An exciting young adult historical novel based on the true story of Captain Bligh leading his sailors to safety after the mutiny on the Bounty.Sixteen-year-old John Hallet was on board the ill-fated Bounty when Fletcher Christian and others of the crew staged the mutiny against Captain Bligh. Cast adrift in a small boat in wild and dangerous seas, Hallet tells the remarkable story of how Bligh led the sailors who were loyal to him to safety.This story is interspersed with a fictionalised account of the events that led up to the mutiny on the Bounty. Historically accurate and well-researched, Sea of Mutiny is a revisionist look at Bligh.He has gone down in history as sadistic and cruel. But award-wining writer Ken Catran portrays Bligh as a victim of the British class system and his own flawed decison making.At the same time as being a fascinating historical read, this is an exciting plot-driven novel about massive sea voyages in treacherous conditions in overcrowded, overladen ships. It's classic Ken Catran fare - ideal for male readers.
Used availability for Ken Catran's Sea of Mutiny
2005 : New Zealand Paperback
December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition