You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Buying Options

Read this title for $0.00. Learn more
Read for $0.00
OR
Kindle Price: $11.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Loading recommendations for you
Recommendations for you

Adding to Cart...

Added to Cart

Not Added

Item is in your Cart

View Cart

Not Added

There was a problem adding this item to Cart. Please try again later.
Sorry, we're having trouble showing recommendations right now. Please try again later.
Continue shopping
1629 Mutiny on the Batavia by [Van Zanden, Henry]
Kindle App Ad

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


1629 Mutiny on the Batavia Kindle Edition


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$11.99

Length: 433 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

Kindle Monthly Deals
Kindle Monthly Deals
New deals each month starting at $1.49. Learn more

Product description

Product Description

The tragic tale of the Batavia is one of the greatest stories ever told. Indeed, when Commander Pelsaert’s Journal was first published in 1647, it became a best seller. Mutiny on the Batavia has everything: drama, romance, adventure, mystery, murder, massacre and mayhem.
In 1628, the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia was the largest ship built by the biggest company in the world, the Dutch East India Company [VOC]. Filled full of treasure, plots of mutiny fermented during the long voyage to Batavia, the main trading centre for the VOC in the East Indies. However, before a mutiny could be effected, the Batavia sank 60 km off the Western Australian coast. More than 200 survivors, including women and children, scrambled ashore a group of small desert islands. After the Commander and Captain took the only boat large enough to sail the 3,000 km voyage to Batavia (Jakarta), the leadership fell to Jeronimus Cornelisz, a master manipulator intent on murdering most of the survivors.
Two parallel plots, the story of the ship, Batavia, and story of Batavia, the city fortress under siege by 20,000 men, provide a unifying link. Through the characters and events, both plots intersect with the final action delivering a fascinating conclusion with a remarkable and unexpected twist.
In order to give the reader the best experience and understanding to the most amazing events, it has been written as a historical fiction. While every attempt has been made to create a story as historically accurate as possible, the author, Henry Van Zanden, has filled in the gaps as historical fiction.

1629 Mutiny on the Batavia was written with the aim of bringing the story to the cinemas. If it is expertly produced and directed, it will become one of the greatest movies ever made.
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
― Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works
Although the story by itself is enough to capture the reader’s imagination, it is also a story of absolute evil corrupting the good. If Satan did exist, he would have personified himself as Jeronimus Cornelisz,
It is a story of a struggle to retain our human dignity, our decency when the temptations of greed, lust, power and ultimately, a choice between a life as a murderer or death, are put to the test. Readers will ask themselves whether it is better to die an honourable death or live a dishonourable life as a murderer.
For the author it was a horrific journey: “I had to ‘live’ the evil that festered in the minds of maniacal men as well as ‘feel’ the terror of the helpless victims. I had to enter into a dark place, a place that I had never been before to engage in the most unspeakable evil and commit, in my mind, the most despicable and depraved acts of barbarism.” This is not a book for the very young or the faint hearted.
The book asks some uncomfortable questions, such as: How much evil would you be prepared to commit in order to stay alive? How many people would you kill before you stop?
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Henry Van Zanden
australiadiscovered.com.au

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 145047 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Van Zanden; 1 edition (16 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FSVTUE2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #230,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

No customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
20 July 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Will Smith
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
19 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com