All Reviews

“William Westbrook hooks you from the first page with accurate detail, a fast-paced plot, intriguing characters, and a genuine understanding of sailors and the sea. No doubt about it, this is the stuff of a new Hornblower. Napoleon had best beware.”
— Robert N. Macomber, award-winning author of the Honor Series of naval thrillers.
“The Bermuda Privateer is a rousing saga that kept me turning the pages. Finding treachery on land and blazing at sea and also facing nature’s worst, Nicholas Fallon stands the test. William Westbrook has struck gold with his first release.”
— Michael Aye, author of Pyrate and the Fighting Anthony series.
“Like riding the high crests and deep troughs of a stormy sea. The Bermuda Privateer leaves readers gripping the edge of their seats with little time to catch their breath. From a secret alliance to treasure-laden ships bound for the enemy, Nicholas Fallon and his crew…battle a maniacal pirate and traitorous allies, while forging friendships in unlikely places.”
— Cindy Valler, Editor of Pirates and Privateers
“William Westbrook is not afraid of action, and he is not afraid of blood, history or politics. He is also prepared to tackle seamanship and geography, love and sex. The Bermuda Privateer has all these delights in plenty, and leaves the reader calling out for more. A great maiden voyage!”
— Jan Needle, author of the William Bentley Sea Novels and many more naval stories and books of nautical fiction.
“An action-packed insight into one of the most fascinating, deadly and captivating predators of the sea – the privateer. Nicholas Fallon promises to be an original and charismatic newcomer to the genre – and one of the most engaging.”
— Paul Byers, writer and director, who writes the Nathan Peake novels under the name Seth Hunter.
“Well done. An exciting tale.”
— James L. Nelson, author of the Norsemen Saga, the Revolution at Sea series, and many other naval fiction and non-fiction books.
Bill Westbrook takes you to sea, and puts you right in the middle of an emotional roller coaster ride of a story. The narrative features America’s early entrepreneurial spirit, the importance of loyalty and the reliance on gut instinct to make vital decisions with unknown consequences. Once you start reading The Bermuda Privateer you won’t put it down. It would have been an honor to sail with these heroes who faced incredible odds at every turn.
— Gary Jobson, America’s Cup Hall of Fame
All sea stories should tell you something new and The Bermuda Privateer meets that criteria in spades. Fast paced and covering an area new to me, I was enthralled by the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of the Caribbean, the cockpit of so much action over several centuries. There are battles and conspiracies galore, with engaging characters and thrilling actions, added to romance and an element I have never before encountered and one I have to leave you to find out. I encourage you to do so.
— David Donachie, author of the John Pearce novels and the Privateersman Mysteries.