Sebastian Darke : Prince of Pirates by Phillip Caveney
One of the things I like about my job is that every now and then I get asked to read a little bit of nonsense that is simply fun to read. No deep and meaningful symbolism, no literary pretensions, just an action packed adventure that is meant to remind the reader that reading is fun.
There is apparently a whole series of adventures about Sebastian, but this is the only one I have read. In this book our hero is heading out to find a lost pirate treasure, but of course all kinds of things get in the way. And therein lies the fun.
This is a traditional page turner with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. It is nearly 400 pages long, and that might be a little daunting for some young readers, but once they get started they will find that the story flies by.
Hopefully there will be an ebook edition available.