I just finished this book and thought it was great. It is basically the real history of the events that surround the TV show Black Sails, plus a whole lot more. The author is amazingly thorough and got most of his information from official records of the time. I was amazed at the detail of the stories. Despite that, it was really an easy read as well and really enjoyable. If you are interested in the pirates of the Caribbean at the time, you must read this book.