on Feb. 10, 2016 :
If you like sea stories you will find this story is attempting to set the hook in you, to get you to read the entire novel. This is chapter one of Witch Island a novel. As a fan of all stories about sailors and ships I found this interesting, especially the flashback that takes place after the sailor falls from the rigging, but before he hits the water. This flashback technique is used in other sea stories, most memoribly by Joseph Conrad in The End of the Tether. I enjoyed it and I'll grab the sample pages of the novel and see read a few pages of that to decide if I want to continue with it. So, the author was successful in his gambit, he set the hook in me and now must reel me in.
(review of free book)