Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review - Born of Tyranny:Port of Errors by Steve V. Cypert

ISBN #: 978-1257790319
Page Count: 249
Copyright: 2011

Book Summary:
(Taken from back cover)

Port of Errors is the first novel in the Born of Tyranny series.

Set in the late seventeenth century Eastern Atlantic, this epic adventure of brotherly love and betrayal shadows two orphans, Davy and Joseph, who come to bond tighter than blood. But they are soon ripped apart by a tragic event that will set into motion the birth of tyrannous revenge on behalf of their loss and place them each on a daring journey to find one another.

Following many eventful years, the pirate Black-Hearted, along with Scurvy Shaw and Isabel, will find a mortal enemy in Daniel Stirvin, a captain in the Queen’s Royal Navy. Black-Hearted and Captain Stirvin must face a traitorous tangle of lies and deceit trailing back to an unexpected past, unraveling an even deeper conspiracy of vengeance that will haunt them to the bitter end. Unable to abandon their cause or their men, Black-Hearted and Captain Stirvin will be forced to fight unwillingly to the death.

Charlene's Review:

As innocent boys, Davy and Joseph were left in an orphanage. They formed a friendship, close as brothers, until the day they were sold at public auction. Each took a piece of a cloth as their only remembrance.

As the years go by, they face their private demons in totally different ways. Joseph, renamed Daniel by his new parents, becomes a captain in the Royal Navy, and Davy becomes known as Black-Hearted, a much feared pirate. With the story set mostly upon the waters of the Atlantic, Port of Errors gets its name from an island: A pirate safe haven set outside Royal governments jurisdiction. Unbeknownst to both friends, the choices they’ve made will see them battling face-to-face.

Epic battles, revenge, love stories, and loyalty all combine to make this a surprisingly good read.

Mr. Cypert takes much care in describing the world in the seventeenth century. It reads like an historical novel. The battle scenes are vivid and exciting. The characters are well developed and each have their own voice within the novel. There are many surprises along the way and the ending pulls it all together nicely while still giving hints of things to come. I came away from the book feeling as if I was an actual witness to the events, and anticipating the next book of the series. Mr. Cypert is a master storyteller!

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