The Golden Age of Piracy - 1716. When the call of the sea and an opportunity to commandeer a beautiful ship - the Sea Witch - is put in Jesamiah's path he must make a choice between his life as a pirate or his love for Tiola. He wants both, but Mereno and van Overstratten want him dead. In trouble, imprisoned in the darkness and stench that is the lowest part of his brother's ship, can Tiola, with her gift of Craft and the aid of his loyal crew, save him?

The Time : The Golden Age of Piracy - 1716.

The Time : The Golden Age of Piracy - 1716.

Sea Witch (Sea Witch Voyages). I'm not finished with the book as yet but so far I love it! Thanks so much Helen! Jesamiah is one of the liveliest and endearing characters I've seen come along in a very long time!

Sea Witch (Sea Witch Voyages). The first voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue. I'm not finished with the book as yet but so far I love it! Thanks so much Helen! Jesamiah is one of the liveliest and endearing characters I've seen come along in a very long time!

The Time : The Golden Age of Piracy - 1716. The Place : The Pirate Round - from the South African Coast to the Caribbean.

The time: the golden age of piracy – 1716 The Place: the Pirate Round – from South Africa to the Islands of the Caribbean. Escaping the bullying of his elder brother, from the age of fifteen Jesamiah Acorne has been a pirate, with only two loves - his ship and his freedom. But his life is to change when he and his crew unsuccessfully attack a merchant ship off the coast of South Africa. He is to meet Tiola Oldstagh, an insignificant girl or so he thinks - until she rescues him from a vicious attack, and almost certain death, by pirate hunters. And then he discovers what she really is; a healer and a midwife - and a white witch. Her name, an anagram of "all that is good." Jesamiah and Tiola become lovers, despite her guardian, Jenna Pendeen’s disapproval, but Stefan van Overstratten a Cape Town Dutchman, also wants Tiola as his wife, and Jesamiah’s half brother Phillipe Mereno, is determined to seek revenge for a stolen ship and the insult of being cuckolded. When the call of the sea and an opportunity to commandeer a beautiful ship – Sea Witch - is put in Jesamiah’s path, he must make a choice between his life as a pirate or his love for Tiola; he wants both - but Mereno and Von Overstratten want him dead. In trouble, imprisoned in the darkness and stench that is the lowest part of his brother’s ship, can Tiola with her Craft, and the aid of Roux, Jesamiah’s quartermaster and the rest of his loyal crew, save her pirate? And can she keep Jesamiah safe from another who wants him for herself? From the elemental being that is Tethys, Goddess of the Sea? A charismatic pirate rogue and a white witch - what better combination for a story of romance and high-sea fantasy adventure?
Akir
She's a witch.

He's a pirate.

She is young and lovely, and learning the extent of the power of her Craft, and he is flamboyantly handsome, with blue ribbons braided into his long black hair, and a golden acorn in one ear.

What more could the reader in search of romance, adventure and excitement expect?

But wait. There's more. There's a wonderful creation called the Tethys, a supernatural sea-creature who rules "her water realm with unchallenged power and a terrible omnipotence." In Maori myth she would be known as a Taniwha -- a mighty Taniwha, a taniwha nui.

The three powerful spirits clash and intertwine right from the start of this rousing adventure. The witch, young Tiola, has taken passage on a Cape Town-bound ship, fleeing from the Cornwall mob that would have hanged and burned her. The pirate, Jesamiah Acorne, is in hot pursuit of that same ship, determined to seize it, ransack the holds, rob the passengers, and vanish like smoke into the far horizon. In the midst of the frenzy of action that accompanies this, their souls link and cry out to each other, a spiritual questioning that Tethys, the taniwha asleep in the depths below, overhears, rousing her to dangerous awareness.

And so the complicated story begins. There is conflict, there are battles, there are remarkably well described love scenes, marriages of convenience, vendettas, and vivid characters, many of them evil. Real historical figures appear on the same page as the supernatural, and of course there is plenty of rum. It is Pirates of the Caribbean with a twist.

Helen Hollick's forte is her ebulliant imagination. Everything is original, from her writing, which is vivid and yet as economical as conversational French, where unnecessary words ("the", "and") are dropped for fluency. Notable is the lavish use of the color blue, so expensive and cherished at the time, that the cheeky blue of Jesamiah's ribbons is almost eclipsed by the sheer arrogance of painting his ship -- Sea Witch -- the same blue that was the prerogative of monarchs and prelates! And there are wonderful jokes, snitched from real history, such as the raid of a merchant ship by a crew of pirates who merely needed a haul of hats for their heads.

This book is strongly recommended for young adults who want a rousing story, and also for those who want a thought-provoking new approach to the traditional pirate yarn.
Light out of Fildon
Sea Witch is a lot of things, primarily an excellent read with a detailed and well researched nautical background. Pirates swagger across the pages, there are cutlasses and men in boots and breeches, we have manipulating law-abiding bastards and a colourful supporting cast, from ladies' maids to brothel madams. And then we have Jesamiah Acorne, a man who carries lethal ribbons in his hair, has a painful past and charms women with his eyes and with his smile. It would have been easy to build the entire novel around this wonderful vibrant character, but Ms Hollick is too generous (and accomplished) a writer to do so, and instead the reader is taken on a delightful - and at times overly exciting - adventure that criss crosses the seas as Jesamiah finally faces his demons. Add to this the unfolding love story between Jesamiah and Teolia, and you have a multlayered, wonderful read.
happy light
I didn't really like this at first - I'm not a big pirate fan (though I am a big Helen Hollick fan which is why I decided to try it) and although I enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which is this somewhat inspired by, I wasn't sure it would translate well into print. I also wasn't sure about Helen Hollick, who is known for writing realistic historical fiction, diving into (no pun intended) more fantasy elements. Especially seeing as how she herself admits "I don't really do fantasy, do I?" and was sort of pushed into it by her agent when historical fiction wasn't very popular like it is now.

So at first, I was a bit disappointed - it felt forced. But I found the second half much better than the first and the last quarter of it in particular I couldn't put down. The characters have good back stories and it has an interesting plot, although I didn't really get into until the second half. This isn't Hollick's best work and I don't think I'll read the rest of the series (at least not right now) but it wasn't bad.
Coiwield
Very entertaining tale of a pirate and a (white) witch. Lots of action, good plot which rapidly and unexpectedly changes directions. Both being wronged by society and fighting back.
saafari
I was very surprised at this tale from this author. Very enjoyable! A mix of a pirate tale with a dash of witchcraft. The pirate is as dashing and handsome as I desired and his lady love is a white witch who can only do good. Throw in a dastardly half brother and a greedy and powerful man who desires the lady( but he doesn't know she is a witch) and you have an adventure that keeps you involved until the end. Helen Hollick is well known for her serious historical novels so I bought this out of curiosity and have already acquired the second installment!
Ka
Swashbuckling at its best! This was a wonderful romp across the oceans with a very likable cast of characters, well except that garbage brother! Looking forward to the next voyage! If anything this has convinced me that I was born in the right time....the life of a pirate would not be for me!
Mr.Savik
A good story, with interesting characters. I think there was a lot more to tell and I would have liked to delve deeper into the characters.
A good read that keeps you engaged.
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