|About the Book|
A loving family’s dream of a new life in the New World is shattered when a ruthless pirate attacks their ship. The father is mercilessly killed defending his two young sons. The pirates capture Henry, the youngest, while the fledgling US Navy rescues James. Young Henry soon forgets his past and embraces pirate life. With intelligence, cunning, and bravery, he quickly ascends through the ranks. But treacherous enemies, both inside and outside of his crew, would thwart him from becoming the greatest pirate. James is adopted by a navy captain and trained as an officer. His desire for revenge and hatred of pirates fuel his rapid progression through the naval hierarchy. He quickly earns the reputation as the most ruthless pirate slayer.Along the way, Henry meets and falls in love with Anna, a young prostitute in New Orleans. He later fulfills a promise to return wealthy and save Anna from her life of servitude. They run away together, leaving their unsavory pasts behind, and start a perfect new life of love and freedom. However, Henry gradually wonders if love is enough. The sea, with all its adventure and glory, beckons. He finds himself torn between two worlds, desperately seeking meaning to his life. But after more twists of fate, and an impossible decision, Henry’s path might not be his to choose.Two brothers, forced into a fateful collision course. The ties of family and love threatened by treachery and deceit. Good versus evil, brother versus brother, love versus life. Who, or what, will survive the Blood Tides?