The Sea-Hawk

The Sea-Hawk Review

Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped the English defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his ruthless half-brother and seeks refuge in the Middle East, where he takes on a new role as a Barbary pirate....

Title:The Sea-Hawk
Edition Language:English

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    The Sea-Hawk Reviews

  • Nancy

    Rafael Sabatini! Oh, this generation doesn't even KNOW. This is a classic swashbuckling novel by the author of Captain Blood, and it is deliciously over the top. Handsome, powerful Oliver Tressilian, ...

  • Rachel Teng

    Sabatini seems so far to have a pattern to his writing. His stories stop when the hero has his happy ending and justice has been delivered to his villains, i.e., actual scumbags for whom there is very...

  • Pranta Ghosh Dastider

    Sometimes roots of all evil lies within mankind, equally as a species. I won't say anything but that, because I try to respect both men and women equally, but ... Well, read the story and you shall...

  • Dfordoom

    I have a bit of a weakness for swashbuckling tales of adventure, and I think it’s fair to say that the greatest writer of such stories in the English language was Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950). And Th...

  • Gary Hoggatt

    I first came to Rafael Sabatini through his excellent 1922 pirate novel Captain Blood, and then read his fine 1921 swashbuckling tale, Scaramouche. Continuing this journey through Sabatini's novels, I...

  • Ana

    Having already read two of Sabatini's previous works, Captain Blood and Scaramouche, this book was enjoyable but really predictable (view spoiler)[(its hero is a falsely-condemned man who becomes a sl...

  • Laura

    Buddy read with Bettie, Hayes (?) and Wanda.Page 75:Sakr-el-Bahr, the hawk of the sea, the scourge of the Mediterranean and the terror of Christian Spain lay prone on the heights of Cape Spartel.This ...

  • Mina Soare

    'Tis a wonder that one so cunning could have a brother so stupid. In the end this book has an original star-point for Oliver's character - that is, for his wit, his intelligence and cunning, pretty gr...

  • John

    Rafael Sabatini is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. The Sea Hawk is the 2nd book I've read of his and it's already one of my favorite books of all time. I look forward to reading many more of...

  • David

    It's been quite a while since I saw the Errol Flynn movie that I remember very little beyond the galley slaves rowing and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's memorable score, but I would be willing to bet on my...