The seed of rosewood is a historical story set in 1715. The narration is written in a diary form and begins with Patrick Douglas, a 15-year-old kidnapped from his beautiful Scottish farm. Surviving becomes key as Pirates take Patrick. They are headed for Providence Island in the Bahamas, and Patrick tells his journey and adventure in his own words.
I found the author well researched in the piracy and seafaring notion of the story. I enjoyed the battle tactics and navy talks within the story. The pirate aspect of the plot induced excitement and wonder. I felt for the protagonist. His character was interesting, and the story was enjoyable to read.
It has been a while since I’ve read a pirate story. This book is a translation of the original book titled: Il Seme del Palissandro. Since I had not read the original book, I wasn’t sure if any parts of the story were lost in translation. But, what did exist was exciting and thought-provoking to read.
The story discussed important subject matters like the slave trade and how people are willing to kill to save themselves.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read historical fiction.Tweet
Written by Jeyran Main