Saturday, February 18, 2006
Jacky Faber, Back!
I can't make any secret about loving this series. I wish more people knew about them. Under the Jolly Roger is the third in the Bloody Jack sequence. It all started with Bloody Jack, which was where we meet Mary Faber, orphan street rat of London who tricks her way onto HMS Dolphin as a ship's boy. She must maintain her hidden identity and fight off a pirate or two. It was swiftly followed by The Curse of the Blue tattoo, and now this tome. Each book throws us, and Jacky, in to insane and wonderfully varied worlds where Jacky must continually morph to fit her situation and to come out on top, while learning a thing or five. It's like Alias set in 1805 with boats, er, ships. It's simply rollicking, and I can't wait for another - write on Mr. Meyer!