Living in poverty the first 12 years of his life, an honest boy named Will finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime--sailing the world on a merchant ship in 1683. Dreaming of seeing a pirate, if even from a distance, Will is a boy on his own, far from family, in a foreign land while working at sea. He soon rethinks his daydreams of pirates once he finds himself among them! Plundering ships, stealing gold, and learning to sword fight were not skills Will had planned on learning, but he will need every advantage he can gain if he is to escape the clutches of the pirate Captain Hamlyn and outrun Black Pete! In this epic adventure of a moral boy trapped in a world driven by greed, he sees the true will of the pirates, leading him to ask the most important question about his life's adventure.
“Will of the Pirates is the kind of book I wish I'd had as a kid, and I loved it as an adult! For anyone who has ever imagined what it was like to sail and explore during the Golden Age of Piracy, diver/explorer/writer Scott Mitchen has provided us with a look through his historical spyglass.” ~Pat Croce, best-selling author, motivational speaker, and serial entrepreneur
“Pirates, action, adventure, and history - this is a pirate's treasure chest in book format. It glitters with real historical accounts of the 1680's pirate ship La Trompeuse. Will of the Pirates gleams with gems in the positive messages about good triumphing over treachery and greed. I highly recommend Will of the Pirates!” ~Candace Ahiers, library media specialist, elementary teacher, parent, grandparent and children's reading advocate