Blackbeard’s Freedom by Jeremy McLean

Posted February 24, 2016 by Minx

Blackbeard’s Freedom by Jeremy McLean Blackbeard's Freedom by Jeremy McLean
Series: The Voyages of Queen Anne's Revenge #1
Also in this series:Blackbeard's Revenge
Also by this author: Blackbeard's Revenge
Genres: Action, Adventure
Release Date: January 1, 2015
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0987809539
ASIN: B0094QU1U0
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What would you do for your Freedom?

Would you steal?

For Edward Thatch, there is no questioning the depths he will go for his Freedom.

Edward didn’t know he bought a former pirate ship, and when the marine captain Isaac Smith threatened to take his ship, and Freedom, away Edward took matters into his own hands.

Edward’s action sends him, and his best friend Henry Morgan, running from the law on an adventure across the historical Caribbean & Latin America. The two will have to fight not only to stay alive, but to stay free during the so-called “Golden Age” of piracy.

Edward also finds that half the ship he bought is locked, and the previous owner left clues to find the keys. Edward and his crew must follow the clues and face games of life and death before they can claim said keys.

Will Edward and Henry embrace the life that’s been thrust upon them, or will they crash against the rocks of their misfortune? See how Blackbeard came to be the scourge of the Caribbean Sea and beyond, and follow him on his fantasy adventures in The Voyages of Queen Anne’s Revenge!


Originally sailing as a whaling ship, an incident with a platoon of Marines forever altered life the life of every crewmember aboard the Freedom. This conflict is the catalyst that led to the evolution of Edward Thatch into the legendary Blackbeard. As Captain of the Freedom Edward has yet to prove himself as a leader, although inexperienced he takes his role seriously with the help of his first mate and best friend. In a series of events Edward is tried and testing along with the crew.

Action-Adventure? Check! Mystery? Check! Comedy? Check! Romance? Yep, Check! This book has it all. I really enjoyed this book. I love the story telling. Usually when you read books about a historical figure, it’s only about that person. Edward is a dynamic character and chooses to add unconventional crewmembers but that only adds to the story. With this story each crewmember is unique and has a believable backstory. The story not only highlights the flaws but also the strengths that every character possesses and is told in an interesting way. There are even fantastical elements but the Author introduces and explains the elements in such a way that you can “believe” the events as they unfold. It is not your conventional pirate story in any way and it is a must read!

About Jeremy McLean

Author Jeremy McLean

I enjoy fantasy novels mainly, but also love the classics like The Count of Monte Cristo, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.

Currently, I’ve written two novels about the pirate Edward Thatch, aka Blackbeard, and two novellas about Bartholomew Roberts, and am hard at work on more in the series.

I started writing after a long time of trying to find what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve always had an active imagination, and a love to create stories and entertain people. I was initially drawn to video game design, but found that the people in programming don’t have much say in story. Because of that, I decided it wasn’t for me.

After I found that I enjoyed writing a friend of mine challenged me to participate in a writing competition. It was during this competition that I started what would become Blackbeard’s Freedom. I felt confident that others would enjoy Blackbeard’s Freedom, and the subsequent series, so I decided to share it with the world. With Kindle, Amazon has made it easier than ever to self-publish, so I don’t have to worry about publishers deciding whether there’s an audience for my work or not. Now I’ve found my passion in life, and all I hope for is that people enjoy what I write.

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