Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Black Ship by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Sylbrac, otherwise known as Thorn, is a member of the Pilot's Guild. This group contains members who have the capability to navigate and travel Crosspointe's deadly seas. The cruel leader of the guild bans Thorn from sailing only because of his hatred for him. Thorn, however, lives for sailing and is devastated. While he is on his way to relax and grieve, he is kidnapped by sailors of an unregistered ship. On board, he is forced to work and battle with the wicked captain and crew. If the ship ever makes it back to port, will he still be alive?

The Black Ship is a book that can be read by adventure and action lovers alike. The vocabulary used is of a high quality and highlights the skill of Diana Pharaoh Francis. In the beginning, there are many events and pieces of the storyline that capture your attention and hold it throughout. Thorn is grieving over his brother's death, and many people can relate to his life in different ways. The land of Crosspointe has the ability to catch the reader's attention with its intricate environment and characters. I recommend this book to readers who love sailing, action, or adventure stories.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America

Rating: 6

Content Rating: 1