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Thomas Nelson Isle of Fire

Brace yourself for a thrilling high-seas adventure and dare to set sail for the Isle of Fire. "A great explosion rocked the crowded harbor. The ferocious blaze engulfed ship after ship expanding the circle of destruction in mere heartbeats. The fire rain had been unleashed." As Cat's memory returns, he realizes that he has lived two very different lives. Now he must choose whether to return to the ways of his notorious father and join the evil Merchant, or defy the Merchant and risk his life to save his friends. The best-selling Isle of Swords adventure continues in Isle of Fire as ancient mariners rise from legend and cut an all-too-real swath of destruction across the Atlantic. The newly formed Wolf Fleet scours the Caribbean; hunting the pirates they once called comrades. And in the pitiless winds of a monstrous hurricane, whole fleets will be blasted apart and devoured.
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Customer Reviews for Isle of Fire
Review 1 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Does Thorn Live??

Date:December 29, 2011
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Winterbane
Location:Oregon
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Whatever happened to Captain Thorn and his crew? Some say that he cannot be killed, but is that just foolish superstition or fact? Only in the Isle of Fire can this truth be found! Wayne Thomas Batson takes you on another stormy sea adventure with navel battles beyond compare! Does the British fleet have what it takes to track down "The Sea Wolf" or will they falter and will the pirates rule the seas? The Isle of Fire is another high see adventure and answers questions that The Isle of Swords left hanging.
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Review 2 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 10, 2011
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bookworm7
Such a fun series--a great alternative to some of the questionable content in Pirates of the Caribbean. Strong characters, driving plot, would make an excellent film. Highly recommended for readers of all ages (make this one a family read-aloud!)
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Review 3 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Isle of Fire

Date:December 14, 2010
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Manny
Location:Kansas
Age:Under 18
Gender:female
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This book is better than the first (Isle of Swords)! Filled with Cat's memory coming back, a hilarious french man, black powder (Kablewee!), hard decisions, interesting questions (two of them to be exact), the defeat of an almost undefeatable blood thirsty "merchant",and much, much, much more great stuff. This book is one that can't be missed. Take your chance and read it!
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Review 4 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 21, 2010
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Teenage Writer
Captain Declan Ross thought it was over. Much of the treasure was recovered, and now he and his crew are working for England, recruiting pirates from the high seas.But Thorne isn't dead. He's planning revenge, using a forgotten people, decendants of the vicious Vikings--and he plans to turn England into an isle of horror and fire. His greatest ally is the mysterious Merchant, a ruthless and cunning person that has been haunting the western world for years. Captain Ross is the only hope England has--and England's king has betrayed him for the treasure.This book was amazing. It didn't seem to have as much 'point' in the plot as Isle of Swords did (like the treasure), but nonetheless, it was another rollicking adventure from Wayne Thomas Batson. I highly recommend this for anyone, even if you don't like pirate stories. Trust me, this is no ordinary 'pirate story'.
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Review 5 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 30, 2010
I just finished reading Isle Of Fire and it was as exciting as the first book. Good adventure for middle school readers. Some references to scripture but mostly an exciting pirate adventure. There's battle scenes, sword fights and open sea battles but nothing too graphic that make it gory.
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Review 6 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 1, 2010
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Leighton
Another book by Wayne Thomas Batson, this book is the second book of a 2 book series. The first is Isle of Swords. I recommend both for all readers 7 and up. The book follows Scottish pirate Declan Ross, his daughter, a monk, and a young man named Cat among other important characters.Whom do they face? Bartholomew Thorne and the most evil band of cutthroats ever to sail the main. Descended from the Vikings of old they will stop at nothing to conquer Britain and destroy life as it was. Can Declan Ross prevent their cunning webs of strategy spun over centuries? Or will London burn?
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Review 7 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 24, 2010
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Scif1Author
Bartholomew Thorne has escaped and joins up with the dreaded Vikings, who have developed a new weapon of fire. Cat joins up with a band of priests, along with Anne, that are after the deadly Merchant, while Captain Declan Ross tries to stop Thorne and the Vikings.
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Review 8 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 7, 2010
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Noah Arsenault
Isle of Fire is an adventurous pirate fiction, the sequel to Isle of Swords. It displays many moral themes, with great plot precision. Declan Ross and his daughter, Anne have teamed up with Commodore Blake to hire his pirate friends to help hunt down the enemy pirates, including Bartholomew Thorne, who has escaped his prison. Cat is asked to join the Brethren's quest against the dreaded Merchant, and accepts, and gives Anne the opportunity to join him on the sea. She is given permission by Declan, and they track the Merchant to the Isla Secreta, his hideout. Meanwhile, Thorne has sailed to the Raukar tribe, an ancient surviving Viking clan. He enlists their aid and their fiery cannons, which no one could have been prepared for. He sets their fleet out for an attack on England, which Declan has picked up a rumor about. Declan warns his friends and they set out to disrupt Thorn's plans.
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Review 9 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 3, 2010
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Jett Green
This is one of the best diversion from the regular world that I have ever read. In this masterpiece of writing, Bartholomew Thorne, notorious pirate, is discovered to be alive by none other than Declan Ross, Cat, and Anne. However, this time, Thorne is after not only treasure. He seeks revenge, and the only way to get it is burning down London, capital of England. But Thorne will need help from the infamous Merchant, a dealer of the Black Market. Bartholomew Thorne will also need to enlist the Raukar, the only remaining believers in the Ancient Norse War God. With the Merchant and the Raukar, Thorne will easily pummel London. But will Cat, Anna, Ross, and several other former pirates, have the power and courage to stop him? The characters are all divided: Ross hunting Thorne, Anna and Cat hunting the Merchant and his associates, and Commodore Blake is helping Lady Dolphin discover her true identity. But will even the Commodore be able to do that? Fore the new king of England, who doesnt even speak English, is degrading the Commodore off of the lies of a different commander.This book is completely and totally breathtaking, littered with betrayal, violence, cannons, exploding fire, hurricanes all the essential elements of a good book.
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Review 10 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 2, 2010
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Book Lover
With most of the characters from Isle of Swords, you will be thrown back to the sea.In this book life for the crew of the Bruce and Cat is looking up, Thorne is dead, and the wolf fleet is running beautify.But is life THAT easy?In this book Cat is worried that he is like his father, and with the brethren asking Cat to do a dangerous mission that could kill him can he deal with it all?Will everyone join Rosss Wolf fleet?Who is this new villain the Merchant?Is Thorne still alive?Who is this boy named Hopper?Wayne Thomas Batson has a way with his books that you wont be sure of what will happen next.Mr. Batson is the only author that I know who can put Pirates and Vikings in one book. What is that? You have to read it to find out.Over all Wayne Thomas Batson did a great job making the sequel fit with the first book Isle of Swords. Yet so much different that you have no clue what will happen next!
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Review 11 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 10, 2010
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Madeline
This sequel to the adventure of Declan Ross picks up where Isle of Swords left off. This time around, the crew of "good" pirates are pitted once again not only against Bartholomew Thorne, who has made alliances with a powerful Viking tribe, but against a being called simply the Merchant - the epitome of evil, living hundreds of years but still mortal. Meanwhile, Cat battles against his own identity as Thorne's son and becomes captain of one of Ross' ships, with boisterous Anne as first mate. Together with Ross' memorable crew, the Dominican monks, and with a British naval captain thrown into the mix, the main characters battle to overcome the Merchant, all the while fending off Thorne and his deadly fire rain. Batson still manages to add hilarious comic relief amidst the intense naval battling and high-seas hijinks. The height of the story is Cat and Anne's almost deadly face-off with the Merchant in his conch-shell lair. A wonderful, satisfying sequel to the amazingly popular Isle of Swords.
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Review 12 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 8, 2010
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Benjamin Ousley
Wayne Batson is back with his sequel to Isle of Swords, Isle of Fire, his best book in his pirate duology. With tons of action, piratey humor, and twists noone could see, this book is an incredible book for all!
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Review 13 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:January 2, 2010
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Noah C
This is a great book that everyone should read!It is not as exciting as Isle of Swords, in my opinion, but still a great book!
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Review 14 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 15, 2009
In this sequel to the Isle of Swords our favorite characters think Thorne is dead, but his he? Cat is not so sure. Mr.Ross and his daughter are still pirates, but now they are working for the government? They even have made friends with an pirate hunter, so are the adventures over? Nay! The merchant raises his ugly head, and hate filled heart. And the secret it out, Cat's father is Thorne! Don't miss getaways, sword fighting and suspense as it holds the attention like few other books do.
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Review 15 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 9, 2009
Isle of Fire: Isle of Fire is a continual adventure of Cat, Anne, and Anne's father. It's such a great adventure that you wont be able to put it down while reading it! So read it and see what you think.
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Review 16 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 23, 2009
Isle of Fire is an excellent sequel to the wonderful Isle of Swords. The story does take on a more serious note than the first and packs even more edge-of-your seat action and suspense into its pages. All our favorite characters from book one are back with more besides. Don't hesitate to get this one whether you have book 1 or not. It's a great read and easy to follow even if you haven't read Isle of Swords. Remember to buckle you seat belt for this one! It is a wild ride from beginning to end.
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Review 17 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 6, 2009
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whisper
This book is EXCELLENT. Like its prequel, Isle of Swords, it is full of mystery and danger. Cliffhangers abound. The characters face underwater labyrinths, hurricanes, fire rain, and berserkers, to name a few of their challenges. The characters are unique, the plot takes several surprising twists, and the whole tale is woven together with extreme care. Please try this story; I don't think you will be disappointed!
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Review 18 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 29, 2009
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Barie
This book is amazing, simply amazing.The characters are forced to make heart-wrenching decisions as they seek to rid the world of a pirate named Bartholomew Thorne; a cruel pirate who ganged up with Vikings, and a man called The Merchant; the supplier for all evil-doers that the world has ever known.Action-packed, emotional, and down-right amazing, this book is so good that youll want to read it over and over again.
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Review 19 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 16, 2009
I wish I could give it a 10 star rating! Definitely a great book! One of my favorites. Just be sure to read "Isle of Swords" first...
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Review 20 for Isle of Fire
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:June 2, 2009
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Jeff
Completely amazing i didn't want it to ever end!!!! Its much better than the first too!
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