With Hal and his fellow Herons returning home to Skandia victorious, they turn their attention to Tursgud, pirate leader of the Shark Brotherband, who has captured twelve Araluen villagers to sell as slaves.
When sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend Adam find summer jobs as deckhands on the Rapids Prince, little do they know what lies in store. It is July 1943, and a German agent is rumored to have landed in Canada from U-boat. Curtis Parkinson uses this true historical event to take the reader on a rollicking ride down the St. Lawrence River, through the Long Sault Rapids, to the streets of Old Montreal. When the boys get wind of a possible bomb aboard the Rapids Prince, they go into high gear to search the ship and save the innocent passangers. But is there time?
Curtis Parkinson has written an impossible-to-put-down novel that combines history with high adventure.
Young John is charmed by the Dragon, the schooner he is planning to sail to London and use for the honest wool trade. But a mysterious gentleman delivers an ominous warning to “steer clear of that ship,” because the ship was “christened with blood.” The ship looks clever and quick, and the crew seems to know what to do, but with such a warning John is left to wonder how well he really knows what lies ahead.
A companion book to the adventure, The Wreckers.
A young man, swimming off the shore of a Caribbean island, is saved from drowning by a mysterious boy who appears from the depths. His body is scarred, yet his face is beautiful, and he leaps and swims as joyously as the dolphins. When the young man tells this to a passing stranger, he in turn is told a story of the days of slave trading. When one of his ancestors came to these islands aboard a slave ship, a pregnant woman was thrown off because it was thought she wouldn’t survive the journey. It is said that she and her son live in the ocean to this day, and he is called Freedom Child of the Sea. Only when there is harmony among all people will he and his mother be able to live on land as others do. Reassuring the young man that there is hope for all humanity, the stranger goes on his way.
In 1687 young Sietze Hemmes sets in motion the rescue of a floundering ship off the coast of a Dutch island in the North Sea, and three hundred years later similar rescues are still taking place.
Ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard thinks that he and the ruthless crew of the ‘Horrible Haddock’ rule the high seas. But Firebeard and his band meet their match when they kidnap a small but feisty girl named Molly.