"A robust story of a young lad in the British navy during the Nelson years. A thorough insight and beautiful portrait of those days under wind blown sails and the creak of wooden hulls. Peter Greene has created a story that shines from every page. An excellent book. He truly nails an insight of nineteenth century sailing ships and their crews." - Clive Cussler June 2013
Kerry Frey, author of "Buried Lie" Filled with High Adventure and a young hero to root for. November 1, 2012
Winner of the 2012 Adventure Writer's Competition. Skull Eye Island is an outstanding debut novel by Peter Greene. Jonathan Moore is my kind of hero; tough, resourceful, determined, and courageous. There is a reason this story recently won the 2012 Adventure Writer's Competition sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. It is inspiring, exciting, well written, and filled with characters that jump off the pages. It is also a wonderful example for young readers in today's world, proving that a hero can be fun without sorcery or vampires in it. Greene has created a formula that is both fun and educational, one that should prove resourceful for a series of adventures featuring young Moore for a long time to come. I personally look forward to the next adventure. Bravo, Peter Greene!
LOVED it! L. Mihay Bikrgran February 4, 2013
Twelve year old Jonathan Moore, and his friend, Sean are street urchins in London, in the 1800's. Then one day, they are captured and taken aboard a Royal Navy ship, to become sailors. Strangely, everyone seems to know his name, but everyone is very tight-lipped. It's the story of hardship, friendship, courage and cunning. It's the story of a young boy growing where he's planted. I highly recommend this book, not only for children, but adults, as well.
Great adventure story on par with C.S. Lewis
Skull Eye Island: "A heartwarming tale of a boy essentially orphaned in search of his father, the novel never ceases to entertain. Greene's swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun!"
- Kirkus Reviews
Castle of Fire: "Chock-full of adventurous fun,Greene seamlessly weaves together several dynamic storylines—pirates, a stowaway, attempted murder and the dreaded French Navy—creating a rich, complex world for readers to enjoy. Each thread is well-developed and works to further the story to a thrilling, fiery climax. It’s driven by an eclectic, well-drawn cast of characters. Joining the crew is the irrepressible Miss Delain Dowdeswell, whose spunk and wit will appeal to young female readers. A spirited tale of high-seas adventure that will leave readers both young and old anxiously waiting for more." - Kirkus Reviews
"Equal parts saltwater and page-turning fun, Skull Eye Island is heir to tranditions of Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stephenson. Young adult adventure has a new master, and his name is Peter Greene.
- Jeff Edwards, award winning author, Navy Thriller.com
Skull Eye Island is Superb! Ian Karitonov author of the award winning "The Russian Renaissance" November 2011
Hop aboard and join Jonathan Moore as he sets out on a dazzling, rip-roaring adventure! Touching, captivating, fun, and full of great characters and beautiful prose, Skull Eye Island blew me away!
Great Naval Adventure! John R. Monteith, author of the award-winning "Rogue Fortress" October 2016
Enjoyable, well-researched, and memorable. I won't soon forget young Jonathan Moore and his exciting adventures serving the Royal Navy against Napoleon's France.
Will really graps the reader! J Crampton April 2013
My 14 yr. old son writes "I recently read Mr. Greene's novels the first book was excellent and very quick to the action that set a good foundation for the second. Castle of Fire was very flowing and kept the reading interesting and very exciting. This book can be compared to many well know authors. Greene makes the reader feel a connection with Jonathan Moore. This book it is spot on with the time period and is comparable to some of Bernard Cornwell's books. I would highly recommend this book as part of a series that will really grasp the reader."
Tim Fairchild, author of "Zero Point" I really enjoyed this book! October 27, 2012
All I can say is; Well Done Peter Greene! His novel, The Adventures of Jonathan Moore, Skull Eye Island is a breath of fresh air for readers of all ages. The story grabs you from the start as young Jonathan Moore; living on the streets, is shanghaied and forced to serve aboard the British war Ship, The Poseidon. From there the action is non stop. Great characters you can truly relate too. A novel well written. I highly recommend Skull Eye Island for a fun filled read.
John O. Great read! September 21, 2011
I almost read this in one sitting. Great story and characters. I loved the way he explained the origin of some of the ship terminology (who knew that's why is was called the poop deck!). I can't wait for the sequel to see what else they get up to.
Mark D. K. Refreshing and fun! February 13, 2012
More fun and lovable characters than Kipling's Captains Courageous. Inspiring youth through the examples of Jonathan Moore to be resourceful, imaginative, loyal, determined, disciplined, grateful and successful (without the help of magic or special powers) is quite a daunting and noble challenge, yet the author succeeds marvelously! Bravo!
Jill S. What a fun adventure! September 17, 2011
What drew me to this book was the description by the author that said "There are many books for young adults out there... I believe that is a wonderful lesson for everyone: that they have it within themselves to do something great..." After that, it was just a bonus that the book also includes a ton of excitement, fear, anxiety, courage, and a young hero who, even though did not have the best of circumstances, shows tremendous character and honor and is rewarded with great success. I plan to have my son read it and would recommend it for anyone from 8 to 80.
Bob F. Terrific Read. March 14, 2011
I had the great pleasure of being one of the first to receive this outstanding story. Skull Eye Island is filled with adventure on the high seas. The author did an excellent job of crafting a tale that quickly captured my interest and left me yearning to learn of the exploits of Jonathan Moore. In addition to a great story, I learned a great deal about sailing vessels of old. It's obvious the author has a deep understanding of nautical terms and the inner workings of 1800's sailing ships. I highly recommend this book to young and old alike. You will not be disappointed!
Erin M. Great Book! February 25, 2011
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it almost all in one sitting. I thought the characters were compelling and well developed. I couldn't wait to find out what would happen with each one of them. The author obviously has knowledge of sailing and the time period and does an excellent job of weaving those facts into the story. I would recommend this to both children and adults. The mix of humor, action and a bit of fantasy make it a very easy read. I hope he writes another one!