The Ghost Ship: An Epic Historical Novel from the Number One Bestselling Author (The Joubert Family Chronicles)
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As is her way, the author leaves us with a tantalising introduction to the next book in the series, set in Cape Town. It was her right hand person, her lover, Gilles, who Mosse used beautifully to bring out Louise’s more genteel side. Louise Reydon-Joubert is de kleindochter van Minou Joubert en heeft zowel Hugenoten als katholieke achtergrond.
Her quest to break the rules is heart-pounding and vibrant and taking the journey with Louise ,and following her adventure, is everything you could want in a pirate story. From the ending I know the next book will likely tell us the rest of Louise's story but because of this it feels more like a book to take us between stories, travelling with the ship to take the characters to the next setting. Louise also has her strengths in her independence and strength to pursue what she wants with little care for how she will be perceived. There’s enough excitement and action with a bit of subterfuge to keep me interested, but it took longer than it should to reconnect with all the characters and situations. The third book in this saga moved at a faster pace than the first two books, and really took me along with it.Gilles is referred to in quite a strange way once their secret is revealed to Louise, the facade is maintained throughout.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.This is a novel that is both thrilling and sensitive, romantic and brutal – one that you can really get your teeth into. For as long as the book is, it's amazing that I just kept turning the pages, wanting to get into the next chapter, the next section of the book.
The sequel to The City of Tears , The Ghost Ship is the third novel in the Joubert Family Chronicles from bestselling author Kate Mosse.The author of ten novels and short-story collections, her books have been translated into thirty-eight languages and published in more than forty countries. Furthermore, while it was nice that the ending brought in Florence, and the continued history of the family into the story; I wanted to see Louise's and Gilles' lives in South Africa. Later, she and her crew begin to hunt down the pirates sailing the Barbary Coast to liberate those enslaved during their raids.
Fantastic to have such a strong, brave female protagonist and to set much of the tale at sea was genius, adding a very different dimension. Their voyage aboard the ship takes a turn for the worse when the captain who initially want to make Louise his wife, sees Louise and Gilles being affectionate toward one another and he immediately turns on Louise. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behaviour or unique IDs on this site.The ending could still have been the same, just throw in a chapter or two about the journey with Phillipe, and Louise's life with Gilles. A mysterious vessel floats silently on the water – its hull splintered and its sails tattered and burnt. I am unsure if I was as convinced by Gilles, a woman who has since a young girl needed to be seen as a boy, now grown up living as and dressing like a man. The book is full of lovely rich descriptions, so that it is easy to visualise yourself in 17 th century Paris or Amsterdam, or being tossed about on the high seas.