Blackbird

The early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery, known in Australia as Blackbirding. South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships and sold to the highest bidder to cut cane on sugar plantations. Beautiful young Kiri, destined for slavery is rescued by half-breed Ben Luk. But racial prejudice runs high in the colony and Kiri and Ben struggle against ruthless, unforgiving enemies More

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Published: Dec. 12, 2010
Words: 95,030
Language: English
ISBN: 9780980825206
About David Crookes

David Crookes self-published his first novel BLACKBIRD in 1996. It was quickly picked up by Hodder Headline, now HATCHETTE GROUP, and became a best seller in multiple editions, as did THE LIGHT HORSEMAN'S DAUGHTER and SOMEDAY SOON and other titles. Now most of his many novels are available as ebooks. David was born in Southampton, England. After living in Canada for twenty-three years he moved to Queensland, Australia with his wife and children. He has worked in many occupations, as a farm hand, factory worker, lumber-mill worker, costing surveyor, salesman, contractor, oilfield and construction industry executive and as a small business owner. He now writes fulltime. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world and his particular passion, apart from writing is single-handed ocean sailing.

His novels include:
Blackbird
The Light Horseman's Daughter
Someday Soon
Children of the Sun
Redcoat
Borderline
Great Spirit Valley
The Bookkeeper's Daughter

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