Isle of Fire

Isle of Fire

by Wayne Thomas Batson

The fire rain had been unleashed."" As Cat s memory returns, he realizes that he has lived two very different lives: One as the son of the ruth Bartholomew Thorne; the other as the recipient of friendship and kindness from Declan Ross and the crew of the Robert Bruce.

The best-selling "Isle of Swords" adventure continues in "Isle of Fire" as ancient mariners rise from legend and cut an all-too-real swath of destruction across the Atlantic.

The newly formed Wolf Fleet scours the Caribbean, hunting the pirates they once called comrades.

And in the piti winds of a monstrous hurricane, whole fleets will be blasted apart and devoured."

  • Series: Isle of Swords
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Rating: 4.28
  • Pages: 338
  • Publish Date: September 9th 2008 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Isbn10: 1400312167
  • Isbn13: 9781400312160

What People Think about "Isle of Fire"

Every time one of the 'wr' words came up, I was pinged wright out of the story. Locations shimmy from one chapter to the next - the Caribbean, England, Sweden - island names come and go. He is desperately fearful he has the monstrous character of his pirate father, Bartholomew Thorne. (4) Bartholomew Thorne is believed to have died in a tsunami by many residents of the Caribbean - it's not in his vile nature, after all, to spare the islands from his acts of terror for over a year. Bartholomew Gunnarson Thorne claims direct pure-blood descent from Eirik the Red - but he's going to have to fight in the Bearpit and kill a massive opponent to win control of this ancient line of warriors so he can turn England into the 'Isle of Fire'.

Going into this book I felt rather lost; it has been awhile since I finished Isle of Swords, which I remembered liking, but not a lot of the plot or characters, so trying to remember who everyone was (even with the cast list at the beginning) and how they related to each other took a couple chapters. So re-picking up the book, halfway through, I was again hesitant, but like the first time, the story and characters quickly drew me back in. There is a LOT of violence in this story; Mr. Batson isn't afraid to kill characters to show the situation is serious and he has two bad guys who are psychopaths and enjoy mauling and murdering people.

In fact, if you preorder it on Amazon and email me to tell me you have ordered it, I'll send you a signed and personalized bookplate sticker for your new book. email me at: [email protected] Here's the official Isle of Fire blurb: "A great explosion rocked the crowded harbor. The fire rain had been unleashed." As Cat's memory returns, he realizes that he has lived two very different lives: One as the son of the ruthless Bartholomew Thorne; the other as the recipient of friendship and kindness from Declan Ross and the crew of the Robert Bruce.

I just felt like he could easily have told two completely separate stories and expanded on each of them instead of blending them together into one book. (view spoiler)The mystery of the Merchant and trying to stop his 'reign of terror' could easily have taken up an entire novel by itself. They were both great ideas, and I felt they were kind-of short-changed by combining them into one novel.

Ultimately, the not-really-but-kind-of Christian pirates annoyed me much less than the fully Christian characters of Other Books I Will Not Name. Similarities between Isle of Swords and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies: 1. Young man is the son of anotorious pirate and is rescued by a girl 2. "Good" pirates vs. Said sea battles often involve "good pirates" fighting both the British Navy and the "bad pirates" at the same time 8. Even without the shameless copying similarities to Pirates, the plot was highly predictable. Cat was likable enough, but I wish the author would have gone farther with his father-son conflict (especially since I love stories where a "good guy" has a villain father). Anne could have been likable, but she actually bothered me because she had exactly the same traits as Antoinette (the names are even similar)from the author's other series.Thorne and the Merchantwere evil just for the sake of being evil, and thatalso annoyed me. Similar Books: It has pirates, like Steel. Also, this series has a similar structure (and basically the same characters with different names) as Batson's other series, The Door Within.