Neither Officers Nor Gentlemen

A Fiction of Piracy + Plunder

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
223 Pages
Reviewed on 09/16/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Neither Officers Nor Gentlemen: A Fiction of Piracy + Plunder is a work of fiction in the historical, adventure, and action sub-genres, and was penned by author Jake Lanum. The work is intended for mature readers as it does contain some use of explicit language, scenes of a sexual nature, references to violence, and depictions of slavery. A maritime adventure set in the golden age of privateers, Wilhelm “Will” Geier joins Captain Drake’s crew on a voyage of discovery, only to find there’s so much more to surviving at sea and in wild lands than he could ever have imagined. So begins a fantastic and fascinating tale of piracy and the search for gold and glory.

Author Jake Lanum has crafted an excellent and highly engrossing work that is sure to please fans of action and adventure fiction everywhere. The historical setting is solidly woven into the novel and ever-present in the detailed descriptions, exciting atmosphere, and the dialogue and narrative presentation of every character. As such, this makes the reader feel like they’re right at Will’s shoulder, discovering the world of the privateers with him, so fans seeking a truly immersive experience will not be disappointed. One of the other aspects which I found very impressive was the dynamism and almost cinematic feel of the action scenes, which showed gritty realism and the darker side of pirate life. Overall, I would highly recommend Neither Officers Nor Gentlemen to fans of historical pirate stories that suck you in and take you along for the ride.