Headhunters, sorcerers, pirates and Indian princes thrive in this action-packed, poetic tale of a young outcast in Borneo. Born in 1609, son of a native woman and a Dutch sea captain he never knew, Jaki Gefjon grows up in the jungle as a sorcerer's apprentice. Later kidnapped by pirates, he befriends his captor, Trevor Pym, notorious for his dreaded man-of-war, Wyvern. The scientific marvels on the European privateer become the young soul-catcher's passion--until he falls for Lucinda, the headstrong daughter of Pym's sworn enemy. Propelled by intrigue, pirates' battles, curses and visions, this seafaring saga takes Lucinda and Jaki from the South Seas to India--and to a bold, unforeseen destiny in the New World.
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A. A. Attanasio writes his fiction inside a volcano. The twenty-two novels and two short story collections he has published were all composed in Koko Crater, a dormant cinder cone near his home on the outskirts of Honolulu, Hawai’i.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061000116
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