The Ghost Ship: An Epic Historical Novel from the Number One Bestselling Author (The Joubert Family Chronicles)

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The Ghost Ship: An Epic Historical Novel from the Number One Bestselling Author (The Joubert Family Chronicles)

The Ghost Ship: An Epic Historical Novel from the Number One Bestselling Author (The Joubert Family Chronicles)

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Santa Montefiore, bestselling author of An Italian Girl in Brooklyn The Ghost Ship is utterly absorbing. It's like the author expected her audience to either skip the intro or just forget somehow what happened. For months, its captain - Louise Reydon-Joubert - and her courageous crew has hunted pirates to liberate those enslaved during the course of their merciless raids. Her past being slowly revealed through current events triggering suppressed memories is interesting and adds tension to the story. In The Ghost Ship the publishers promise us ‘piracy, romance, revenge’ and the book certainly delivers on all three.

It concerns previous protagonist Minou’s granddaughter Louise who had an inherent love for and affinity with the sea. An encounter with a corsair galley propelled by slaves chained to its oars sets Louise on a path that sees her and the crew of the Old Moon embark on a new and very dangerous mission. Historical detail has always been a strong point of Kate Mosse’s books so much so that you can easily imagine yourself walking the streets of Amsterdam or the quayside of La Rochelle, or later in the book, the Canary Islands. To say I loved the previous two novels in The Joubert Family Chroniclesby the multi-million bestselling author Kate Mosse is an understatement.I was consumed into the 17th century world of piracy, murder and a horrific abuse of power as one woman, haunted by her actions in childhood, fights for justice, for freedom, and for love in a man’s world.

Unfortunately, because I went into this book with the previous ones in mind, approach the book with the right expectations and suspend disbelief. Louise also has her strengths in her independence and strength to pursue what she wants with little care for how she will be perceived.And although Louise proves her worth to her crew there are people who simply cannot accept a woman as captain of a ship.

I have been a fan since Labyrinth and although I wouldn't normally read third in a series without reading the first two, she is too much of a draw. Overall, The Ghost Ship is another beautifully written, incredibly enthralling third addition to The Joubert Family Chronicles by Mosse that grabs you from the very first page and does an outstanding job of blending historical facts with fiction that is both enlightening, romantic, and wonderfully compelling. With a title, The Ghost Ship, I expected that to take centre stage but actually most of the story is on dry land and the ship doesn't appear until quite late on. The Ghost Ship by Kate Mosse is the third book in the brilliant The Burning Chambers - The saga of the Reydon-Joubert family. Furthermore, while it was nice that the ending brought in Florence, and the continued history of the family into the story; I wanted to see Louise's and Gilles' lives in South Africa.Louise and Giles begin a relationship, which is modern and refreshing and everything it should be for a female captain in the 1600's looking to change the rules. After the Burning Chambers and The City of Tears, The Ghost Ship is the third part of the story that started when Minou Joubert was nineteen in 1562. Louise is fleeing a miscarriage of justice; her lover, Gilles Barenton, is at risk of being exposed - she is forced to masquerade as her brother. And, in this book, you can add to that what it would be like to be onboard a trading ship, one that at any moment might come under attack from corsairs. I love Kate Mosse's writing style but unlike her previous works this book doesn't feel like a complete story.



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