The Devil's Fire

The Devil s Fire From debut author Matt Tomerlin comes a brutal tale of revenge during the Golden Age of Piracy Katherine Lindsay the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain has left her leisurely life in Lond

  • Title: The Devil's Fire
  • Author: Matt Tomerlin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From debut author Matt Tomerlin comes a brutal tale of revenge during the Golden Age of Piracy.Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America So far, their journey has been uneventful, even boring But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm on board to plunder her husband s richFrom debut author Matt Tomerlin comes a brutal tale of revenge during the Golden Age of Piracy.Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America So far, their journey has been uneventful, even boring But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm on board to plunder her husband s riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steal, sparking a bloody chain of events that will alter the course of piracy in the Caribbean forever Pirate lovers will find no shortage of treachery, cutlass duels, ship to ship battles, buried treasure and much, much .

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    1. You know when a book is simply incredible when you’re thinking about it constantly. This book was absolutely amazing and my mind was on nothing else. It tells the tale of a woman whose unfortunate circumstances cause her to end up on a ship full of pirates. Tomerlin has unflinchingly written this novel with an interesting and attention-grabbing plot. It contains some scenes that are somewhat gruesome but they simply add to the irresistibility of turning the pages. The main character is extreme [...]

    2. Once I got through the first half, which takes a lot of time setting up the characters, I couldn't put this down. The ending threw me for a loop. I don't usually talk to books, but I caught myself yelling, "Don't do it!" at the heroine. Looking forward to the next one.

    3. I picked this book up thinking it was a romance. Nothing could have been further from the truth!! While it starts out as a typical pirate romance,it changes course about mid way through the book. I began to have a love hate relationship with the central male character. I really wanted to like him but i just couldn't. I'm interested to see where the next book goes. I really liked the story line. The gore was a little much for me but not off based for true pirate stories. My only negative comment [...]

    4. Would give it 4.5 stars if it was an option. It was one of the more enjoyable pirate adventure books i've read. Relatively realistic, it has nothing paranormal/fantasy related and it is not a romance (finally!). Be warned though, it is NOT for the faint at heart. There is sex, implied rape, violent deaths, and very detailed gore. I thought the author did a very good job describing fights and gore in detail, something most other pirate themed novels will kind of skip over.Certainly no happy endin [...]

    5. Reading 'The Devil's Fire' is not unlike sailing the high seas. You are pitched from the dizzying torrents of murder, gore and battles one moment, then dragged into the roiling undercurrents of the pirates' discontent and quarrels the next. "Katherine Lindsay, a timid young woman from London, must contend with an ambitious pirate captain who has murdered her husband and taken her hostage aboard his fearsome ship, Harbinger. As Lindsay grows accustomed to life among pirates, she finds it increasi [...]

    6. To be fair, I'd give the book 3.5 stars but that's not possible so 3 it is. All in all I think it is a good book because I've quickly read through it, not being able to put it down.Some characters became very predictable, others were not even worth my interest. I didn't expect the way it ended or how it ended. That was surprising but also surprisingly unsatisfying as I felt the novel had built up very good as pages progressed but the end felt completely rushed. And while I did enjoy it (I mean t [...]

    7. I came across this book whilst searching for books set in the Caribbean for a reading challenge I'm doing. Not usually the type of thing I read, but it sounded good and turned out to be fantastic. I loved. I loved the style of writing, and the story was brilliant. Well plotted, rounded full blooded and lively characters. Interesting characters too as even the good guys were a more than a little questionable in their actions (but they're all pirates, so what do you expect?) Even the female lead w [...]

    8. A really great pirate story. Pirates attack a ship, the pirate Captain kills the attacked ships Captain and takes his wife prisoner. She tries to kill him with a cutlass, bites off his ear and so she's tied to the mast as punishment for 5 days. That was only 25% in!!! I won't tell you any more as it would ruin the surprises you'll find. There is a lot of action in this book, it's jam packed to say the least all the way to the end where it has the perfect opening to the second book (wish it were [...]

    9. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one but it was almost exactly what I was hoping for. I really hate romance, and was nervous about reading a pirate novel with a female lead for this reason but this was perfectly balanced and believable on that count. I'd almost call it an anti-romance. I enjoyed the characters and the energetic pace of the plot immensely.4.5 stars

    10. The cover grabbed me, and I'm glad it did. This is gritty, bloody, realistic pirate fiction. Katherine Lindsay is a very memorable character who evolves throughout the story. Entertaining combination of Robert E. Howard pulp and George R.R. Martin's deep characterizations. It doesn't wear out its welcome, and leaves you craving a sequel.

    11. I received this book as a giveaway. Thank you! I started reading this book on April 18 the same day I received it finished it in one sitting, I loved this book lots of adventure and a great plot I wish there were more books like this. Praise for Matt Tomerlin.

    12. The Scarlet Age of PiracyThe Devil's Fire by Matt Tomerlin as reviewed by K.M. Alleena The Golden Age of Piracy was anything but golden. The first thing I always thought of when I heard the term was, of course, those fantastic tales told in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean – you know, a silly protagonist meets a mythological or otherwise supernatural enemy and a slightly comedic action-packed adventure ensues. Pirates have long been romanticized like that, since well before Pirates of the Car [...]

    13. I really liked this - the development of Katherine's character was quite fascinating. Also it's refreshing to read a book about pirates where most of them are actually nasty rather than kooky eyeliner wearing rogues. (Those kind are fine too by the way but it's getting a bit clichéd). I was surprised quite a few times by the plot - especially that Griffith died at the end of the first book! I assumed she would kill him but I thought it was going to happen much later in the series. Also I was ki [...]

    14. If you like fictional novels about Pirates and their lives on the high seas, but aren’t looking for a romance, I can recommend The Devil’s Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel, by Matt Tomerlin, the first book in his Devil Fires Trilogy:Tomerlin takes readers into the raw and gritty world of piracy, and one woman’s struggle after she and her ship captain husband are kidnapped after their merchant ship is overtaken by a treacherous band of pirates whose brutality and violence are not for those wh [...]

    15. When it comes to self-published novels, you pays your money and you takes your chances. There is a lot of mediocre work out there, and a lot that's just plain bad, and the result is that the few gems that are available don’t get the attention they deserve. The Devil’s Fire is one of those gems. This book is well plotted, beautifully written, nicely edited, and correctly formatted. As a self-published author myself, I know how difficult it is to get all of that right, and I appreciate it when [...]

    16. This book is really exciting. You get from the boring life of a woman aboard a merchant ship to the exciting and cruel life of pirates. There are a lot of different POVs very well separated so it makes it easy to get inside the head of each character and to understand their actions better. There were characters I really liked and characters I hated, it was a really good mix. The events follow each other quite nicely so that you have exciting time and downtime and never get bored. The only reason [...]

    17. First book review for me, figured my amateur words would be better then just the stars. Also, my grammar and spelling are weak, so ignore this review if that bothers you.Most books I enjoy I read straight through with few breaks. This one took me days to get through. This is not a Pirate romance, so know that going in, if that was you expectation. It is also very graphic in regards to maiming and killing. Anyway, not a bad book, but I liken it to standing on an small island, where you want to ge [...]

    18. This pirate story is a lot on the violent side but probably pretty accurate historically. Between the pirate captain and the unfortunate woman he kidnaps I'm not sure which is crazier. I will be looking for the next book in this series.

    19. Though a bit bloody at times, I can't help but love this book. Kates ability to adapt and evolve is a fantastic surprise. I could see her with a future as pirate captain!

    20. Fast paced page turnerThis book was a fast paced and exciting read. I was surprised by the ending and will definitely read the sequel. I think fans of the show Black Sails will enjoy this book. Some of the characters from the show appear in this book, but the plot is totally different.

    21. As a whole, I'd say this book was a good quality read and worth picking up if it's a genre you enjoy. While it's noted that there is a some gruesome violence in the book, most of it is concluded quickly enough as to not be *that* bad to me. There are a few scenes that are especially descriptive, but nothing is so heavily detailed that I would find it outright disturbing- but maybe I'm just desensitized, who knows. I found the characters interesting, as well as their interactions. Most of it seem [...]

    22. I must admit, I devoured the book in a matter of hours. I only put it down once, and when I picked it back up, I had to finish. I really appreciated some of the imagery offered, and was taken by Tomerlin's ability to paint visions in my mind's eye. While I did find some scenes to be very visceral, it's something that most pirate novels lack, and it was nothing so grotesque as to make me consider the book down. After all, I felt a physical reaction, so clearly the words were doing their job.While [...]

    23. 4 out of 5 stars. It certainly starts well, setting the scene wonderfully in the year 1717 on board a ship travelling from London to America and it gripped me immediately. I could feel the scene and even smell it. Written well, in the third person and with each chapter corresponding to a character in the book, with stunning descriptions which make you feel you are there with the pirates on the ship and at the locations they visit. There is no jumping about which can drive me to leave a book midw [...]

    24. I liked this book very much. Surprisingly, the one thing that stood out for me was the humor. There were many bits that were genuinely funny. I caught myself laughing out loud at one point. No book ever did this for me. Now, on the other hand, there were a few situations described in the book that i thought were a bit unconvincing. For instance, i thought that the reason for Griffith bringing Katherine on board (and keeping her there) was a bit weak. But, you know what? I didn't care because i w [...]

    25. OK, first off this is a great book! The characters have good depth and the storyline is great and easy to follow. It started off (I thought) as your typical pirate romance story, however, it takes a violent turn and is really very dark and bloody. Which is what makes it so great because that is the way it would have really been at that time period! It is very engaging, and made me yell and cry out loud in many areas! This is most definitely NOT your typical pirate kidnaps girl and they fall in l [...]

    26. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was browsing the other day for some good pirate fiction, which there doesn't seem to be much of, and was drawn in by this one.The story is told through the eyes of several characters, primarily aboard their pirate ship. Each is unique in their own way, and adds a lot to the telling of the story. It moves a little slow at times, but I appreciated the depth Tomerlin went to in helping us to understand his characters and their thoughts on the people and e [...]

    27. Wow. This is a complex and no-holds barred pirate tale. It includes a somewhat twisted love story, and a whole lot of grit. And finally, FINALLY, a heroine who is a lady, yet truly tough as nails! I can't wait to continue the series. I don't give 5 stars lightly, but there was no aspect of this story that was dissatisfying. Bravo, Mr. Tomerlin!I listened to the audio version, and the performer accounted for herself quite well with all the different voices.

    28. My "read list" says I hadn't read this book before, but it sure seems like I have. Either that or the plot was borrowed from others. And perhaps, the plot is based on historical occurrences, in which case it would be a borrowed plot. A quick read and a bit far fetched, but most pirate history is based on handed down tales. The more times a tale gets told, the larger than life it becomes.

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