Dead Calm, Bone Dry By Eddie Jones

Dead Calm, Bone Dry (Dry Bones Publishing, 2017)

If you were forced to sail with pirates . . .
captured and tried for piracy . . .
and sentenced to hang . . .
would you trade your body to the crew of the “Flying Dutchman” in order to save your soul? Ricky did. Some dead men DO tell tales. And there is stolen treasure in this pirate story.

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Last winter Ricky Bradshaw was another gangly freshman hoping to fit in — or at least not get picked on — and maybe catch the attention of Becky Nance, a girl in his biology class. Except sometimes Ricky “zones out” in class because he has absence seizures. If you’ve never heard of absence seizures, that’s okay. A lot of people haven’t. Ricky’s teachers are a lot of those people.

And that’s what happened to Ricky last Christmas Eve: he had an episode and ended up in pirate land. When Dead Calm, Bone Dry begins, Ricky is on his way to be tried for piracy. In the ship’s brig he is about to learn that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse. Like sailing to . . . Well, we best let Ricky tell the account. It is his story, after all.

Recent Reader Comments

“I did not read the first book but this one was fun and engaging! I will definitely have my son read it he loves fiction and this is right up his lane!” – William

“This was different in a good way. I would say I think I enjoyed Shakespeare more than Ricky overall but that’s just me and I loved the absurdity of his comments to Ricky back and forth etc. This is worth checking out!” – David

“I consider myself a reasonably imaginative person, but I would not have imagined exploring the issue of sudden seizures in this way. It’s wonderfully inventive. Well-written humor balances what would otherwise be a very heavy topic. Yarrr! A hallucination of William Shakespeare as a personal secretary who might also be a ghost? Love it. A discussion of creepy clams that eat through wooden pirate ships like giant worms? Love it. I recommend just letting go and running with the narrative. It flows. Befitting of the Bard, some threads do end in tragedy. But our protagonist’s adventures ultimately leave us with a thought-provoking tale of family (and yes, pirates).” – Matthew

Parents can trust the Caribbean Chronicles Series. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values and a wee little bit of humor. 🙂

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