Subterranean Press, 2008, Hardcover, Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New, Limited, Signed by Author
This amusing but insubstantial short novel explores history and the limits of free will in a more straightforward fashion than Bakers Company series ("In the Garden of Iden", etc.). Sturdy, good-natured John James, a 17th-century Caribbean buccaneer, wants to leave the piratical life and settle down as a bricklayer, but first he must deliver a letter to Clarissa Waverly, the mistress of one of his late shipmates. This seemingly routine errand sets John and Clarissa off on a journey to recover the dead mans cache of stolen gold. Theyre soon joined by Sejanus, an ex-slave who insists hes an atheist but cant elude the demands of African deities. Sejanus makes a nice counterpoint to Johns lower-key angst, and his story would probably be more interesting than John and Clarissas predictably tumultuous quest for wealth. Without imminent sequels or continuations, this short adventure is little more than a shaggy sea dog story. "(Apr.)" Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 184 pages. Has been removed from shrink wrap to check the signature. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fantasy; Signed by Author. ISBN: 1596061626. ISBN/EAN: 9781596061620. Main Picture: Front Cover. Picture 2: Signature Page. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 17921.