It was a
dim night, with a quarter moon that was rarely visible between the thick
clouds. Still, I could hardly believe how close we were getting to the
enemy. Then, as we rowed forward, my oar struck something solid in the
water, making a sharp scraping sound. Middlewych immediately whispered for
us to lie on our oars, and the boat carried on drifting forward. We all
waited, ears straining into the silence, for any indication that the noise
had aroused suspicion in the Danish line. Silence lay deep and
the shipwreck in Powder Monkey, Sam Witchall joins a warship that
sets out to fight the Danish. But when heís framed for being a coward during
a fight, along with his friend Richard, heís sent on a ship to Sydney, where
all sorts of people who have broken the law, but arenít put to death, go.
And when things start to get rough there, he and Richard escape into a
wilderness filled with savages to try and find a way out of Sydney, and safe
Prison Ship is a great sequel to Powder Monkey. This book
captured me completely and I couldnít put it down. Exciting and suspenseful,
it keeps you in all the way. Thereís lots of action, a little violence and a
whole lot of adventure. I think it would be a great book for people who like
a thrill. The characters in the story are realistic and remind you of how
cruel the world was in that time. The fight scenes are so full of detail
that you could imagine them in your head. If thereís another book in the
Adventures of Sam Witchall I canít wait to read it.
I give Prison Ship 5 stars and would recommend this series to anyone
who liked The Pirates of the Caribbean or to kids 12 and up.