Ronin of the Seas-On Pirate Shores by Stephen Smith
Approx. 124,810 words.
Published on March 14, 2013.
1718 – The pirate sloop Sweet Alice captures a French slave ship, unaware that she carries a fortune in gold.
Quartermaster Esau Jessup and Gentleman Davy Fletcher, Alice’s self-destructive captain, rescue indentured servant May Meehan from Blackbeard Teach. Esau decides to give up piracy; Davy needs him to further his own dark ends.
Their final confrontation changes the fate of empires.