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.
"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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