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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free a beautiful young widow, Elizabeth Tinling Soon afterwards, while defending her honour, he kills the favourite son of one of the colony s most powerful families in a duel But in a clever piece of manoeuvring he manages to win command of the Plymouth Prize, the colony s decrepit guardship, and is charged with leading the King s sailors in bloody pitched battle against the cutthroats who infest the waters off Virginia s shoresA threat from his illicit past appears, however, as an old pirate enemy plots to seize the colony s wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all or facing the one man he fears."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 388 pages
  • The Guardship
  • James L. Nelson
  • English
  • 06 December 2019

The Guardship[PDF / Epub] ☄ The Guardship Author James L. Nelson – Essayreview.co.uk Book One of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy, featuring Thomas MarloweWith the bounty from his years as a pirate a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret Thomas Marlowe purchases a fine Book One of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy, featuring Thomas MarloweWith the bounty from his years as a pirate a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret Thomas Marlowe purchases a fine Virginia plantation from a beautiful young widow, Elizabeth Tinling Soon afterwards, while defending her honour, he kills the favourite son of one of the colony s most powerful families in a duel But in a clever piece of manoeuvring he manages to win command of the Plymouth Prize, the colony s decrepit guardship, and is charged with leading the King s sailors in bloody pitched battle against the cutthroats who infest the waters off Virginia s shoresA threat from his illicit past appears, however, as an old pirate enemy plots to seize the colony s wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all or facing the one man he fears.


About the Author: James L. Nelson

James L Nelson is an American historical nautical novelist He was born in Lewiston, Maine In , Nelson graduated from Lewiston High School Nelson attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for two years, and then transferred to UCLA, with the ambition of becoming a film director Nelson, his wife, Lisa, and their daughter Betsy lived for two years in Steubenville, Ohio, while Lisa attended Franciscan University They also have two boys, Nate and Jack They now live in Harpswell, Maine, where Nelson continues to write full time.


10 thoughts on “The Guardship

  1. says:

    Pirates, pirate hunters and colonial politicsAnother fine historical novel from James Nelson This one features an exciting tale set mostly in Colonial Virginia Williamsburg, the Tidewater country, the James river and Chesapeake Bay There are pirates, pirate hunters, freed slaves, planters and above all gentlemen who are regarded as such only by condition of birth and true gentlemen who are made such by their actions and the content of their characters And also a very fine lady made such b Pirates, pirate hunters and colonial politicsAnother fine historical novel from James Nelson This one features an exciting tale set mostly in Colonial Virginia Williamsburg, the Tidewater country, the James river and Chesapeake Bay There are pirates, pirate hunters, freed slaves, planters and above all gentlemen who are regarded as such only by condition of birth and true gentlemen who are made such by their actions and the content of their characters And also a very fine lady made such by her actions and character

  2. says:

    I went into this novel with a pre cemented love of all things pirates, particularly Captain Blood, by Raphael Sabatini The only pirate novel that has disappointed me is Tim Powers On Stranger Tides, which was confusing, slow at times, and too other worldly for a pirate novel Here, Nelson has concocted a group of characters are are all interesting and engaging, and thrust them into an adventurous tale of a man s desire to escape his villainous past and start over again in the New World For I went into this novel with a pre cemented love of all things pirates, particularly Captain Blood, by Raphael Sabatini The only pirate novel that has disappointed me is Tim Powers On Stranger Tides, which was confusing, slow at times, and too other worldly for a pirate novel Here, Nelson has concocted a group of characters are are all interesting and engaging, and thrust them into an adventurous tale of a man s desire to escape his villainous past and start over again in the New World For a time he succeeds, but it s fairly clear early on that he will not hold his secret long Like any good pirate novel, Nelson has included an engaging and in ways, unexpected love story The Guardship is the first in a three novel series of the main character, Thomas Marlowe, but it could very well stand alone, like Captain Blood, as a complete story that endsthan satisfactorily at the end I also want to focus on Nelson as a writer he is exceptional He was inspired by parents who were both English teachers, and their influence on him shows in his vocabulary, and original sentence structure One of his many effective strategies is to explain the scene from the perspective of the protagonist, and then immediately begin at the beginning of that same scene, but tell it from the perspective of the antagonist, or any other character important to the scene This is brilliant He does this a number of times throughout the story, and I cannot imagine loving this novel as much as I do had he not provided the stories from multiple perspectives Nelson is a great writer, folks, and not a one hit wonder I enthusiastically will delve into the final two books in this trilogy, but for now, am overwhelmed by how much I enjoyed this novel It brought me several days of pure enjoyment as I watched the injustice, and the revenge play out just as I would have hoped Sheer perfection

  3. says:

    This was a pretty fun, light romance, very swash buckling adventure tale Sort of formulaic, but a good read in spite of that I don t usually go for the adventure books, and almost never for the romances, but this one wasn t too sappy drippy with the love story, and who doesn t love a pirate that is trying to remake himself into a gentleman I ll probably read the next book in the series, just because I want to see how things end up for Elizabeth and Marlowe.

  4. says:

    In the early 18th Century, Thomas Marlowe fights a duel over a woman s honor and gains the enmity of a powerful family in Williamsburg, Virginia He is awarded the captaincy of the guardship, a man of war defending Williamsburg against pirates This swashbuckling adventure should be next to Treasure Island on your shelf Loved it Loved it Loved it

  5. says:

    Entertaining nautical fiction, but practically a romance novel.

  6. says:

    another heave ho yo ho ho ripping yarn Great swashbuckler

  7. says:

    History and Adventure This is the story of Captain Marlowe, a pirate who decides to go straight around the year 1700 Retired to a tobacco plantation near the new state capital, Williamsburg, his former pirate captain is after him and when he accepted command of the colony s guardship he unwittingly sets up a climactic battle with the pirate ship Vengeance The story has numerous subplots including a romance, and the author shows his ability to create a suspenseful plot with loads of action and History and Adventure This is the story of Captain Marlowe, a pirate who decides to go straight around the year 1700 Retired to a tobacco plantation near the new state capital, Williamsburg, his former pirate captain is after him and when he accepted command of the colony s guardship he unwittingly sets up a climactic battle with the pirate ship Vengeance The story has numerous subplots including a romance, and the author shows his ability to create a suspenseful plot with loads of action and intrigue However, this book didn t come off quite as well as his series of Viking Ireland books While he doesn t make obvious errors in naval terminology or local color I would notice both of those, having visited Williamsburg many times and owned 7 boats over a lifetime of sailing I found quite a few improbable events in the plot The ships are not described enough that I felt I knew what they were like, and what description was there seemed like it might be wrong For example, full rigged ships are described with spritsail topmasts like the VASA 1628 , while there s a gaff rigged sloop with modern, triangular headsails I think by 1700 all full rigged ships would be built with a jibboom and modern headsails, and a Navy boatswain could easily convert any older vessels When the new Vengeance goes aground while pusuiing the guardship, the battle should have ended in half an hour Marlowe should have tacked immediately, crossing the pirates bow and delivered a raking broadside Another tack and the other broadside and there wouldn t have been much left of the pirates Launching small boats using stay and yard tackles his reason for continuing to flee takes far too long to expose the guardship to boarders on the disengaged side Indeed, several of the naval actions seem poorly conceived The notion that the captured merchantman isthan a match for the Navy guardship simply isn t believable Plus, the notion that Marlowe could have been commissioned into the Royal Navy just on the governor s say so seems sketchy compared to the bureaucratic Admiralty Marlowe doesn t have any records of prior service and of course he can t admit he learned to fight a warship from Captain Lerois the pirate So, just too many flaws that make it hard to suspend disbelief

  8. says:

    Had read this author s Revolution at Sea series and enjoyed that It was set mainly around Rhode Island, which I was familiar with, and this book is set in and around Williamsburg and Tidewater, which I m evenfamiliar with, so I thought I d enjoy it evenSad to say I didn t The book is best when it s on the water and the author s experience with sailing ships is put to great use in creating realistic, tense nautical action When it s ashore, the action is only a cut above a soap o Had read this author s Revolution at Sea series and enjoyed that It was set mainly around Rhode Island, which I was familiar with, and this book is set in and around Williamsburg and Tidewater, which I m evenfamiliar with, so I thought I d enjoy it evenSad to say I didn t The book is best when it s on the water and the author s experience with sailing ships is put to great use in creating realistic, tense nautical action When it s ashore, the action is only a cut above a soap opera with rather cardboard characters It was this part of the book that caused me to start and stop reading it over the course of about two months Although I have to say the author does get his Virginia geography pretty spot on, creating a realistic setting for these characters, blas though they may be

  9. says:

    It honestly surprises me that this book does not have a higher rating I went into it with mediocre expectations, having just picked it off the bookshelf by chance Wow, was I blown away It is quite the page turner Sometimes it seemed that buildup and tension didn t lead to anything, but it held my attention nonetheless and the stakes were certainly high enough that it mattered to know what would happen next The characters were all likeable, even the antagonists in their own way I m not one It honestly surprises me that this book does not have a higher rating I went into it with mediocre expectations, having just picked it off the bookshelf by chance Wow, was I blown away It is quite the page turner Sometimes it seemed that buildup and tension didn t lead to anything, but it held my attention nonetheless and the stakes were certainly high enough that it mattered to know what would happen next The characters were all likeable, even the antagonists in their own way I m not one for romance but found myself rooting for the main couple anyway If you re worried, the romance does not make up a huge part of this book The focus is on the action An all around enjoyable and recommended read 5 stars because I simply could not stop reading it

  10. says:

    This is not the usual genre I read, but somewhere along my travels I ended up with the second book in this series, so I thought I should read the first one I thought if nothing else I would enjoy the historical aspects, but I really enjoyed the whole book Pirates, intrigue and excitement on the high seas, whatcould you ask for I liked the characters and I really liked how the author gave a lot of detail about the history of the area and the ships without dragging you through it or going This is not the usual genre I read, but somewhere along my travels I ended up with the second book in this series, so I thought I should read the first one I thought if nothing else I would enjoy the historical aspects, but I really enjoyed the whole book Pirates, intrigue and excitement on the high seas, whatcould you ask for I liked the characters and I really liked how the author gave a lot of detail about the history of the area and the ships without dragging you through it or going on and on He balanced what you needed to know to understand the story without boring you with too many details A good, adventurous read, I look forward to the second one

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