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On Stranger Tides epub ebook

by Tim Powers

On Stranger Tides epub ebook

Author: Tim Powers
Category: Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Subterranean; Reprint edition (April 28, 2008)
Pages: 280 pages
ISBN: 1596061677
ISBN13: 978-1596061675
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 647
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On Stranger Tides is a 1987 historical fantasy novel by American writer Tim Powers. It was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and placed second in the annual Locus poll for best fantasy novel.

On Stranger Tides is a 1987 historical fantasy novel by American writer Tim Powers. On Stranger Tides takes place during the Golden Age of Piracy. It features real historical figures like Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, and Woodes Rogers alongside fictional ones, as actors in the fictional John Chandagnac's quest to reclaim his inheritance and rescue an Englishwoman

Tim Powers - On Stranger Tides Series -. (Fantasy, Adventure ) Aboard the Vociferous Carmichael, puppeteer John Chandagnac is sailing toward Jamaica to claim his stolen birthright from an unscru.

Tim Powers - On Stranger Tides Series -. Well, it turns out - neither of 'em knew it at the time, though probably a few of the old bocors knew it, and certainly the Carib Indians before that - it turns out that big-yield resurrection magic has to be done at sea. Something to do with a relationship between blood and sea water, I understand.

The qualities I most admire in him intelligence, narrative sparkle, great dialogue, speculative imagination, and emotional power.

On Stranger Tides book. Wine Pairing The vintage Tim Powers is a truly unique palate cleanser: it takes traditional historical figures and places them within the realm of the supernatural, all the while remaining true to their documented history. This fine wine takes the known and boldly combines it with the unknown: a marvelous feat!.

On Stranger Tides is a Fantasy novel by Tim Powers. And for the love of beautiful, magically imperiled Beth Hurwood, Shandy will set sail on even stranger tides, following the savage, ghost-infested pirate king, Blackbeard, and a motley crew of the living and the dead to the cursed nightmare banks of the fabled Fountain of Youth.

On Stranger Tides is a novel written by Tim Powers. Published in 1987, it was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and placed second in the annual Locus poll for best fantasy novel. Although Ron Gilbert has been widely quoted that the Monkey Island video game series was inspired by the Disneyland attraction Pirates of the Caribbean, he stated in a blog that the ride was mainly his inspiration for the ambience of the series, while his true inspiration was Tim Powers' On Stranger Tides.

On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers Earthquake Weather. First published in the United States of America in 1988 by Subterranean Press

On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers. TIM POWERS is the author of several acclaimed works of speculative fiction. His books have won both the World Fantasy and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Awards, twice. First published in the United States of America in 1988 by Subterranean Press.

Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of. -Washington Post Tim Powers is a. . -Washington Post Tim Powers is a brilliant writer. William Gibson The remarkable Tim Powers-who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare-brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference. Nominated for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, On Stranger Tides is the book that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides-non-stop, breathtaking fiction from the genius imagination that conceived Last Call, Expiration Date, and Three Days to Never. Sci-fi & Fantasy Fantasy.

On Stranger Tides is Tim Powers's great Disneyland ride through pirates, puppeteers, treasure, and thrill a minute action that carries on from page one.
Reviews (7)
Ochach
First off, this isn't a novelization of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Quite the opposite: the basic plot of Powers' book was used for the movie, and while I haven't watched the film yet, I feel like giving it a shot to see how they compare.

Powers can be uneven at time, trying to balance out a fast-paced thriller with the historical settings and high concepts he so loves, but here he succeeds on all counts with the story of John Chandagnac, a man who's ship is hijacked by pirates while en route to Jamaica. Because he was one of those who fought back, Chandagnac has the choice of either being killed or joining the crew of buccaneers, which he does under the name of Jack Shandy. He is then roped into an insane quest by Blackbeard the pirate to find the Fountain of Youth so that Blackbeard might become the immortal king of the New World. Along the way, Shandy falls in love with Elizabeth Hurwood, daughter of one of Blackbeard's confederates, Benjamin Hurwood, and a victim of a horrifying occult scheme.

There's no shortage of swashbuckling adventure as Shandy is forced to aid Blackbeard and Hurwood, then fights to stop them and save Elizabeth. The result is easily a match for Johnny Depp's onscreen adventures, and as always, Powers presents a fascinating theory behind how the strange magics and the Fountain of Youth operate, and how they impact and are impacted by the shifting eras of history. Definitely a book to try.

Celace
This book was the basis of the fourth of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. On the one hand, it's surprising they took so long to notice it--this was originally published in 1987. On the other hand, Powers doesn't write the same thing over and over, and this is his only "pirates of the Caribbean" novel.

Also, the movie is based very loosely on the book.

John Chandagnac is the son of a French puppeteer, who eventually left his father's business to become an accountant with an English merchant company. He's on his way to the Caribbean to track down his uncle, Sebastian, who cheated his father of his rightful inheritance when the ship, Vociferous Carmichael, is attacked by pirates. It's not long before he's pressed into pirate service, and renamed Jack Shandy.

And not long after that, working with the most famous pirate of all: Blackbeard.

Vodun, or voodoo, magic is a big part of this story, with dire consequences for quite a few people Jack comes to care about. On his trip out, he'd met Elizabeth Hurwood and her father, Benjamin, who turns out to have really dire plans for her. Hurwood's partner in magic, Leo Friend, has his own terrible plans for Elizabeth.

So does Blackbeard.

Jack at least wants to have better plans for her.

If he can outwit three powerful magicians.

The plot takes many interesting twists and turns, and Jack finds some very unexpected use for his puppetry skills.

This is, as always with Powers, smart, well-written, creative, clever, and thoughtful. The characters keep surprising the reader in ways that are utterly plausible and convincing. Powers also never fails to do his research, giving the novel an overall depth and reality that just can't be counted on in freewheeling historical fantasy.

I loved it.

Highly recommended.

I bought this audiobook.

Ariseym
Let's start with, "I love to read Tim Powers novels!" That said, this is a terrific adventure. If you have seen the movie, just know that this is not the same. Tim wrote this book based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. How do I know this? He told me, silly. Yes, I have met him on several occasions. No, he still doesn't remember my name.

Originally published in 1988, the book is, of course, not written about Captain Jack Sparrow, nor about the other characters in the movies. The main character - OK, let's call him the protagonist - is John Chandagnac. The story starts with him making his way by ship to fight for his inheritance. Of course, the ship is attacked by pirates. In order to survive, he manages to convince them he wants to be a pirate, which lands him in a new place, surrounded by strangers who have renamed him Jack Shandy.

He manages to survive, elevate his position at a faster than usual pace, and fall in love before completing his fantastic adventures.

I recommend this book highly.

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