from the guardian.uk
What's interesting about the book is that it is set in the past and this leads to you actually learning things. For example, new words like loblolly boy and how ships were designed in the 1680s.
The book sucks you in and keeps you engaged, all I require from a book. In addition the historical setting and the great plot make this book one of my favourites.
I rate this book a full 5 stars for the great plot, engaging characters and the historical context.