Local author Davis releases ‘Chasing Blackbeard’

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Steven E. Davis has released “Chasing Blackbeard,” a historical novel and the second book in his self-published Carolina Series.

Davis describes the book as “the coming-of-age story of a cabin boy and scribe who decides to dedicate life and limb to cover the story of history’s most feared name in piracy.”

“The maniacal Edward Teach leads a life filled with self-destruction, demonic pacts and drug abuse,” Davis writes. “Can Eli Ellis be enough to save this larger-than-life character?”

Beginning in the area around modern-day Bath, North Carolina, the story explores the life of a cabin boy and scribe serving under Edward Teach, his perspective on his piratical career, and how his lifestyle eventually would lead to his downfall off the shores of Ocracoke.

Davis said the work of fiction was written with historical accuracy.

“This is a story of love, drug abuse, jealousy and eventually an unseen betrayal that will leave you rereading to find clues you may have missed throughout the story,” he writes.

Davis was raised in Nash and Wilson counties and has been writing since 2005. “Saponi,” the first book in the Carolina Series, explores the region around Nash County’s Sapony Creek.

“Chasing Blackbeard,” published under Davis’ Sovereign Tomorrow Publications imprint, is a 256-page paperback available on Amazon.com for $14.99. For more information about the Carolina Series or the author, visit the Sovereign Tomorrow Publications page on Facebook.