This book tells the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. Before I read this book, I hadn't really heard about it. But that made it more thrilling for me, as I didn't know how it was going to end and all.
Boyne has a very pleasant way of telling stories, I really like it. Even though I'm usually not that into boats and sailing, I did enjoy this book.
I also really liked the fact that at the beginning there is a reference to another book by John Boyne; The Thief of Time
Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book.