As you know, my Princelings series is now available as six paperback books, and I’ve just given away two copies of Book One as a Goodreads Giveaway.
Now it’s the turn of the Princelings and the Pirates, but I’m only giving one copy away this time, since the winner might not have read the first book already!
Princelings Fred and George are happily getting on with their experiments and projects at Castle Buckmore when Prince Lupin asks them to investigate what’s going on at Chateau Dimerie. Two messengers have disappeared without trace, so they need to be careful… but that doesn’t prevent them being kidnapped on their arrival, shipwrecked, and cajoled into fighting the Battle of Dimerie. Life has its compensations, though, since George meets a real-life ghost, and Fred rescues a damsel, even if the feisty Princess Kira is never really in distress!
“Right, you lubbers!” said the black guy. “My name’s Frankie and if you know what’s good for you you’ll listen hard, work hard and keep your mouths shut.”
He passed round eight bits of stale biscuit and a bucket of fairly clean water and a scoop. They each took a drink, and some of them nibbled the biscuit. George found his stomach settled down a bit, and tried to see whether Fred and Victor were among the party in the darkness. He rather thought they weren’t, and frowned. The haughty guy refused the biscuit, saying it was disgusting, and one of the other guys took it off him, and wolfed it down.
Frankie waited for them to recover their senses a bit more, then started talking again.
“You are now aboard the Golden Guinea, the prettiest barque that ever sailed the seven seas. You will do as you are told, you will work hard, and if you don’t, you will walk the plank. That means you will find yourself swimming, possibly in shark infested waters, a thousand miles from the nearest land. You won’t last long.” And he laughed again. It was not a pleasant laugh.
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