Across the Sea to Bluefields: The Tropical Rainforest (The Angus McDonald Story Book 3)
Title : Across the Sea to Bluefields: The Tropical Rainforest (The Angus McDonald Story Book 3)
ISBN : B01AG4Y7M6
Author : James Matheson

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This is the story of a young man, Angus MacDonald, in an age when ships are converting from sail to steam power and the industrial revolution is changing the world. Angus is an orphan who realizes his dream of becoming a sailor when he becomes a cabin boy on a British merchant ship in 1850. He travels to many of the important ports on the Atlantic, which gives him a unique prospective on world history as events develop. Across the Sea to Bluefields The Tropical Rainforest is a stand alone book that is part of a series. This story follows the continuing adventures of Angus on the British merchant ship, the Gray Havens. The Gray Havens carries three Miskito princesses from Kingston, Jamaica to their home in Bluefields of the Miskito Coast; the elegant and charming Agnes, the misguided half-sister Matilda and the young but enchanting Victoria. In Bluefields Angus visits the palace and court of King George, King of the Miskito people. After experiencing a gala Royal banquet celebrating the return of the Royal Princesses, Angus and his shipmates explore the tropical rain-forest with botanist Dr. Jason “Jay” Lloyd. While on this expedition into the rain-forest Angus and his companions are taken prisoner by their devious guide Victor and his band of Nicaraguan mercenaries. Victor wishes to usurp power from the Miskitos to keep the Miskitos, and their key allies the British, out of the rain-forest at any cost. Central America in general and Bluefields in particular was a powder keg throughout the 1850’s. Powerful commercial interests in the United States and in Britain were competing for a place to build the first canal across Central America to shorten the length of time it took for California gold to come east. The Miskito Coast was a potential answer for Great Britain and thus threatened the United States’ interests. Bluefields was the chief port and home to the tiny nation’s royal family.