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Drake's Quest ➟ Drake's Quest free download ➤ Author Pat Croce – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Sir Francis Drake was one of the most famous and successful pirates ever to cross the seven seas He was Queen Elizabeth s favorite, and brought her kingdom much glory Unfortunately, he left no known h Sir Francis Drake was one of the most famous and successful pirates ever to cross the seven seas He was Queen Elizabeth s favorite, and brought her kingdom much glory Unfortunately, he left no known heirsUntil nowBold, courageous and wise beyond his years, Charlie is a natural born leader When he finds out the truth about his bloodline, he leaves his town in search of answers After he meets ingenious Mac, an unstoppable duo is bornCharlie and Mac go through countless heroics, and meet several new gang members Rots, Tapper and the beautiful Corinne and it seems like Charlie s past is starting to make sense But as the Spanish ship Tesoro del Mar appears in the horizon, a question looms in the air will Charlie survive to see his th birthday Drake s Quest, the first installment of Charlie s amazing tale, is Tom Sawyer meets Treasure Island it is an exciting, swashbuckling tale of honor, providence and friendship.

    Paperback ☆ Drake's Quest PDF º Charlie s past is starting to make sense But as the Spanish ship Tesoro del Mar appears in the horizon, a question looms in the air will Charlie survive to see his th birthday Drake s Quest, the first installment of Charlie s amazing tale, is Tom Sawyer meets Treasure Island it is an exciting, swashbuckling tale of honor, providence and friendship."/>
  • Paperback
  • 342 pages
  • Drake's Quest
  • Pat Croce
  • English
  • 19 February 2019
  • 1927004160

About the Author: Pat Croce

Pat Croce is a New York Times best selling author and founder of the St Augustine Pirate Treasure Museum He is also a pirate born years too late He lives in Philadelphia and Florida.



10 thoughts on “Drake's Quest

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    Disclaimer I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway view spoiler three or four years ago hide spoiler That has not impacted on my ability to review this honestly and impartially.5 5 I think this book is confused about what it wants to be On the one hand the main character is 15 year old Charlie and he is able to talk his way on board a privateer ship with barely any questions asked Within a few days of getting on board Charlie and his new best friend 16 year old Mac are able to ta Disclaimer I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway view spoiler three or four years ago hide spoiler That has not impacted on my ability to review this honestly and impartially.5 5 I think this book is confused about what it wants to be On the one hand the main character is 15 year old Charlie and he is able to talk his way on board a privateer ship with barely any questions asked Within a few days of getting on board Charlie and his new best friend 16 year old Mac are able to talk the captain into allowing them to run a sabotage scheme against another privateering ship featuring Mac coming up with the world s first diving suit taken from one of Leonardo da Vinci s 1600s plans It s not properly explained, but it seems Mac comes from a wealthy family that s involved in the slave trade and Mac ran away so as to avoid the family business, so he has the education that could be expected of a 16 year old from a well off family Somehow this education has led Mac to being his captain s right hand man when it comes to haggling with the island s fence as he always gets the best deals Meanwhile, Charlie is from a destitute family who live in a one two room shack At 15 he s working as a tanner because his father drinks all their money away, but he s got enough of an education to read and write as well as a current day 15 year old He learned serious fighting skills, including moves that could be seen in current day karate movies falling back with the weight of his opponent and then flipping them over his head from the tanner he s working for With Charlie and Mac having all these amazing skills, my disbelief spent so long suspended, just hanging on by its fingertips, that by the halfway point it just couldn t hold on any longer and plummeted to its death Then at the end we have a very comprehensive glossary which includes words like pike , rum , mutiny , or India , which might prove difficult for a younger reader, but should be obvious to anyone over the age of about 16 All of that seems to say to me that this book s target audience would be children between the age of 10 and 14, any older than that and the readers would likely start to question where a destitute teen like Charlie would get an education or why the captain of a ship, a man in his 40s and with surelyexperience than a teenager, would decide to leave the sale trade of their booty to a 16 year old.On the other hand there are some pretty mature themes throughout the book that I wouldn t want a child of under 16 to be reading, at least not without me reading along with them to discuss some of the tougher scenes There is quite a lot of well described gory violence gunshots, a variety of wounds from bladed weapons, rat bites, an ingeniously evil attempted torture method, attempted rape That kind of violence doesn t seem to fit with the age of the main characters or how much logic I needed to ignore while I was reading.So while I actually enjoyed the story and was REALLY impressed with the quality of the book I received I think most of those four stars I rated it are coming from the physicality of the book hardcover with dust jacket, high quality paper with each page illustrated to make it look like it was written on parchment or vellum, the beginning of each chapter illustrated with a pencil drawing of a portion of a scene related to the upcoming chapter it s the best quality book I ve ever won been given for review , I was left confused by who it was trying to attract I wouldn t recommend it to 10 14 year olds because of the strong mature themes and imagery and I wouldn t recommend it to 16 because I think they d have some problems with the logic like I did so who s meant to be reading it.Despite enjoying this I definitely won t be keeping it as I don t see myself ever reading it again, maybe it ll find it s way to the right reader through Gumtree

  2. Brooke Banks Brooke Banks says:

    UPDATE 02 10 2013 Of course, just days after marking the book as not received, I got it in the mail That s just how it goes, lol I m glad though and can t wait to read it I won this through a Goodreads Giveaway that ended 12.01.2012 I have not received it yet I will update when I do but since it s already March 1st I don t know if I ll be getting this book at all Update Received and Reviewed TW Attempted rape sceneRating 2 stars, okay but not for me I d let my daughter read it whe UPDATE 02 10 2013 Of course, just days after marking the book as not received, I got it in the mail That s just how it goes, lol I m glad though and can t wait to read it I won this through a Goodreads Giveaway that ended 12.01.2012 I have not received it yet I will update when I do but since it s already March 1st I don t know if I ll be getting this book at all Update Received and Reviewed TW Attempted rape sceneRating 2 stars, okay but not for me I d let my daughter read it when she s older if she wants to because I value education over censorship, so I d talk with her about its racism, sexism, and tropes a lot Along with keeping her bookshelf diverse, of course.Recommendation for pirate lovers, kids that think books are boring and can handle the content, parental discussion of topics highly advisable Pros Fast paced, action packed, quick read Helpful glossary in back with definitions for nautical language, countries, and relevant history like famous pirates or political figures Stylized pages that look like parchment are cool though I don t know about readability of black text on grey background for others Realistic, unsavory pirates that subverts The Pirates That Don t Do Anything except for The Women are Safe With Us partCons Predictable for this older reader Not a fan of idealized heroes without flaws who feel too perfect like Charlie Lots of problematic tropes like Magical Negro, Noble Savages, Attempted Rape, I Have You Now, My Pretty All Men Are Rapists, Damsel in Distress which I bet is leading to Rescue Romance or at least Charlie s wishing it would , his seemingly Mighty Whitey father, and those are just the ones off the top of my head.I entered to win because Drake s Quest looked fun, I hadn t read any pirate books and didn t think the age range would be a problem It s packed with action and adventure These boys are always up to something It s a light, easy read for me and fun if you think brutal gauntlets and taking over ships qualifies lol Tom Sawyer meets Treasure Island is the perfect way to describe this book, as its blurb says That comparison works for not just the subject and characters but the content as well Whatever hang ups or requirements you have for your child reading those books, I they also apply to Drake s Quest.For piratical works, Pirates of the Caribbean series is first and foremost in young people s minds IME Drake s Quest is historical rather than paranormal though they are both epic quests in their own stripes Pirates has much of the same content, including violence level I think Drake s would garner a PG 13 rating as well.Charlie s a classic hero with zero flaws, working hard to make his way in the world and finding answers about his father while following in his manly man footsteps He s fifteen in only that his brain hasn t fully matured, though you wouldn t know it if you meet him Adults around him participate in the same competitions, boasting, and brawling so there s little difference.Of course he s likable, there s no reason not to except he s a little too perfect for my tastes Although I don t think that ll really matter for middle schoolers Being the first book, it s all about setup and gathering Charlie s gang as he makes his place on the ship So, there s not much of his father discovered just yet but has found his first clue Like Charlie, there s nothing really wrong with Drake s Quest I just find it very typical It s chocked full of sensitive subjects racism, slavery, indigenous peoples, sexism, rape, domestic violence, bullies, and other forms of bigotry However, it s all handled in tropes and stereotypes.I m not saying history needs to be re written to make it progressive, though it definitely employs The Women Are Safe With Us It just doesn t feel stand out when it perpetuates the status quo in such a flamboyant swashbuckling way.If my daughter wanted to read it, I d let her because I m for education over censorship, always hunting to make her shelfdiverse so as not dominated by such works, and sure she could handle the material in middle school I d be talking with her about it a lot though because fighting ubiquitous biases is never ending I d still be having the same conversation if she was white or a boy, because it s an important thing for everyone to learn and toxic masculinity hurts men too

  3. Kelly Carey Kelly Carey says:

    This book had it all, adventure, pirates, mystery, and of course, treasure I can see how boys would be able to relate to this book and series however, girls will also be interested in this fantasy The content is best suited for middle school or high school students, due to the violence and sexual suggestions Despite the length of the book 317 pages, this was a quick read The main character, Charlie Drake, is interesting and daring The mystery of his father keeps the reader engaged and sea This book had it all, adventure, pirates, mystery, and of course, treasure I can see how boys would be able to relate to this book and series however, girls will also be interested in this fantasy The content is best suited for middle school or high school students, due to the violence and sexual suggestions Despite the length of the book 317 pages, this was a quick read The main character, Charlie Drake, is interesting and daring The mystery of his father keeps the reader engaged and searching for clues The pirate like themes that develop continue to remain popular with young adults and adults alike The maps and glossary help the reader better understand the setting and nautical terminology Overall, I can t wait to readabout Charlie s adventures as he follows his destiny in order to find his father

  4. Susan Roach Susan Roach says:

    First, this is a Goodreads Giveaway It took awhile to comebut, no disappointment here The book itself is beautiful From the cover, to the paper it is printed on, the illustrations, etc Then, there is the story, yet another book I had to put down, because I have to work each day, 04 15 comes early The characters are exactly thata bunch of characters And, believable, life aboard a pirate ship was no walk in the park I m sure The story line goes on and onand I m hoping on for a sequ First, this is a Goodreads Giveaway It took awhile to comebut, no disappointment here The book itself is beautiful From the cover, to the paper it is printed on, the illustrations, etc Then, there is the story, yet another book I had to put down, because I have to work each day, 04 15 comes early The characters are exactly thata bunch of characters And, believable, life aboard a pirate ship was no walk in the park I m sure The story line goes on and onand I m hoping on for a sequel

  5. B B says:

    A Goodreads win Drake s Quest is a good adventure book It is gritty, realistic and strong.

  6. Angela Jurgensen Angela Jurgensen says:

    Drake s Quest is a wonderful adventure book, filled with surprises and clever ideas It is gritty, realistic and strong I love this book, and am hoping the sequels come soon.

  7. Shannon Ozirny Shannon Ozirny says:

    Review to come in Quill Quire Review to come in Quill Quire

  8. Angela Jurgensen Angela Jurgensen says:

    Drake s Quest is a wonderful adventure book, filled with surprises and clever ideas It is gritty, realistic and strong I love this book, and am hoping the sequels come soon.

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