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Pirates of the Gorm   By: (1895-1955)

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Pirates of the Gorm, authored by Nathan Schachner, is a thrilling adventure encompassing the high seas, bustling ports, and treacherous waters. Set in the backdrop of the 18th century, this book takes readers on a captivating journey into the world of piracy, where danger lurks around every corner and brave souls must face their darkest fears.

Schachner masterfully paints a vivid picture of life as a pirate, delving into the lives of the notorious Captain Blackbeard and his menacing crew. The author skillfully weaves historical accuracy with an engrossing narrative, making the story both educational and captivating. From the customs of piracy to the techniques used during battles, the book offers an intriguing glimpse into an era long gone.

One of the highlights of Pirates of the Gorm is the attention to detail in describing the ships and their remarkable voyages. The author's rich descriptions place readers right in the heart of the action, allowing them to imagine the salty air, the creaking of wooden decks, and the adrenaline rush during intense battles. Every page is filled with excitement and suspense, ensuring that readers will be gripped until the very end.

The characters in this book are another strength worth mentioning. While the protagonist, Captain Blackbeard, is a notorious pirate, Schachner adds depth and complexity to his character, painting him as more than just a villain. The supporting characters are equally fascinating, each bringing their own unique traits and motivations to the table. Throughout the book, readers get a glimpse into the personal struggles and sacrifices made by these characters, making them relatable and compelling.

Moreover, the pacing of Pirates of the Gorm is superb. The story moves at a brisk pace, keeping readers engaged from start to finish. The author skillfully balances action-packed scenes with moments of introspection, allowing readers to breathe before diving right into another heart-pounding sequence. This makes for a compelling reading experience that is hard to put down.

While Pirates of the Gorm is surely an exhilarating adventure story, it also touches on deeper themes such as redemption, loyalty, and the consequences of one's actions. Schachner skillfully explores these concepts throughout the narrative, giving the story a layer of complexity and depth not often found in pirate tales.

In conclusion, Pirates of the Gorm is an exceptional historical adventure that brings the world of pirates to life. Nathan Schachner's storytelling prowess makes this book a must-read for fans of maritime history, swashbuckling tales, and gripping adventures. Whether you're a seasoned pirate aficionado or new to the genre, this book promises an thrilling journey that will leave you yearning for more.

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Astounding Stories May 1932. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

[Illustration: He jumped directly over the Gorm! ]

Pirates of the Gorm

By Nat Schachner

[Sidenote: The trail of vanished space ships leads Grant Pemberton to a marvellous lake of fire.]

Grant Pemberton sat up suddenly in his berth, every sense straining and alert. What was it that had awakened him in the deathly stillness of the space flier? His right hand slid under the pillow and clutched the handle of his gun. Its firm coolness was a comforting reality.

There it was again. A tiny scratching on the door as though someone was fumbling for the slide switch. Very quietly he sat, waiting, his finger poised against the trigger. Suddenly the scratching ceased, and the panel moved slowly open. A thin oblong patch glimmered in the light of the corridor beyond. Grant tensed grimly.

A hand moved slowly around the slit a hand that held a pencil ray. Even in the dim illumination, Grant noted the queer spatulate fingers. A Ganymedan! In the entire solar system only they had those strange appendages... Continue reading book >>

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