Thursday, July 23, 2015

Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure

Book Review

Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure

Title: Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure
Author: John Perrier
Rating: ★★★.5
Date Published: February 25, 2015
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Genre: Historical Fiction
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When an Oxford Professor stumbles upon an old naval Captain’s log, he unwittingly discovers what many scholars now agree is one of the greatest maritime adventures in history.

In 1821, Captain Fintan McAdam set sail from London, solo, in search of adventure. During his journey, he discovered incredible new worlds and interacted with their amazing inhabitants. They forced him to confront his enemies within, learning much about himself.

Captain Rum, as told in McAdam’s own words through his journal, is a tale of discovery, despair and delight. It will keep you enthralled through many a stormy night.

My Thoughts:

The author was kind enough to provide me with a E-copy in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book; it is really different from what I usually read. 

This wonderful story is centered on a journal an Oxford Professor finds in which Captain McAdam (Captain Rum) has written his sea adventure in the period 1821.  McAdam decided to go to sea in search for adventure and to escape the demons that haunt him in London. Through his adventures he discovers new lands and species that have only been discovered once before him, in one of the islands he runs into the natives who teach him how to deal with the demons he has been carrying for so long.

This book was such a refreshing and different read for me. I loved the author's world building and the way he conveyed the period, it was all very well written. I also grew very fond of our captain and his struggles and heartache were very real. As I was reading I felt like I was there right next to the captain, and I love when books do that. I recommend this book to all the historical fiction lovers out there it is truly a wondrous adventure that everyone should be a part of. 


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