Monday, January 17, 2011

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee


Oh, the joy of another book about Jacky Faber!  This series, set in the 19th century, tells swashbuckling adventure tales featuring one of my hands-down favorite heroines of all time.  There is action, humor, great characters, history that springs to life, and each book takes you for a delightful ride that you can't fail to enjoy.  This one sees Jacky end up as a convict on a ship that is making its way to a penal colony in Australia.  Anyone who has read any books in the Bloody Jack series will not doubt that somehow the resourceful, quick-witted Jacky will find a way to turn her situation around and come out on top - but with quite a few entertaining bumps along the way.  I love, love, love this series, and I highly recommend it.  I think this one would have a huge appeal to fans of Lois McMaster Bujold's Vokosigan series and, honestly, to just about everyone else.   

Books in the Bloody Jack series:
1. Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
2. Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady
3. Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber 4. In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber
5. Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West6. My Bonny Light Horseman: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War
8. The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, on Her Way to Botany Bay

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, on Her Way to Botany Bay (#8 in the Bloody Jack series) by L.A. Meyer (Harcourt, 2010)

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