From a Blood-Red Sea: The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins

From A Blood-Red Sea
The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins

By Paul Brown
Superelastic Single Shot eBook
Longer than a magazine article
Shorter than a full-length book
12,000 words = approx 70 mins reading time

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From A Blood-Red Sea

From a Blood-Red Sea is the incredible true story of US sailor Daniel Collins, who was shipwrecked and then attacked by pirates during his first – and last – voyage as a merchant seaman, in the winter of 1824. His extraordinary escape and his epic journey to find a way home represent one of the most remarkable survival stories ever told.

From the cover: “Daniel Collins sailed out of Wiscasset, Maine, for Matanzas, Cuba, in November 1824. It was his first voyage as a merchant seaman, and it would also be his last. His ship, the Betsey, was wrecked in a terrible storm, and Collins and his crewmates were left adrift in a leaking lifeboat, in shark-infested waters, a hundred miles from land.”

“After a torturous few days with no water or provisions, they reached a remote island, where they were brutally attacked by a savage band of pirates. Collins was horribly injured, but he escaped, alone, through water ‘colored with blood’. Then, with astonishing courage and determination, Collins began an epic journey across land and sea in a desperate effort to escape from the pirates, to reach civilization, and to find a way home.”

“For fans of The Revenant and In the Heart of the Sea, From a Blood-Red Sea is one of the most remarkable survival stories ever told.”

Read an extract on Medium.

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Also available

Sins Dyed In Blood
The Lost Pirate of Blackbeard’s Golden Age

By Paul Brown
Superelastic Single Shot eBook
Longer than a magazine article
Shorter than a full-length book
12,000 words = approx 70 mins reading time

Available now: Amazon UK Amazon US Worldwide

Sins Dyed In Blood

From the cover: “Edward Robinson was a British pirate who sailed with Blackbeard during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, local legend says he fled to sea after slitting a man’s throat and dumping the body in the river. Robinson crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean and the Americas, where he lived under a black flag, attacking ships, plundering gold, and murdering those who got in his way. In 1718, he was captured and sentenced to death by hanging in Charleston, South Carolina. “You caused your terror to be on all that haunt the sea,” his Judge told him, “and your sins are dyed in blood.” Almost 300 years later, Robinson has been virtually forgotten, and his story obscured by pirate myths and clichés. Was he really a murderous sea-robber, and did he deserve his brutal fate? Paul Brown retraces Robinson’s voyages on a quest to uncover the true swashbuckling story of the Newcastle Pirate.”

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Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football and history. Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard etc. Latest book: Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans. Twitter: @paulbrownUK

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