A swashbuckling thriller, part two of 'The High Seas Adventures' series, set on the oceans of the 18th century - with drama, horror, and adventure.
Sail on the ship of death . . .
"Steer clear of that ship," warns the mysterious gentleman who shares the coach to Dover with John Spencer and his father. "Death she'll bring you. It's the way of a ship that was christened in blood."
This is an ominous introduction to the schooner John is about to be entrusted with for a voyage north to London. But he's too charmed by the pretty "Dragon" to heed the advice. The ship looks clever and quick, and John, now 16, can't wait to sail her. She was a smugglers' vessel once, but that was in the past. Now she's the Spencers' "Dragon", and she will proudly carry wool for honest trade.
But soon John will be forced to consider the gentleman's warning. Could a ship that's seen a smuggling run truly be spoilt for anything else? And what does John really know about his "bonny" crew of four?
Alive with breathtaking action and unforgettable characters, this companion to 'The Wreckers' is masterfully entertaining - a rousing nautical adventure full of danger and surprise.