Prisoners of the sea: a romance of the seventeenth century ( 1897) by Florence Morse Kingsley
Review by Jack Baillot
If you have any doubts about how much I love this book I will just say this. The main character’s name is Henri Baillot. I commandeered his last name for my pen-name. I read this book about three or four years ago and have read it about five or so times since. I love the story, full of unexpected events and adventures, and I love Baillot. The ending was wonderful, nothing I was expecting. The story is about five shipwrecked people who end up on a mysterious island that was recently inhabited though everyone now has mysteriously vanished. While on the island, Baillot is kidnapped and taken to England. he is determined to get back to his friends and runs into pirates along the way while being chased by the English who thinks he is someone terribly important. But who? I highly recommend this wonderful book.
Florence Morse Kingsley was an American author of popular fiction.