fiction fantasy historical science fiction adventurous challenging informative medium-paced

815 pages | first published 2005

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In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous priz...
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Summary of 876 reviews

Moods

adventurous 100%
funny 63%
informative 63%
challenging 36%
dark 27%
tense 27%
emotional 18%
inspiring 18%
lighthearted 18%
mysterious 18%
reflective 18%
sad 18%
hopeful 9%
relaxing 9%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 36%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 33% | Plot: 33% | Character: 16% | N/A: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20%

Average rating

4.18

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