By A.C. Crispin
Twenty-five-year-old Jack Sparrow is a clean-cut service provider seaman pursuing a valid occupation as a primary mate for the East India buying and selling corporation. He occasionally thinks again to his boyhood pirating days, yet he doesn’t leave out Teague’s scrutiny or the consistent possibility of the noose. Besides, he doesn’t have a lot choice—he broke the Code while he freed a pal who were accused of rogue piracy, and he can no longer show his face in Shipwreck Cove.
When Jack’s send is attacked by means of pirates and his captain dies within the altercation, he unexpectedly reveals himself in command. The wily sailor’s skillful negotiations with the pirate captain—who seems to be a lady from his past—result in a positive final result that places Jack in line for an authentic promotion.
After making port in Africa, Jack is summoned through Cutler Beckett, who makes him captain of a boat known as the Wicked Wench. Beckett gives Jack an project. He has heard a legend a couple of magical island named Zerzura whose labyrinthine bowels are acknowledged to include a glorious treasure. Beckett suspects that considered one of his condo slaves, a lady named Ayisha, is from Zerzura. He asks Jack to take her alongside on his voyage and seduce her into divulging the island’s whereabouts. In fee for his services, Beckett grants Jack a proportion of the treasure.
yet this activity isn’t as effortless as Jack before everything believes. earlier than she consents to bare the site of her domestic, Ayisha insists that Jack take her to the hot international to rescue her brother, who has been bought into slavery within the Bahamas. Their voyage is lengthy and onerous, and as they climate a vicious hurricane and a shock assault from an previous pirate foe, Jack grows to recognize and appreciate Ayisha’s bravery. He is familiar with that Beckett intends to enslave her humans after robbing them in their treasure, and Jack’s ethical compass revolts on the proposal. it would be attainable to convey Ayisha correctly to Zerzura, receive a few of the treasure, and persuade Beckett that he by no means came upon it . . . however the grasping E. I. T. C. legit has eyes all over, and if he learns that Jack has foiled his plans, he may remove the article that Captain Sparrow loves such a lot: his ship—and his freedom.
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Editorial Director: Wendy Lefkon Associate Editor: Jessica Ward This book’s producers would like to thank Mark Amundsen, Jennifer Eastwood, Brent Ford, Susan Gerber, Marielle Henault, Winnie Ho, Scott Piehl, Jon Rogers, Judi Smith, and Marybeth Tregarthen ISBN 978-1-4231-5251-4 Table of Contents Acknowledgments Historical Prologue Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Epilogue ALSO BY A.
Ann C. Crispin Prologue Zerzura: The Lost City THE PHARAOH AWOKE WITH THE LIGHT of the full moon shining on his face, knowing that he had just spoken with his god. His god was named Apedemak, and in the temple renderings, he had the body of a man, but the face of the king of beasts. He was the high god of the people of Kerma, Pharaoh Taharka’s island kingdom…an island hidden from the outside world behind a barrier of powerful spells, cloaked in fog and illusion, lying off the coast of the continent men now called Africa.
Go out into the world? We have been protected from outsiders for so long! Who knows what evils may be found in the outside world these days? Cannot you send General Kashta and High Priest Senkamanisken? They are strong, able men who are loyal to you. ” Pharaoh Taharka shook his head. “You know I am the only one who can undertake this quest, my queen,” he said. ” He held up his right arm. In the moonlight, the wide wristlet gleamed, and the gemstones glittered. Deprived of their color, they flashed like the moonlight along the wave crests.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom by A.C. Crispin