Rafael Sabatini wrote The Sea-Hawk since I loved it I went to our local library system website to get Captain Blood, another book he wrote. Only to discover apperently it is part of a series in my attempts to figure out which of the books came first I went to google. Which in turn, led me to Amazon.... Where I got 446 hits off Rafael Sabatini... I'm going to be reading Sabatini 'til Judgement Day... It's agood thing i like his work.