IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE TROUBLES...consider Mary Read, an Englishwoman circa 1718: Forced to disguise herself as a sailor named “Martin Read,” she falls in love with another sailor – a man who has no idea his best friend is a woman.
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To make matters worse, they’re both captured by pirates.
To make matters worse yet, one of the pirates is a woman – Anne Bonny, Southern belle turned scourge of the Caribbean – who takes a very strong liking to “Martin Read.”
If that isn’t bad enough, Anne Bonny’s lover, Captain “Calico Jack” Rackam, is getting jealous. Mary’s life becomes a whirlwind of intrigue, imprisonment, deadly duels and unwanted sexual advances that are inappropriate even by the rather loose standards of 18th-century pirates.
And there are other problems: the new Governor of the Bahamas wants to put an end to Anne Bonny’s career, and a vicious enemy from Calico Jack’s past is out for a bloody revenge. The only way out of all these various predicaments is for Mary Read and Anne Bonny to team up – to join swords and put their trust in each other.
Based on a true story, THE LEGENDARY ADVENTURES OF THE PIRATE QUEENS combines drama and comedy to tell the tale of two women who in ordinary times would never have met – and yet did meet, and went on to become the most fearsome pair of sea-faring hellions in the West Indies.
"Thelma and Louise meets Pirates of the Caribbean." (Reader Review)
"Goldin's wit and wisdom...melds the absurd with the realistic, nautical language with piratical history....he wields his pen with the expertise of a master swordsman to create a Hollywood-like extravaganza that captivates, entertains, and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end." (Cinday Vallar, "Pirates & Privateers")