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The first three "Bloody Jack" novels by L.A. Meyer

Posted by tatteredfairy on 2006.09.26 at 21:35
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Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy” by L.A. Meyer

Mary Faber had a family once, but the plague killer her parents and her sister Penny. Mary, left alone and fearing being taken by the corpse seller, Muck, finds refuge on the streets of London’s Cheapside. She joins the Rooster Charlie gang that resides under Blackfriar’s Bridge. To live, they steal, beg and do odd tasks. Mary reads the news for those that cannot. When Rooster Charlie is killed, Mary takes his clothes and follows her dream of being a sailor. She joins on the H.M.S. Dolphin as a ship’s boy named Jack. Here (s)he stands out for bravery and many skills desired in a sailor. Unfortunately, she falls for one of the fellow ship’s boys. Mary tells him and they make plans to marry. Then, when, tragedy strikes the Dolphin leaving her floundering on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, it is up to Mary to save them…

“Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady” by L.A. Meyer

Jacky was found out and put of the ship in Boston. Now at the Lawson Peabody School Young Girls Jacky has to deal with learning to by a young lady, hiding her shady past and being apart from her intended Jaimy. Jacky, in all her blustering good will does not fit in well at Lawson Peabody. She makes enemies with her fellow students and is arrested for dancing in the street. A minister with a dark nature finds Jacky of interest. Jacky is soon busted down to a maid and just makes more trouble for herself all the while trying to help others. A maid that was killed, her one rich friend whose father is about to lose everything and a drunk man who loves his violin, all these and more are touched by Jacky’s kindness that never turns out right. When the minister forces his ideology on her, Jacky fleas Boston—after starting a fire that destroys the Lawson Peabody and parts of Boston itself.

“Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber” by L.A. Meyer

Jacky returns to London and tries to meet up with her intended husband Jaimy. Only Jaimy is in another woman’s embrace. Jacky rushes off only to be captured by a press gang and forced on board another British ship. When she is entered as a seaman she demands to be entered as a Midshipman because that was her former rank. This is done and she soon makes Lieutenant. From there she assumes control of the ship after the captain has a heart attack when trying to rape her. She makes the men aboard rich by taking many French ships and catching many spies. When a new captain is named she takes one of the captured ships and become a privateer that strikes terror into all the ships that are enemies of England. When the English find out about her success, they hunt her down as a pirate. Her ship is sunk, her crew pressed into service and she brought up on charges. Her captures are called to fight Napoleon’s fleet before she is deposited in London. She saves many of her captors when the ship sinks and in return, they let her escape…

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