Irresistibly drawn to tales of treasure hunting, swashbuckling pirates, sailing ships, their courageous crews and the bawdy women who entertained them, I discovered “Brothers of the Sword/Children of Time” written by Michael Reisig in 2001. Envisioning a modern day Stanley McShane, off on another adventure, I witnessed my grandfather’s travels again through Reisig’s historical 17th century masted sailing craft, experiencing much of the same kind of treasure hunting in the Caribbean as did my grandfather in the South Pacific a century earlier. Fortunately for all of us, however, Reisig began fashioning his sea-worthy tales well before he retired from the sea!
The year is 1668. Englishman Trevor Holte and the audacious freebooter Clevin Greymore, sail from the Port of London for Barbados and the West Indies. They set out in search of adventure and wealth, but the challenges they encounter are beyond their wildest dreams – the brutal Spanish, ruthless buccaneers, a pirate king, the lure of Havana, and the women – as fierce in their desires as Caribbean storms.
And then, there was the gold and the emeralds – wealth beyond imagination. But some treasures outlive the men who bury them…
We come to love these raucous men, their love for each other, and their chivalrous devotion to their ladies. Reisig weaves his storytelling in such compellingly descriptive manner that even were it not your normal read, you’ll be glad for the electricity–oil’s expensive!
Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for 15 years. He is a former newspaper editor and publisher, an award-winning columnist, and a best-selling novelist. His works have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, and produced for ebooks and audio.
Reisig attended high school and college in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. After college, he relocated to the Florida Keys, established a commercial diving business, got his pilot’s license, and traveled extensively throughout the southern hemisphere, diving, treasure hunting, adventuring, and writing about his travels.
He admits that a great many of the situations and the characters in his novels are authentic, but nothing makes a great read like experience…and it doesn’t take long reading his books that you can feel the gritty power of his heroes; revel in their survival and then hold on for the ride!
With the encouragement of his friends, Reisig has republished “BROTHERS OF THE SWORD/CHILDREN OF TIME” into two books that he is calling: “Caribbean Gold – The Treasure of Tortuga,” and “Caribbean Gold – The Treasure of Time.”
If you have enjoyed Michael Reisig’s best-selling “Road To Key West” novels, you will love his new “Caribbean Gold” series, which begins with “The Treasure of Tortuga” which is due to debut in January 2015. Look for it! Buy it! Whatever your favorite genre, this is sure to excite!