Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
This is a very odd novel.
The 3/4 of it that follows what is known of Captain Morgan's life, and his rise from cabin boy through the sailor's ranks, is interesting and an enjoyable read.
On the other hand, the quarter of it that is a melodramatic tale of his search for his brother has the feel of another novel altogether, and a less interesting one.
There was also too much narration via flashback for my taste. With the start of every new chapter I'd expect another bout of it, and was rarely disappointed. It got a bit monotonous.
On the up side: pirates!
(Note: I won an ARC on Library Thing.)