The Black Swan #2019

The Black Swan Rafael Sabatini The Black Swan When Priscilla Harradine travels back to England accompanied by the rather dull Major Sands she has no cause to expect her journey will be anything other than uneventful But also on board the Centaur

  • Title: The Black Swan
  • Author: Rafael Sabatini
  • ISBN: 9781842328019
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Black Swan Rafael Sabatini When Priscilla Harradine travels back to England accompanied by the rather dull Major Sands, she has no cause to expect her journey will be anything other than uneventful But also on board the Centaur is Charles de Bernis a mysterious and intriguing buccaneer Just as their friendship is beginning to blossom, a dark figure from de Bernis past emerges to propel them intWhen Priscilla Harradine travels back to England accompanied by the rather dull Major Sands, she has no cause to expect her journey will be anything other than uneventful But also on board the Centaur is Charles de Bernis a mysterious and intriguing buccaneer Just as their friendship is beginning to blossom, a dark figure from de Bernis past emerges to propel them into a thrilling and perilous adventure, taking them right to the heart of pirate life.
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    1. Ahhhe good old days when women won the hearts of men with femininity and brains not half naked bodies and slutty come ons Life was just as real, intense and dangerous or so I love reading books that have wonderful characters and great story lines Wish there was of these old fashioned stories being written in contemporary novels.

    2. When Priscilla Harradine meets buccaneer Charles de Bernis on the ship that s carrying her back to England, the appearance of a notorious pirate puts her safety entirely in the hands of her new acquaintance.There are some well described fights, but the tension in this one comes as much from the suspense and uncertainty of the situation as from typical pirate story action Sabatini achieves this by giving us pages from the heroine s point of view than many of his other books include, and even whe [...]

    3. I am not an aficionado of pirate lore, and beyond the Robert Louis Stevenson classics I have not delved into this genre much at all However, I do enjoy historical fiction and adventure, and pirates fit the bill on both counts So, for no particular reason beyond that, I decided to read The Black Swan This is my first encounter with Rafael Sabatini, who I know is a much respected author of many other classics of adventure.If you are looking for an over the top, roller coaster ride of pirate exploi [...]

    4. An Rafael Sabatinis Piratenroman Captain Blood schafft es Der schwarze Schwan bei weitem nicht heran Leider Es fehlt dem Roman einfach an Spritzigkeit und W rze Die Handlung bleibt gerade einmal so spannend, dass man weiterliest, obwohl die Charaktere egal ob Piratenkapit n Tom Leach, sein Gegenspieler Charles de Bernis, Major Sand oder Miss Priscilla Harradine fad und irgendwie gek nstelt wirken Dadurch die Hauptakteure den gr ten Teil der Geschichte auf der Insel Matilda verbringen, fehlt dem [...]

    5. Well, The Black Swan has all the strengths of a typical Sabatini novelave, sardonic hero and feisty, forthright heroineenough buffoons and villains to act as foilscently paced and inventive plotd great language English was, like, Sabatini s 6th or 7th language, man, and he s STILL at home in it than most of us native born speakers I m telling ya, it just ain t fair That being said, The Black Swan is no Captain Blood, but it tries to be, down to the pirates and the Jamaican setting, bless the de [...]

    6. The usual level of entertainment from Sabatini, this time as a buccaneer schemes how to keep a governor s daughter out of the clutches of a pirate yes, there s a difference Less in the way of involved intrigue or even high octane action, since for much of the story they re all hanging out on an island in purported alliance Still fun if you like your good and evil monochrome and your characters much much in archetype.

    7. I decided to read this after watching The Black Swan Tyrone Powers pirates not Natalie Portman and tutus Both the movie and book were very good but, had little in common beyond a boat named The Black Swan, a evil Captain Leach, a girl, a charming French pirate, and a floppish Englishman This suprised me at first but, then I settled down and enjoyed the story.One of the charms of the book is the heroine is one of Sabatini s stronger heroines Akin to the heroine of Scaramouch and The Lion s Skin [...]

    8. This book is as enjoyable as Sabatini s other better known novels The plot isn t quite as intricate, but thoroughly entertaining as we follow a young girl, Priscilla, traveling to England who finds herself in the company of one pirate on board their ship as a passenger only for both of them to be captured by another Her only choice is but to trust the wit and daring of the handsome French buccaneer Charles de Bernis to free them from Tom Leach s brutal grasp Not only is this a great enjoyable ta [...]

    9. Solid, enjoyable swashbuckler by one of the masters of the pirate fiction trade.The action and adventure did not disappoint But, never having read Sabatini before, I was surprised by the focus on finely drawned characterization and the dry, rather complex prose To wit Every man s life is based upon his own experiences Like drawing like unto its intimacies, the vile man meets only vileness and therefore accounts the world vileAs you can see, here is no pound out the purple prose guy, like, say Fr [...]

    10. I am very happy, after several years collecting old library copies of Sabatini s works, to see a publisher putting out as many of his lesser known and out of print books In some ways, it s not helping to read so many of these so closely together, as the Sabatini Plot and Sabatini Characters start to blend together They are much of the same cloth But the delight of his breadth of historical location, and the fun of his plots, always drawing their drive from well researched historical possibility, [...]

    11. This was my maiden voyage with Sabatini I sought this novel out after watching the 1942 movie adaptation which goes way off the plot, btw I had heard that this book was a lighter read than some of his others, and I don t often read romantic plot tones written by men, so I was intrigued I felt the male characters were very clearly drawn, maybe so than the heroine, but all flowed together nicely The language usage was beautiful, and the ending did not disappoint I see Sabatini titles in my futur [...]

    12. A very simple pirate adventure There are no subplots, and the characters don t evolve It felt almost like a play one hero, one lady, one annoying side character there to make the hero look good, and one villain All of the other characters are just bit parts that come and go It would be a light read if it wasn t so heavily laden with archaic and uncommon words which may actually be my favorite feature of the book Overall, I d recommend it to a friend It s a fun read.

    13. Good ole pirate adventure stories how I love thee This one was sort of similar to a lot of his other ones, but it had some different things in it as well I liked it just the same and I liked it for the same reasons I always like Rafael Sabatini books they are just fun adventure stories.

    14. Ein weiterer genrebegr ndender Roman von Sabatini Mit etwas mehr Fokus auf die Liebesbeziehung als Captain Blood trotzdem ein wundervoller Roman f r alle Piratenfreunde Yarr

    15. This is the first book of Rafael Sabatini I read and thoroughly enjoyed it I couldn t put it down I love it when characters are so well written that you can picture them so clearly in your mind.

    16. Good Not great There are elements of Captain Blood in here but The Black Swan almost felt like a short story extended to novel length.

    17. Ah, pirates Not quite as good as Captain Blood, IMHO, but worth a read if you love swashbucklers.

    18. Pure swashbuckling pleasure reading I can t get enough of a good Sabatini novel, and this was one of the best

    19. This is a lighter read Sabatini is so good at drawing characters Fun, entertaining book and some history thrown in.

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