The Barbary Pirates

The Barbary Pirates

An Ethan Gage Adventure

Large Print - 2010
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During Napoleon's reign, American adventurer Ethan Gage is in a desperate race with the Barbary pirates, a powerful band of Muslim outlaws from North Africa, and with his nemesis to rediscover and control the mirror of Archimedes, an ancient super-weapon that legend contends burned a Roman fleet.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, c2010
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780061946233
0061946230
Branch Call Number: Fiction Dietrich Large Type
Characteristics: large print
477 p. (large print) : map ; 23 cm

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Feb 03, 2013

The Barbary Pirates --- by William Dietrich. Our hero is swashbuckling Ethan Gale. In this mission he is accompanied by Robert Fulton who is later to go on and invent the steamboat. The setting is along the north shore of Africa. The time is during the early nineteenth century. The mission is to find the terrible weapon Archimedes invented and to keep it from falling into enemy hands. This novel is elegant streaked with whimsy. There's lots action, suspense and adventure. There are ogres, dungeons, dragons, villains, janissaries, and jewels making the book difficult to put down. It leaves you hankering for more.

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