Pirates of Savannah: The Complete Trilogy (Adult Version) - Historical Fiction Action Adventure

Rated 4.98/5 based on 41 reviews
Join the adventure as a group of colonists try to find the path to freedom under the thumb of an overreaching government. They face trial after trial as they find their way together, learning who to trust and who not to trust. Go from the dungeons of London to the new town of Savannah, across the coastal plains of Georgia and the Carolinas and down to the Florida Keys, in this fight for liberty! More

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About Tarrin P. Lupo

Dr. Tarrin P. Lupo, D.C. is the author of "One Nation Under Blood" and is also known for the historical fiction series "Pirates of Savannah". Dr. Lupo has successfully published over twenty novels and novellas in different fiction and nonfiction genres. He currently resides in New Hampshire and loves cats, playing trumpet and secretly writing comedy when nobody is watching. He also makes documentaries in his spare time, many which you can watch for free at http://www.TarrinLupo.com.


Pirates of Savannah
Pirates of Savannah is a historical fiction novel about the birth of liberty in the south. It takes place during pre-Revolutionary War age, truly a fascinating time in history that has been greatly ignored by other authors. At its heart, it is a tale of prisoners, refugees and society’s casts offs all joining together to escape from government tyranny and discover a path to liberty.

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Review by: Katherine L. Holmes on Oct. 29, 2011 :
Tarrin Lupo’s depiction of Patrick, an emigrant from a debtor’s prison to America, is spirited and beyond the shock of his being sold with other ship passengers as indentured servants. The historical landscape is at once established in the American south of the 1700s. But this is an adventure besides its descriptions of Oglethorpe and the blacksmith family where Patrick, once a jeweler, is established. The environment is chaotic and that opens up the plot to Patrick’s journeying with another of his shipmates to Freemasons who, with Indians, elude the British. They eventually confront pirates on the seas.

The dialogue and characters are convincing of this time. And what is more convincing is the adventure in a region where Indians, black men, and the Spanish are implicated in Patrick’s quest to buy his own freedom and to find his sister, arrived in Savannah.

The illustration adds to this book. I admired the author’s ability to create these historical scenes so that the characters of diverse fortune and race feel realistic.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)

Review by: Claire DeLaney on Oct. 19, 2011 :
I agree with other reviewers. It is an enjoyable romp. I did not do any fact checking to determine if his historical events are accurate, but from previous reviewers and his statements, I assume they are pretty close. I as expecting more of a pirate story, but pirates are somewhat involved, but Patrick spends much more time on land ir in the Red Lady!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Lydia Glider-Shelley on Oct. 14, 2011 :
Just finished reading this engaging trip through colonial times through the eyes of a likable chap and the folks he ends up involved with. Mr. Lupo's character development is excellent and the story is one which will make you want to stay awake one minute longer to read just one more page...

Looking forward to the sequel!
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Marshall on Sep. 02, 2011 :
This is one of the most grounded historical books I have ever read. If you like historical fiction that is accurate and entertaining you will love this book.

Filled with adventure, suspense, intrigue, danger, love and hate, this story is about freedom and the fight for it in a new and dangerous world.

Tarrin has an incredible knowledge of history and he has used this knowledge to take the reader to a place and time in history when people bravely fought for the lifestyle we enjoy today.

I adored the characters, especially April and personally think that the author did a great job in using these people to show us a world not many have had a chance to see.

I loved this book and hope that Tarrin goes on to write more stories because I really can’t wait to read what he might write next.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: femmeflashpoint on Aug. 16, 2011 :

The story is rich in description and adventure. I also couldn't help but develop a fondness for some of the characters very quickly, and a strong dislike for others, just as fast. Throughout the story, inside I was cheering for my new friends successes, and anxious when they faced their challenges.

Mr. Lupo managed to pull together and unite people of diverse color and culture to the pursuit of one cause, freedom. A wonderful job by the author of letting it ring, and a reminder that it has always been purchased with great sacrifice.

I've never spent much time in Savannah. However, by the middle of the book, I was ready to pack up and go exploring! I've also developed an even greater respect for the original families who made their lives there, and how they struggled to flourish, as well as for the struggles Native Americans lost when the Europeans arrived on their beaches.

I also liked that the author provided information at the end of the story, defining fact from fiction.

I must also point out that although it's a wonderful adventure story, I'd not recommend this version for younger readers, or adults, who find adult situations and language offensive. The story is not filled with these situations, however, there are a few instances where they appear in the novel.

That aside, it was a wonderful read, and well worth the purchase.

My regret was when the story ended, so, I'm hoping for a sequel.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Zoe Saadia on Aug. 14, 2011 :
Enjoyed this read very much!

For me the United States' history began with the Revolutionary War for Independence. But "Pirates of Savannah" let me into the world of Colonial America, and such a diverse, colorful world it was.
This novel is well researched and full of arrestingly vivid characters, everyone fascinating in his/her own way, everyone so different from another, people of different races, religions, upbringing, united in one common desire for freedom and equality.

A history lesson combined with a fascinating story - what more can one ask?
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: Austin Briggs on Aug. 14, 2011 :
Just finished Tarrin P. Lupo's book. What an experience. I feel like I've just come out of the steamy, dangerous, yet hopeful Savannah of the 18th century.

I have several comments - and as always when I'm deeply touched by a book, I'll mention 3 strongest areas and 1 area where I believe the book can further improve.

The strongest areas:

+ The depth and breadth of research. Clearly Tarrin has gone through much historical material, and the book rolls, fueled by his passion and knowledge. I got truly excited about visiting Savannah one day; the same way I was excited about London after reading Ken Follett's monumental work. Some locations, it seems, will stay in my memory for a long time: the Thunderbolt, the Jekyll Island, the ships, and others, although I've never set foot in the South of the US yet. I loved the mixture of different characters: the local Indians, the Scots and the Irish, the harlots and the pirates, the aristocrats and the indentures. Lots of thinking has gone into each person, and they come alive on the pages to speak to us.

+ The ideals of Freedom and Liberty. The book clearly doesn't glorify the pirate's anarchy; but it does take a strong stance against the governmental repression. Every chapter is rich in examples of the British oppression of the colonies, and the pain it has brought.

+The humor. While the book, overall, is filled with much danger and pain, the reading gets lighter with Tarrin's sense of humor. He points out the ridiculous, and I enjoyed the soft jokes sprinkled throughout the book.

One recommendation:

- One area where I'd love improvement is the characters depth. The book has so much to say; and to be honest, I'd have enjoyed a much longer book, even if it were split into series, because then the author would have much more space to dedicate to fleshing out the human reactions to the events. At times, it was difficult to understand what do the heroes really feel in response to the events; the scenes changed too fast for my personal taste.

So, overall, an enjoyable read - l was lucky to have some free time during vacation to devour this work in just a few days! :)

One word of caution for parents: There's a fair amount of adult content and some gore - as you'd expect in such a book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Debi Britt on Aug. 12, 2011 :
I already own the paperback of Pirates of Savannah, but thought I would pick up the eBook!

I have been “studying” pirate history for the past few years and am thrilled that Tarrin mention things that are “facts” concerning the true pirate history. When I first started reading the book I knew it was going to be an awesome read….aka after reading about the reason for the “pirate patch”…..and the flint pistol in the chest with the salt…..sincerely enjoy the fact that there are so many “truths” about pirate history as well as the history of the places in Savannah.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lolo Marie on Aug. 08, 2011 :
I thoroughly enjoyed the history in this book. Tarrin brought the characters to life as well as made me think of things that never occurred to me before. Pirates, treasure, history, immigrants and love all combine into a good read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Kyle Bennett on July 03, 2011 :
History and Freedom and Pirates

Pirates of Savannah was one of those "read it all in a single day" books for me. It's got action, good characters, hot sex, pirates, and a message of simple, personal freedom. The descriptions of 18th century life and technology make it worth the read almost by themselves. One can see the American Revolution looming over the horizon, but not imminent enough to be part of the story line in itself, just close enough to add a little color.

We see traditional and historic outcasts, ne'er do wells, and hostile natives in a different light. That light might be a little too bright in a few cases, whitewashing some blemishes, but for the most part it makes them human and decent without turning them into caricatures. Their goals are our goals, to live our lives our own way, trade fairly and honestly, and to be left alone by the predators in uniforms of all colors of the rainbow. The enemies are human as well, both those truly and irredeemably evil and those who are merely weak in character, avaricious, and base.

The sex, violence, and grubby filth of the era border on graphic, but none of it comes off crass or gratuitious. It all feels realistic and vivid. It moves the plot along at a lively pace, as does just about every scene. I had trouble putting it down, even after I was finished. Even the appendix documenting what places, events, and characters were truly historic and those that were literary props was fascinating to a history buff like me.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)

Review by: Abelardo Gonzalez on June 18, 2011 :
Gonna read this to my kid. Awesome amount of real information in a fiction.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: Donald Cisco on June 17, 2011 :
An entertaining and interesting blend of history and the importance of safeguarding liberty.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Tracy Twyman on June 16, 2011 :
Very entertaining read! Cleverly written, delightfully illustrated, adventurous, informative, and inspiring. Written by a master wordsmith and courageous spokesman for the cause of liberty.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kim Cianain on June 15, 2011 :
Quite possibly the best historical fiction novel I have ever encountered. Very well researched and historically accurate portrayal of colonial Savannah. Beautifully written & highly engaging storyline. A must read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Avant Garland on June 15, 2011 :
This book was so fantastic. A lot of history packed in there too. The story follows Patrick who goes through some changes over a period of time that include shackles, pirates and kind folks who band together to fight those who are causing them harm. Tarrin loves to write and it shows! Check out his other books for more good reading.

Thanks Tarrin for a great read! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next for fiction.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Tiffany Welsh on June 12, 2011 :
I am from Savannah so of course I was very interested in this book! I have listened to the audio book when it first became available months ago. I loved it so much I purchased an autographed copy at a local book signing and now I have purchased the ebook! This book kept my interest from beginning to the end. I didn't want to put it down and I would lose track of time when I was reading it. I learned a lot of interesting things about the great historical city I was born and raised in and still reside. Author Tarrin Lupo is very detailed in his writings and gives such vivid descriptions that I felt like I was there. I look forward to reading more of his work. He is very talented and a very interesting author. I give this book two thumbs up and 5 stars! I highly recommend this book to anyone of all ages. You will not be disappointed! Guaranteed!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: roxi nevin on June 12, 2011 :
I had listened to the audio version of this book and am excited to finally read it in print. I loved the story and loved how much research was clearly put into writing it. I learned a ton about that area of the country that I had never known and it was a really fun story! LOVE this book!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: brookekelley on June 12, 2011 :
i've only just started reading this, but so far, it's great! i don't usually read fiction, because i prefer the knowledge i gain from my nonfiction stash, however, i started learning very important details of history and economy early on, and i recommend it, even if you don't live in the low country area. fascinating stuff. well written. intrigued.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Maria Fernanda on June 11, 2011 :
This is one of the best books I have read...
I own the print book of this and was excited to see it as an ebook...
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: That guy you know on June 10, 2011 :
Captivating from the very first pages, Mr. Lupo's book tells a vivid tale about a place that's at once familiar to those from the south, but guaranteed to be alien. A time in American history just before the ones were most familiar with from school is the setting for this story of resistance and triumph.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Julie Stone on June 10, 2011 :
Set in a time of American colonialism, Pirates of Savannah follows the life of a man struggling to find his place in the world. Starting out as a young lad sent to debtor's prison, he must survive on resolve, wit and lots of luck in order to improve his situation or face death at every turn. The story also draws upon the rich history of the southern colonies to add a wonderful backdrop in this adventurous timeless tale.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: nicole doula on June 10, 2011 :
This is one of those epic stories that you just can't put down until you've finished it. The characters get you interested and the plot keeps you on your toes. I loved the book so much I ended up passing my print copy to a friend when I finished it. My favorite part is the database at the end that separates fact from fiction; I ended up learning a lot from this historical fiction.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Leofwine Freyasdottir on June 09, 2011 :
Awesome!Loved it!Could not stop reading it! Two thumbs up!If you don't like this book then you don't like anything.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Joan Peach on June 09, 2011 :
Great story that brings to life the effects of government control and the people's struggle to survive. The characters come to life and made me feel like I was there with them. A true story of the birth of Liberty in the south.
Having listened to it through podcast [...] I can't wait to get my print version!
Completely recommend this book to anyone who believes in freedom!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: user user on June 09, 2011 :
TERRIFIC ADDICTION! This book is tough to put down, its transport you in to a sense of adventure and history. The story filled me with curiosity that makes me want to read more and more. If you are going to leave the house, bring this book with you to read weather at the cafe or the airport. Overall, it is an awesome book!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Harry Felker on June 08, 2011 :
Lupo's "Pirates of Savannah" is an amazing read as a fiction, for its historical detail and with its outstanding character development. This novel comes alive from the minute you open it and it transports you to a world of Colonial Era America, the interwoven fact and fiction is seamless. The character development is so fine you find yourself caring about them, and by the end you can't wait for a sequel to see what is next.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Mark McMorrow on June 08, 2011 :
Not just your garden variety, 'beer & pretzels' pirate romp, the lively action in 'Pirates of Savannah' combines with the vivid, historical background (Mr. Lupo obviously did his homework) and the result is clearly well researched and cleverly developed read. I have my fingers crossed for a book 2!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Veronica on June 08, 2011 :
Pirates of Savannah is written in a very refreshing style, which brings the 1700s to life. The fiction is woven through with the factual seamlessly. There is so much packed into this: certainly more than the title implies. This doesn't just look at life in Savannah, but covers life across the globe. Everyday people are brought to life in this tale, crafted with subtlety by Tarrin. I definitely recommend reading it! The audio version is a pleasure to listen to, as Tarrin has a very pleasant reading voice.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Timothy W Humphries on June 07, 2011 : (no rating)
Pirates of Savannah isn't just a historical fiction novel about the birth of liberty in the south. It is the best example I can find in modern literature of socio-political literature that carries a specific moral tone that isn't preachy or indeed hypocritical about what it is trying to say.

I was smacked in the face by the excellence of Tarin's writing style and believe this to be a hyper-real version of Disney's classic tale Pirate's of the Caribbean. I see it as a movie and hope it does get made! 5 stars doesn't do justice to the awesomeness contained herein.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Darryl W Perry on June 07, 2011 :
LAVA Award nominated Pirates of Savannah has been called "pretty freaking awesome!" and one LAVA judge wrote, "Good plot and character development. By the end of the novel, the reader feels he/she really knows the characters" and "A well thought out story about a timely topic that many people are very much interested in these days. At the end of the book, I wanted to know what would happen to Patrick next."
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lynne Cooke-Byer on June 07, 2011 :
A definite 5 star rating, posted review earlier. this book never gets dull, I am certain this will be on concurring rereads for me..
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: april harris on June 07, 2011 :
Review by: Mr. Lupo has an innate ability to make history interesting by bringing the story to the reader in an"up-close and personal manner," through graphic, honest, descriptions of places and characters. He immerses the reader into the past, yet making him feel like it is the present.No dry reading here!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lynne Cooke-Byer on June 07, 2011 : (no rating)
Pirates is a well written and moving read. It intrigues one's imagination with descriptive and colorful writing that captivates one's attention. Not only speaking in the present, but actually brings the past to the present. Although it is a fictional historical novel, it is packed full of fact so the reader can embrace those times. An absolute to have in one's library.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ruby Hilliard on June 07, 2011 :
This book was AWESOME! The characters are unique and engaging. We all know and can relate to at least one of them. It is fun how the fictional story follows real history and includes real places and people. And fo'real, who doesn't love a pirate? FUN! FUN! FUN!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ruby Hilliard on June 07, 2011 :
This book was AWESOME! The characters are unique and engaging. We all know and can relate to at least one of them. It is fun how the fictional story follows real history and includes real places and people. And fo'real, who doesn't love a pirate? FUN! FUN! FUN!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: maat922 on June 07, 2011 :
THIS is refreshing literature to read. I want to read it again already. Well-rounded and illustrative writing about a moving subject matter.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Teresa Rothaar on June 07, 2011 :
An imaginative, gripping, uplifting work of libertarian literature. I hope we see more from Tarrin in the future!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Mandrik on June 07, 2011 :
I enjoyed this book from start to finish! This isn't your typical historical fiction novel. I actually already own the physical copy of the book, but I gave it away to a friend. So I bought it in ebook format so I could read it again. :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Audz74 on June 07, 2011 :
What a fun read! It was interesting and had good character development. This book has something in it for everyone as it has elements of romance, adventure, action, and history and who doesn't love a good pirate tale! I give this novel a thumbs up.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Martin Coats on June 07, 2011 :
What an entertaining read! Although this is a fictional account, it really captures the essence of the time period. There are some really gritty scenes as well as some uplifting moments. Overall it has a great message. The interaction between the characters and their colorful lives will really hold your interest. The wonderful artwork really adds to the story. Underneath it all is the fight to escape tyranny and find true liberty. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it! (I already had the print version but decided to pick up the electronic version so I could read it on the go.)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Marian Ward on June 07, 2011 :
This is a fun and well-written adventure story. The history and characters are engaging and well-rounded. Great read if you're interested in Americana, history, pirates, the South or just a good story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Reagen Dandridge Desilets on June 07, 2011 :
This is an incredible and vivid story that does indeed mirror our lives today, with a crashing economy, increasingly over-reaching government, and each person's struggle to survive when life seems dire. The characters are forced to learn to depend on themselves and each other to make it through the daily trails as well as battles, escapes and treachery! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to everyone that loves any of the following fiction categories: Historical, Romance, Action/Adventure, Drama. There is something for everyone in this book...
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sean Smith on June 06, 2011 :
Pirates is a great story, it shines a spotlight on the wrongs of government intervention, and is entertaining from beginning to end. The artwork gives a great look at the storylines as well.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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