Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My first novel - E-Published

Otto and the Hunt for Mal Goue



You’re commanding a tall ship on the ocean, with the greatest naval captain in the fleet hot on your tail. He has a bigger ship, which is faster, with more guns and a seasoned pirate crew. They’re closing fast! He has been sailing the high seas for over thirty years, more than twice your age, your men are staring at you, waiting for you to tell them what to do next. What do you do?




This is but one of the dilemmas facing young Otto DeGraff in Otto and the Hunt for Mal Goue, the story of a young boy from humble beginnings, who escapes an arranged marriage, becomes a stowaway on a battleship and unknowingly stumbles into the biggest act of treason in the history of the Dutch East India Company. The novel is set during the grand era of the high seas, at the height of the Dutch East India Company, when tall ships sailed the ocean, men made their living on the high seas and pirates terrified even the bravest of souls.



Otto faces insurmountable obstacles in his quest to find Mal Goue, the mythical artifact that turns dirt into gold and will ultimately save his family. Along the way Otto has to use his cunning, strength and nerve to overcome the cast of scoundrels including Mr. Landseer, the corrupt magistrate, the Pirate King and the treasonous Captain Vanderzee. In the exciting climax, Otto has to face his fears and his toughest adversary in a stunning sword dual to save his life and the lives of his crew.


To order the book - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/144126

1 comment:

  1. Review by: Brian Jasmann on April 10, 2012 :
    Lots of adventure and life lessons from a boy who was determined to make his own choices in life, escaped the arranged marriage and spell of his family beliefs. An excellent lesson for kids to face challenges, develop strength and create a winning attitude
    (reviewed within a month of purchase)

    Review by: tracy easton on April 03, 2012 :
    Great book! Fast paced, good cliffhangers at the end of chapters making it great reading at bedtime.I read this to my 5 year old daughter and my 7 year old son. They are ready for a sequel! The kids loved the pirates and that the hero was a little clumsy!

    There is a small mention of a sea monster my kids thought was funny. See if you can find it! lol

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