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Historical Fiction Series Adventures of Francis Drake

Portrait of Francis DrakeWhat circumstances and conditions create someone like Sir Francis Drake? What motivates him to risk his life in faraway seas and lands? Was it ambition, lust for power and riches? Or was it personal hate and vengefulness against a foe?

In this heavily researched exploration, I try to fill in gaps and details while keeping history and technology as accurate as possible. I hope you enjoy the stories that attempt to breathe life into history, put passion into thoughts, and color the actions.

So, sign the muster book and climb aboard a 16th century armed merchantman. Feel the strain of the running rigging. Hear the wind snapping the sails and feel the heaving of the waves. Load and run out the guns and prepare the ship for action.

Discover… Drake.

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Paul Jariabek

Plot Summary of Retribution

Join the 17-year-old Francis Drake in a cutlass-slashing, canon-blasting sea raid as he assists his cousin John Hawkins in cutting out one of the Hawkins’ ships, rescuing its crew from French captivity, and learns something about himself during the Anglo-French war of 1557.

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