NOR GOLD -2014
"Nor Gold" picks up where "Nor Silver" leaves off, with Cate Mackenzie, a woman who has lost everything to the Jacobite Uprising and is forced to sail with pirates; she is still searching for what she desires above all else: a place to belong. While Pirate Captain Nathanael Blackthorne of the Ciara Morganse finds that his past is catching up with him and is embroiled in a quest of revenge, he goes from playing guardian angel to an avenging one. Thomas, Captain of the pirate ship the Griselle must choose between a best friend or his best hope for happiness. This is a story of what two perhaps three people will do to hold on to and keep their treasure.
Captain Nathanael Blackthorne introduces "Nor Gold":
One shouldn't be obliged to apologize for living when one hadn't expected to live, when one had expected death any day. . . and would have welcomed it.
One can't be rebuked for bad choices when there had been no choice to be had.
Wise decisions, clever courses steered, untold reefs and hazards avoided, the stuff of legends now become the stuff or retribution and remorse.
At what point did yesterday become a lifetime?
After all, the past is the past. . isn't it?