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Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
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Avast there! The Bookaneer sails the high sea in search of books of interest to pirates young and old. Feel free to browse the latest reviewed titles or click on the links below to access reviews of specific genres and subjects.


A special note to authors and publicists

Since 1993, I've been reviewing books for a variety of publications. Initially, those publications included Appraisal: Science Books for Young People, The Book Report, VOYA, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. Later, I reviewed books online for Ivy Quill Reviews, Simply E-Books, and Discovering Diamonds. Today, my reviews appear in Historical Novels Review and Goodreads.com.

At Pirates and Privateers, I review fiction and nonfiction books for children or adults. These volumes primarily deal with piracy, privateering, navies, and the maritime world. Most stories and histories are set in the past prior to 1900, although I occasionally venture into more recent times and future scenarios. Pirates and Privateers is open to submissions, so if you would me to consider reviewing your latest book, please contact me.


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The Bookaneer's Latest Reviews

The Annotated Two Years Before the Mast
by Richard Henry Dana
annotated by Rod Scher
Weakened by illness, Richard Dana chose to sign aboard a ship bound for the west coast of North America. This is his tale of the journey with annotations to enrich the reading experience.
(Ships and Sailing)

Pasha
by Julian Stockwin
While waiting for a court martial to begin, Thomas Kydd is assigned to the Mediterranean squadron. The British ambassador to Constantinople seeks help from the Royal Navy, but the only ship that can be spared is L'Aurore. The reception Kydd receives is anything but expected. In the meantime, Nicholas Renzi must face his past and reveal a long-held secret if he is to marry Cecilia Kydd. He separates from Kydd and takes up a new position on land, one which allows him to satisfy his wanderlust and his desire to influence what is happening in the world around him even though doing so will place him in great peril without the lifelines he has relied on in the past.
(Nautical Fiction)

Tyger
by Julian Stockwin
Opinions stated in confidence are overheard by a reporter and Thomas Kydd finds himself persona non grata with the Admiralty. His payback? A mission guaranteed to result in failure. Or he can resign his commission. Either way, the Admiralty intends to be rid of him. Except Kydd refuses to go down without a fight.
(Nautical Fiction)



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The Bookaneer's Treasure Chests of Reviews

Books for Young Pirates
(picture books)

Books for Pirate Apprentices
(chapter, middle grade, young adult books)

Books for Adult Pirates ~ Fiction

Books for Adult Pirates ~ Nonfiction


A special note to readers
The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines for online reviewers, which include disclosing to you that publishers, publicists, and authors send me review books and media for free. Sometimes I request these review copies; sometimes I do not. In either case, I am free to choose whether or not I publish a review of these items, although the sender hopes that I will do so. After I have read these submissions, I add the free review copies to my personal library collection, donate them to libraries or other worthy causes, or use them as prizes I award to contest winners. If anyone wishes to know what I did with a specific title reviewed here, I'll be happy to disclose that information.

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