Ben and his Labrador, Ned, castaways of the Flying Dutchman, are cursed by an angel to roam the earth and sail the seas for all eternity, never stopping in one place and never growing a single day older. Now adrift in the Mediterranean Sea, the boy and his dog fall into the clutches of the brutal Slave Lord, Al Misurata. And so begins a daring and dangerous adventure that takes them from the Libyan coast to the Italian border in their quest to escape the curse of Captain Vanderdecken and his ghostly crew ...
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A BBC presenter, a playwright and an actor, Brian Jacques was first brought to the attention of children with the publication of Redwall, the first volume in his bestselling series, which features creatures from the medieval red-stoned abbey of Mossflower Wood. Before he began writing for children, his life was as full of adventures as the stories he creates -- at the age of fifteen he went to sea and travelled the world, before returning to Liverpool, where he still lives.Review:
“Thrilling.” –The Charlotte Observer
“Swashbuckling...[A] compelling and readable adventure.” –School Library Journal
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141315229