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By Sheer Pluck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In 1873, orphaned at 15 and penniless, Frank Hargate, too proud to accept help from others, determines to make his own way in life and joins an explorer's expedition to darkest West Africa. Among new friends, he struggles against staggering odds to survive hostile nature, cannibals, disease and the bloody Ashanti war. From the horrors, a man aspiring to help others toward a better life is forged.
Before The Road Came
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Sixty years ago, Britannia was the home of the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Several thousand people lived in its two main communities: The Townsite and The Beach. It was a scant 50 miles from Vancouver, but was accessible only boat. Before The Road Came is a story about life in that isolated mining camp, during WW2.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
A Tale of Two Ships: The Inside Passage Then and Now
Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
(5.00)
This richly illustrated travel book recounts a sea-voyage that the author made along British Columbia's fabled Inside Passage: To Wales Island Cannery in the spring of 1947 on the Union Steamship Cardena. Board the legendary Cardena now for a nostalgic, 60-hour journey in time as the ship travels up the rugged BC coast from Vancouver to the Nass River salmon cannery.
Steam & Stratagem
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,520. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Roberta Stephenson is designing a ship to defeat Napoleon's invasion plan, but would-be suitors keep getting in the way.
Great Lakes: The Saga of the Inland Seas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 201,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by RavenswoodPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » General
Great Lakes, the novel is a tale as wide and deep as the lakes themselves; a rare combination of history, romance and, “what just might have been,” rolled into a read so fascinating it is literally impossible to put down.
Grigory's Gadget
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Zoya and her friends wanted to escape their oppressive life in Lodninsk, but when pirates attacked their ship they were shanghaied and forced to join their crew. Caught in a struggle for Zoya’s family heirloom – a small gadget with unknown power – will she and her friends make it safely to their new home?
Starvation Camp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After months of a harsh Yukon winter, a man's hunger can drive him to desperation, delusion, even murder … When Corporal Zachary McQuestion veered off his icy route in the Yukon, he was eagerly anticipating the warmth and comfort he'd always found at Molly Malone's. What he finds in her cabin, however, makes his blood boil: Intruders have murdered Molly for her meager provisions.