this is a story with plenty of adventureis a story with plenty of adventure mystery to satisfy readersIt just so happens that the first time fourteen year old John Spencer s father allows him to take a ride on his ship the Isle of Skye is also the time the Isle of Skye is wrecked John survives the wreck and lays dazed as he watches the people who live on the island those he believes are there to rescue him ill one of the crew members of the Isle of Skye John flees chased by the wreckers and is pulled into a hiding place by a man with no legs named Stumps Stumps John learns has John s father held prisoner on the belief that the Isle of Skye smuggled goldEventually the wreckers do catch up with John A man named Caleb Stratton intends to ill John but another powerful man named Simon Mawgan instead takes
John in Even under the safety of Mawgan John feels uneasy There seems to be something sinisterin Even under the safety of Mawgan John feels uneasy There seems to be something sinister Mawgan and Mawgan seems to have other motives in holding onto John Mawgan doesn t believe John that the Isle of Skye has no gold only cheap wine in its holds Why then was there sawdust Why then was the cargo loaded in the dark All is not bad for John however He meets a friend in Mawgan s niece Mary who shows him around the islandMuch of the tension revolves around who John can trust and what the wreckers plan to do with him as well as whether his father is still alive Lawrence sets the stakes early when he shows the wreckers illing off survivors so the reader
knows the threatsthe threats John s life are not idle In the end the story isn t all that difficult to predict but it s well told and never dull Lawrence s greatest creation is probably Mawgan who is shrouded in mystery At times he seems full of evil and at other times he seems genuinely good as his niece claims Those who enjoy a good adventure will want to give this a read Cool premise very flat story Intense but on the edge of the horrific so be warned it may be a nightmare in the making If you like murder intrigue suspense and downright evil this is the book for you Not horror in the RL Stine ind of way but really scary This is a great boy book It is organized around a rather dark plot running ships aground for profit which makes it even appealing John is a great character I ve decided to read other books by Iain Lawrence because this story is so well writte. En upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship The Isle of Skye And the youngest of its crew members 14 year old John Spencer survived the wreck But would he escape the wreckers This is his harrowing ta.
Iain Lawrence æ 3 charactersHe trilogy The first book definitely feels like it could *Be A True Story The Second Book Feels Like Fiction *a true story the second book feels like fiction this one seems almost fanciful Too many coincidences or things just working out for my tastes It s not a bad book but its forgettable If this was the
book in the trilogy I probably wouldn t have read the seuels as it s just alright is it s a weak way to end the series Given the uality of the first book and even the second to some extent this book was disappointing3 stars I m dusting off and resurrecting the ol INCOMING babyForget it I m through with this The Wreckers a book with an old timey feel about ship wrecking on the coast of England should be right up my alley and maybe it would ve been but at only about a uarter in I m giving it up I found Iain Lawrence s book amongst the audiobook shelves at my local library and the summary made me think it could provide a pleasant diversion while I was doing yard work or what have you Oh the promise was there But then Ron Keith the narrator opened his stupid mouth I swear this chuckle monkey can t eep a straight face The dude is reading about a shipwreck and deadfirst book in the trilogy I probably wouldn t have read the seuels as it s just alright
bodies floating in the surf and it sounds like he s smiling the whole time Ifloating in the surf and it sounds like he s smiling the whole time I actually hear a grin Seriously he sounds too damn happy to be reading somber stuff I now this book is meant for a younger audience It has a Treasure Island feel to it Nonetheless when a freakin serious scene comes along Mr Narrator Ass Man try to sound a little less like Santy Fuckin Claus distributing joy to the fucking worldKeith needs to stick to children s books This sample of The Wind in the Willows is a good example of his proper place hate giving up on books but I new this one would grate on me the whole way through so it had to go Better that than make myself miserable and by proxy my wife She hates it when I force myself to read annoying shitRating I m not rating this one because I didn t finish it and besides it wouldn t be fair to Lawrence Lord nows he s not to blame for the bloody awful narration Reads like a classic but easier at that Good for anyone looking for adventure and a teenage hero boy This book is pretty average I guessed the puppet master halfway through the book but then again my guess about Mawgan was COMPLETELY wrong So good job to the author for that Sometimes a nation s economy is so poor it relies on thievery Somalia is notorious for piracy to bring money to its people Iain Lawrence takes a look at a different sort of piracy that of wrecking ships to loot them Using false lights the people who live on the isl. R shore They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes Most never uestioned their murderous way of lifeTh. ,
I m torn about this book It was certainly adventurous and exciting but the subject matter was SO DARK and the people were SO EVIL Wreckers deliberately lighting signals to make a ship crash on the rocks and then deliberately illing any survivors this is a level of depravity so deep that I found horrifying and haunting I really wouldn t have wanted to read this as a child nor will I recommend it to my children Thankfully there is a satisfying ending and some heroic and likeable characters but overall
This Book Was Way Toobook was way too I ve read other reviewers using this for 5th grade I think the violence is way too heavy for that age there s a man who s had his tongue cut out a
man gets agets a driven into him men are set on fire etc This makes Treasure Island seem tame Maybe children who think they are immortal wouldn t be as horrified as I was but when I think of an entire community causing shipwrecks and then murdering any survivors the callous cold hearted greed turns my stomach That said though it s a gripping exciting tale I wasn t a fan of this one Best One in the Trilogy The Wreckers Book 1I didn t expect to like the book I did How s that for a review in one sentence But seriously Iain does a great job of eeping you guessing about what s REALLY going on with the wreckers You sympathize with John s lack of trust and hesitate with him in making decisions Some things I expected but others were a surprise The writing is easy to read being appropriate for its intended audience and while this isn t a story or series to get super wrapped up in it s still an engaging nice story Yes there are nautical terms but this doesn t detract from the story Either you love nautical books and will be able to follow with no issue or you can accept that they are talking about different parts of the ship either you ll care and look them up or you won t and you ll eep reading Regardless the story moves along fine without getting caught up in the terms especially since this story largely takes place on land4 stars The Smugglers Book 2Even though this is book 2 in the High Seas Trilogy it can absolutely stand alone Actually every book in the series stands alone There may be a thing or two that ties over from a previous work but nothing that affects the ease of reading the story or would cause confusion I didn t find this story as engaging as The Wreckers Again parts were obvious but even what wasn t guess able just wasn t as well executed Still enjoyable and appropriate for the target audience35 stars The Buccaneers Book 3This is definitely my least favorite in There was once a village bred by evil On the barren coast of Cornwall England lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks a community who lured storm tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of thei.