professornana (professornana) wrote,

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avast ye mateys

Patty Campbell, prima editor and author, asked if I would read a book by a new author who also happened to be her son, Broos. NO QUARTER is being published as an adult novel, but it does have some strong appeal to younger readers. Meet Matty Graves, a young man serving aboard a ship captained by his uncle Billy. Billy is, more often than not, indisposed die to consuming large quantities of alcohol. Of course, that leads to some complications aboard a ship that is facing down dangers from ships from other countries. All in all, this is a lovely adventure novel with a plucky yet flawed Matty trying to steer his course between family loyalty and his sense of what is best for the ship and the men who call it home. There is lots of action, loads of nautical terms, and not a little bit of humor as well.

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