Following Ancell’s Quest, one of Troubador’s best sellers, Ancell and the intrepid crew of Misty Dawn sail for South America determined to rescue the orphan children kidnapped by the merciless pirate, Laughing Jack. However, secure in his lair deep in the Amazon rainforest, Laughing Jack has plans to put an end to his foes once and for all.
But the pirates have not counted on the native skills of Inti, the Indian girl who befriends the sailors, nor the albatross, a hungry anaconda, the dolphins, the whales and even the tiny storm petrel who join the sailors in a battle that rages from the depths of the jungle to the high seas. However, when Misty Dawn is becalmed, and Laughing Jack has her at his mercy only the unpredictable killer whales, whose help is far from certain, can save the sailors. What is not in doubt is that only one ship will survive the day . . .
Ancell’s Final Battle is a fast-moving adventure tale with a loveable cast of often comical but always resolute animal sailors whose banter never ceases however dire their situation and is a heart-warming story of true friendship which will be enjoyed by children aged 9 – 14.
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