Karen Perkins Ill Wind (Valkyrie)

ISBN 13: 9781493505968

Ill Wind (Valkyrie)

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 Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown. Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage. Aboard the Freyja, she is hopeful that her new life in the Dutch West Indies will be an improvement - a hope that dies when she is given a slave, Klara, and a whip. She discovers that her soon-to-be father-in-law is a ruthless slave trader in league with pirates, and her fiancé is cold, unfriendly and disinterested in Gabriella. She is little more than a vessel to provide the next generation of van Eckens. Largely ignored and desperately unhappy, she and Klara develop a friendship which makes life bearable - at first. Once married, Gabriella's life takes a turn for the worse and she descends into a world of horror and abuse until tensions finally explode. Life will never be the same and she has no choice but to take fate into her own hands. "Easily got lost in the story which is full of emotion. A must read." "I could not have enjoyed the novel any more than I did." "I love when a book can make me feel for a character, whether it's a kindred feeling, one of disgust, or a feeling of pure fear. Karen Perkins succeeded in doing that for me . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good historical adventure!"

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LOOK SHARPE! and ILL WIND are both novellas introducing and exploring the characters of Gabriella van Ecken and Henry Sharpe, who then come together, along with Leo Santiago, in the full-length novel, DEAD RECKONING. Dead Reckoning was the first book written, followed by Ill Wind and Look Sharpe!, although their chronological order starts with Look Sharpe!, then Ill Wind and Dead Reckoning. They can be read in either order. The fourth book in the Valkyrie Series - a full-length novel, READY ABOUT! will continue on from Dead Reckoning, re-joining the pirate ships Sound of Freedom and Valkyrie as they set sail in their continuing search for plunder, adventure and freedom. Please click "Follow" on my Amazon author page to be notified of its release or join my mailing list through my website: karenperkinsauthor.com
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Likened by independent reviewers to Bernard Cornwell Charles Dickens, C.S. Forester and the tall-ship writers who have followed, Karen Perkins' Valkyrie Series is filled with unflinching honesty and an acute understanding of human nature. She explores not only the depths of humanity, but the depths of human motivation behind the actions and pain people inflict upon each other. She is fascinated by history and why so many people from a multitude of European nations and religions flocked to the Caribbean and Americas in the search for freedom - yet enslaved two continents in the process. More took to the sea in their search for freedom, creating one of the most violent, ruthless, yet democratic societies in history - aboard pirate ships.

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