Song of the Day: Save Yourself by Stabbing Westward
In A Kiss in the Wind (release date March 26th!), pirate captain Blade Tyburn engages in not one, but two sea battles. Really, what’s a pirate adventure without some live action? However, did you know that pirates often avoided going into battle?
Sure, pirates are known for their pillaging, plundering and rioting. But when chasing down ships under sail, pirates preferred tactical strategy over a blood-fest.
Once the pirates spotted a potential prize, they shadowed the quarry, following them for hours, and sometimes even days. They did this to determine several things—what country the ship sailed under, where the ship was headed, how fast could she sail, and was the vessel well-armed. How did they determine all this? By being bad ass, of course. These men made it their business to be experienced in the seas they prowled, became knowledgeable of…
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