Fishing Novel The Sound Of Many Waters By Sean Bloomfield
When my friend, Sean Bloomfield, told me he’d written a novel, I didn’t know what to expect.
I’ve known Sean since his days as a 15-year-old shrimp-dipper at a bait and tackle shop in Port Canaveral. He loved to write, and I loved to draw, so, way back then, we teamed up to create a little fishing magazine called Local Secrets.
We both laugh when we look back at our little 6-page magazine now, but we had fun doing it, and we learned a lot. After Sean got a degree in writing and film, he worked with me at BoldWater for a while until he went on to start making documentary films.
Fast forward 15 years. When I met up with Sean, he gave me a copy of his novel that had just been published—autographed, of course—and asked me to read it.
Well, before I could turn the first page, my wife, Cory, snatched it up and, for the next several days, she was glued to it. She literally could not put it down, and I have to admit that I began to feel jealous that a book was stealing my wife’s attention.
“You have to read this book,” she said when she finished. She wanted to tell me all about the twists, turns and surprises in the book, but I made her stop. Spoilers are no bueno.
That’s why I won’t tell you too much about this novel, but I will give you a brief synopsis, and tell you that this is the perfect novel for a fishermen, outdoorsman, or anyone who loves history and adventure.
There are actually two intertwined stories that come together in the end. The end, by the way, will totally surprise you, but leading up to that, I think you’ll be glued to the pages just like my wife and I were, as well as my son, Alden. Yes, he read it and loved it, too.
The book starts out with a brutal Spanish conquistador sailing along the coast of La Florida. A hurricane sinks his ship (and all the treasure it contains), and the conquistador washes up on shore and gets taken captive by the native Timucuan Indians. His life-altering adventure begins here.
The adjoining story introduces us to the main character, Capt. Zane Fisher, a fishing guide out trolling for mahimahi with a client. When the two discover an apparent “square grouper” floating off the coast, Zane is forced to flee into Florida’s darkest places.
Sean’s book comes just in time to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon. I really think that the book will appeal to a wide audience, not just Floridians. The writing is vivid and the plot is unique. The history is thoroughly researched.
So, if you’re looking for a good book that has a fisherman as one of the main characters, get a copy of The Sound of Many Waters by Sean Bloomfield, available at Amazon.com as a hard copy or Kindle ebook.