Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Reaper [Paperback]

Our Price $ 11.86  
Retail Value $ 16.95  
You Save $ 5.09  (30%)  
Item Number 254462  
Buy New $11.86
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for The Reaper by Michael Aye...

Captain Gilbert Anthony has a lot on his mind. He has just been decorated for extraordinary bravery under fire, been given command of the fourth-rate Drakkar, learned from his father's deathbed that he as a fully grown illegitimate brother, and will soon be dispatched on a special mission chasing pirates in the Caribbean. . .and that's just in the first fifteen pages! Honoring his dying father, the eponymous "Fighting James Anthony," Vice Admiral of the Blue, Gil takes his half-brother Gabriel into the ship's company as a senior midshipman. As Drakkar sails, Captain Anthony soon realizes having his brother aboard might not be the family reunion he hoped for when he encounters the resentment of one of his officers, Lieutenant Witzenfeld. But the real conflict lies ahead with the menacing pirate raiders who must be captured to end the depredations against peaceful English merchants. There Drakkar will find the feared pirate frigate Reaper and have her entire crew tested in savage combat!

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 29, 2007
Publisher   Boson Books
ISBN  1932482563  
ISBN13  9781932482560  

Availability  114 units.
Availability accurate as of May 28, 2017 08:31.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Michael Aye

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War

Reviews - What do customers think about The Reaper?

Good story, bad book  May 11, 2008
This is a reasonably entertaining story in the genre of fighting sail. The problem is in the production of the book itself. Here's yet another example of a book which seems to have had no proofreading whatsoever. Typos abound, and on occasion words are simply used incorrectly.

Here's an example from page 134:

"Here, here," they all said in unison as they drained their glasses.

That mistake is made consistently throughout the book. The fourth lieutenant's name is usually spelled Witzenfeld, but occasionally it becomes Witzenfield. Bungles like these bring the reader up short and sadly interrupt what is otherwise a good seafaring tale.
The Reaper  Mar 15, 2008
This is a good sea going yarn. Well written within the time peroid and held my interest for the entire book.
Great Read !!!  Apr 26, 2007
I've just finished this book in two days and really enjoyed it. It is written in the fashion of Dudley Pope, Alexander Kent and Charles White.

Plenty of action and romance for the "Fighting Anthonys", two (half-)brothers chasing pirates in the Caribean at the eve of the American Revolution.

I am glad I purchased this and the second book " The Sea Wolf" together, so I can continue with the story of Gil and Gabe without interuption.

Can we expect book three + ? I hope so...

An Unusual Start  Aug 2, 2006
Most people who start a series of naval fiction in the age of sail take as their protagonist a young midshipman or lieutenant. Then, over the course of the development of the series, we see the protagonist develop into a better officer and rise in the ranks. Michael Aye has done something different. His character starts as a post captain fresh from a major victory. There would seem to be little room for upward mobility with a start like that but the book is worth reading.

Captain Anthony is assigned to suppress piracy in the Caribbean. He does so at a time when the stage is being set for the American Revolution. Tensions are running high but conflict has not yet broken out. The pirates are everyone's enemies and the captain proves to be an effective suppressor of their trade.

The book is extremely fast paced and enjoyable to read. Some to the situation and solutions seem to reek too much of coincidence but it is a fun read. I look forward to more.
1700s brought back to life  Mar 29, 2006
Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Reader Views (3/06)

Captain Gilbert Anthony gets word that his father is very ill. When he goes to see him, Gil learns that he has a grown half brother. Their father asks Gil to teach Gabe how to be a good seaman.

Meanwhile a pirate ship called The Reaper is preying on any ship that comes in its path. The Drakkar, captained by Gil is sent out to find and take care of The Reaper. The story is full of battles with pirates, a damsel in distress, salty sailors, and the new relationship between Gil and Gabe.

Captain Anthony and his crew are able to capture The Reaper after a fierce battle. Gil is then promoted to the rank of rear Admiral, while Gabe, having reached the rank of Lieutenant, gets his own command.

The characters are very believable and very colorful. Dagan the gypsy, Lady Deborah the damsel and Silas and Bart the servants of Captain Anthony all have their place and fill it well.

This is not the type of book that I usually read, but it was very enjoyable and I did not want it to end. Anyone with a love of history, pirates and good triumphing over evil will want to read this book.

The Reaper brings adventures of the 1700's to life.


Write your own review about The Reaper

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Reaper

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy