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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Endless Waltz








"Having just been promoted to Captain, Bret De La Cosa finds himself sailing back to England from the Caribbean, ready to enter into a new chapter of his life with his FiancĂ©e Isabella. He doesn’t get far as Davey Jones sets his eyes upon Bret, destroying his ship, and casting him down into the depths of the Locker below. After learning that he is still alive, Bret must make his way through the Dead City, fighting off Pirates and Marines alike in an attempt to find a way to escape the Locker and make his way back to the surface. Through his journey he encounters Romans, The Flying Dutchman, and the mighty Leviathan, all leading up to his final encounter with Davey Jones himself."
This book caught my attention at the beginning with Barbados and the winds. I have been to Barbados and I find it different from other Caribbean Islands and I do remember the waves and wind.
There is a lot of action and I think one for a teen or young adult to read and enjoy. Religion is part of the book and shows Bret as a caring human being. I got lost through some of the book; I think I needed more imagination. Jacob Marc Shafer does have a good imagination in his descriptions and the activities in the book. The characters were ones which the reader could connect and get to know and like or dislike; there are good and bad characters. I found emotion in the book and personally, it helped me know some of the characters.
The opening description of the book describes it very well. I only wish the book had better grammar and not so many misspelled words.
I will give this book a re-read. I am not sure the title is the best for the book but does become apparent near the end of the book.
Anyone interested in the sea, Davey Jones and his Locker, adventure, something different and pirates will like The Endless Waltz by Jacob Marc Shafer. Find him at www.jacobmarcschafer.com.
I received a complimentary copy of The Endless Waltz to read and review. The opinions are my own. I will give it a 3.75 rating. To a person of a younger age, I am sure it will get a 4 or 4.5 rating. No bad language or sex which is a big plus in itself.

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