Ship of Fire by Michael Cadnum
Joey Quinlan 3/9/15
Book: Published January 2013. Based on the attack of 1587
"Board her before she sinks!" cried Drake
"My mother and I will be safe, wont we, when the sea battle begins?" asked Anne
These quotes are important because they show the scared life people lived on these boats. It talks about no peace the idea that a battle is the solution. Anne is scared for her life, she doesn't know if will make it back home. Drake's shows the dangers when in battle because ships sink and you may be left stranded.
The Main Conflict
The main conflict in this book is Thomas. This book is focused on Thomas as he starts off as a surgeon's apprentice to becoming the ship's main surgeon and fighting along side other sailors
One of the Most Important Points
One of the most important points in this book was when Thomas successfully completed his first amputation as the ship's surgeon.
In the end, they escape the Spanish. The warship that was send towards Drake's flagship missed and they sail away. Thomas had to make up his mind if the sea life was for him.