Friday, March 5, 2010

Pirates of the Narrow Seas 2 : Men of Honor Coming Soon

Captain Peter Thorton, Sallee rover, and his lover, Shakil bin Nakih set out on a quest to rescue the mad duke, Henrique, Duke of Coimbra, the man who wants to be king of Portugal. Shakil disguises himself to slip into the Spanish stronghold of Sebta, and with a Spanish fleet hot on their heels, Thorton, Shakil, and Henrique flee for their lives—only to run smack into the arms of the British navy.

Arrested for desertion and sodomy, Thorton is obliged to surrender his arms and give his parole and serve as a lieutenant aboard the Ajax under the dour and proper Captain Ebenezer Horner. His former friend, Lt. Roger Perry, becomes his worst enemy. He is harassed and taunted, in spite of his victories at sea.

Thorton's Sallee friends do not abandon him. Captain Tangle comes to his rescue, but the redoubtable corsair meets his match in the steely Captain Horner. Determined to do his duty and turn Thorton over for trial before the notorious homophobe, Admiral Walters, Horner must keep the impetuous Turk at bay even when being menaced by the Spanish who are bent on revenge against them all.

Men of Honor carries on the tradition of nautical derring-do in exotic and colorful locations, written by a tall ship sailor and internationally acclaimed poet, M. Kei.

Due to the terms of the contract with Bristlecone Pine Press, the e-book publisher that is publishing all three books, PoNS 2 is no longer available for free on this site. It will be available in print from and in a variety of e-book formats from on or about March 22.


  1. The PONS ebooks don't seem to be available from Bristlecone Pine Press - I've just checked...


  2. Bristlecone Pine Press was delayed, so they were not released on time. I have just signed off on the proof of the ebook for The Sallee Rovers, so it will appear shortly and percolate through Kindle, Applestore, etc, after that. PoNS 2 and 3 are scheduled to appear through the summer, with the PoNS 2 now having a tentative release date of June 15, and PoNS 3 having a tentative release date of August 15 for ebooks. PoNS 1 and 2 are already available in print, and PoNS 3 will be appearing shortly. A press release will go out when the dust has settled and the dates are firm.