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Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem

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Would you be the greatest pirate in the South China Sea or would you hang up your sword to be with the woman you love?

Malaysia, 1849. The Tigers of Mompracem are a band of rebel pirates fighting for the defense of tiny native kingdoms against the colonial powers of the Dutch and British empires. They are led by Sandokan, the indomitable "Tiger of Malaysia", and his faithful friend Yanez de Gomera, a Portuguese wanderer and adventurer. Orphaned when the British murdered his family and stole his throne, Sandokan has been mercilessly leading his men in vengeance. But when the pirate learns of the extraordinary "Pearl of Labuan" his fortunes begin to change...

Selected by Julia Eccleshare as one of the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

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Salgari dayaki Emilio Salgari (1862-1911) was a writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of Italian science fiction. He is one of Italy's most translated authors and is considered the father of Italian adventure fiction and the grandfather of the Spaghetti Western. He wrote more than 200 adventure novels and short stories, many of which are considered classics in Europe and Latin America. In 1897, he was named Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy for his contributions to popular Italian literature.

"Bought this book for my 12 year old son, and he loved it." ~Tullio Tramazaygues, Reviewer on Amazon.com, January 3, 2020

"This tale captivates the reader and sweeps him/her back in time on a whirlwind ride through storm-swept seas and lush tropical jungles inhabited by dangerous beasts. " ~ Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers

"Salgari was a prolific writer, and sometimes his prose and his fighting scenes are a bit unbelievable. However, he struck a chord: his pirates are unlike any other pirates; they have an exotic quality that is hard to match. His dialogues are full of heroism and valor, and they make you want to be there, on the deck, fighting alongside the Tiger’s crew, having the same type of adventures." ~ Mariana Ruiz, Bolivian writer for children, geekdad.com

"Swashbuckling romance crazysauce! Personally I think it's a great summer read, it was originally serialized so the chapters are fairly short and most end in some sort of cliffhanger. There are betrayals, duels, naval battles, descriptions of forests and jungles, and beaches that gave me a serious case of wanderlust." ~ Ren, smartbitchestrashybooks.com

"The Tigers of Mompracem is an unusual pirate adventure with an unusual hero. There’s action in abundance, there are exotic settings, there’s jungle adventure as well as adventure on the high seas, there’s an epic love story and I personally find the outrageously melodramatic touches to be a bonus. There’s plenty of fun to be had here. Recommended." ~ Vintage Pop Fictions

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Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem
Imprint ROH Press Classics
Published 09/30/2007
ISBN 978-0978270728
Length 272 pages
The Sandokan Series
The Tigers of Mompracem
The Mystery of the Black Jungle
The Pirates of Malaysia
The Two Tigers
The King of the Sea
Quest for a Throne
The Reckoning (forthcoming)
The Mountain of Light(forthcoming)
Troubles in Assam(forthcoming)

The Black Corsair Series
The Black Corsair
The Queen of the Caribbean
The Black Corsair's Daughter (forthcoming)

Captain Tempesta: Lady Knight


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