Ely Morgan is on a quest. He has just lost two brothers to the sea and there is chance one of them may still be alive. After receiving a cryptic letter Ely Morgan leaves behind his family including a cruel father to discover what has happened to Abraham. In the course of his adventure, Ely will be faced with plenty more cruelty and hardship while learning the ropes of a ship.
I never thought I’d say this but there was just too much history, not to mention description in Rough Passage to London. Don’t get me wrong – I love ships (and the nautical terms!) and I love history but this was just too much. After wading through all that I really didn’t care one way or the other if Ely found Abraham. Speaking of Ely – how often does his mind have to wander back to his father? I mean, in reality if we were in his place we would probably think on that a lot too but in the novel? Again too much. I think I knew the father better than I did Ely.
I should note that I did not finish this book. After coming to an extremely nasty incident 70-some-odd pages into the book I decided to give up. It wasn’t worth it, sadly.
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