by Jesse Giles Christiansen
(The Captain Shelby Trilogy Book 2)
Publisher: Imajin Books (September 6, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 4730 KB
Print Length: 211 pages
Trade Paperback (September 14, 2014)
There are places even the sea cannot go…
In coastal Denmark, a young man named Nereus builds a longship and leaves at age eighteen to discover a new, enigmatic land. Faced with unimaginable obstacles, he crosses the North Atlantic, only to be captured by the Skraelings, the Inuit indigenous people who seek revenge on all settlers because of a “Great Red Man” who murdered many of their family members.
Many years later, Nereus is hired by a group of Irish settlers who are fleeing the tyranny of King Henry VIII, and he takes them across the North Atlantic to the Newfound Land. A fierce battle ensues against the sea, the Little Ice Age, and the vicious Skraelings.
When Nereus falls in love with Laura Hodges, fiancée to the group’s leader, William Brockelby, he becomes embroiled in a dangerous love triangle…until the formidable mystery surrounding Captain Nereus H. Shelby is finally revealed.
Ethan Hodges shares Captain Nereus H. Shelby’s stories. He states his “accounts come from both dreams about him and from reality.” The prologue ends with “remember that with the greatest moments throughout history reality has often mirrored dreams. And also remember that all dreams ultimately come from reality.”
I absolutely love the way Jesse Giles Christiansen writes. After reading Pelican Bay I realized how easy it was to just let go and follow the story where it led. He has topped himself with this story. He immerses the reader right into Shelby’s story. He takes us on a mystical journey back in time, to the mysteries of the sea and the mysteries of Captain Shelby. Christiansen’s words paint incredible pictures in my mind.
Once I started the story I couldn’t but it down. I was in awe of the way he makes these characters so real and made me see what people will endure to be free of tyranny and believe that love really has no boundaries. The dialogue, the old language of the Irish immigrants, is captivating and addicting. I found myself mesmerized by its rhythm.
Captain Shelby is a story full of adventure, mystery, intrigue and love. Christiansen states he was inspired by Hemingway. The inspiration has given birth because this narrative is masterful. Hemingway would be very pleased with this author’s work. This is an author to keep our eyes on.
About This Author
Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author who writes compelling literary fiction that weaves the real with the surreal. He attended Florida State University where he received his B.A. in English literature, and holds an M.A. in philosophy from Georgia State University. He is the author of Pelican Bay (book one in the Captain Shelby Series), an Amazon #1 list bestseller, outselling Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. One of Christiansen’s literary goals is to write at least fifty novels, and he always reminds himself of something that Ray Bradbury once said: “You fail only if you stop writing.”
Web Site: www.jessegileschristiansen.com
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