Born of Tyranny: Port of Errors

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Set in the late seventeenth century Eastern Atlantic, this epic adventure of brotherly love and betrayal shadows two orphans, Davy and Joseph, who come to bond tighter than blood. But they are soon ripped apart by a tragic event that will set into motion the birth of tyrannous revenge on behalf of their loss and place them each on a daring journey to find one another. More

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About Steve Cypert

Steve Cypert grew up in Los Angeles, California but now resides in South Jordan, Utah. He is married to a beautiful wife, sharing their home with their cute little Shih Tzu, Duke - who you can see by visiting his blog.

Steve has been writing for as long as he can remember, but only recently became an active writer determined to author his writings. Steve has always been very creative and his stories are lined with well-developed characters and detail.

“Port of Errors” is Steve's first novel, which is the first in the "Born of Tyranny" series. He will be adding a second novel, separate from the Born of Tyranny series. This second novel is called "The Son of Nicholas Namely" and it too is the first in a series.

Aside writing, Steve also loves to photograph scenic landscapes, wildlife and zoo-life. He loves the great outdoors and he'll try anything once, including skydiving, cliff-jumping, bungee-jumping and many more adrenaline fueled experiences.

Steve has been a mascot for a triple A baseball team, pick-up and delivery driver for MSS, a DJ at the University of Utah radio station (volunteer for class), where he graduated from, and many other non-traditional forms of jobs. He hopes to make writing his career as it is his second true love beside his wife.

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Review by: Karen on Jan. 27, 2012 :
Port of Errors, by Steve Cypert, is a tale of pirates, tall ships, damsels in distress, tyranny, friendship, a whole conglomeration of actions and emotions and characters all rolled into one fast paced story set in the Atlantic in the 1700s. Travelling back and forth between England, Spain and France you’re taken on a journey with colourful characters who start out as friends then become enemies, then friends again. Their tale is chock full of wins and losses, and friends and foes as they grow from young boys in an orphanage to swashbuckling pirates and sailors in the English Navy.

There are times in this tale that the switching back and forth from friend to foe and back again gets a little confusing and you have to stop and think about who is friends with whom, at times it a little distracting. For the most part the characters are well developed and colourful, and the scenes are almost life like. You can’t help but compare it to Pirates of The Caribbean, but the story has a character of it’s own. There are a few misplaced punctuation marks and spelling errors that slow the flow of the writing but I’m sure just a wee bit of editing would fix those nasty little errors and make things move along nicely, on an even keel.

The story starts out a little slow but once things start moving it races from one scene to the next with hardly a chance to take a breath, let alone stop and grab a coffee. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what those gnarly characters will get themselves into next. If you like action and adventure, with surprising twists and leathery pirates thrown in, you’ll love this tale about Black-Hearted, Captain Stirvin and all their friends and foes. Just make sure you’ve got the coffee pot close to hand so you can read and pour at the same time. As you sail off into the sunset you’ll be wishing you had the next novel on hand to continue the tale without pause.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Margaret (Literary Chanteuse) on Oct. 08, 2011 :
I love a good pirate story and this book was certainly that! A lot of swashbuckling action and adventure but with a very good story behind it. Also with quite a few surprises right up until the end that kept me on the edge.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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