Once more, our reluctant hero Ricky Bradshaw faces a life-threatening event. His mom is sick. Like, really sick. Desperate to try anything to get a miracle, and having watch the movie Jesus Revolution with his Mom, Ricky agrees to be baptized in a creek by the Pirate Preacher. But things go from bad to worse to apocalyptic when Ricky doesn't come up for air. In the next moment, he's on a ship with Jonah the prophet, in the middle of a raging storm.
Sensing that the gods want someone to be sacrificed, the crew of barbaric men — none of whom are fond of bathing —casts lots to see who's gonna be the unlucky chump that goes into the sea. Ricky's all like, "Don't pick me, don't pick me!" but before he can show his stick, Jonah steps up like the whale of a guy that he is.
Except, surprise surprise, fate has other plans. Because out of nowhere, this giant octopus grabs Ricky and drags him down, down, down into the abyss. For a few harrowing moments Ricky and Jonah share a really tiny space in the gut of the Kraken. Then the Kraken gets sick of Ricky and ...
When Ricky finally washes ashore, he realizes he's in the underworld, where the crew of the Flying Dutchman sails around collecting souls of the dead. And wouldn't you know it, they want Ricky's soul most of all. Talk about a bad day. But even a bad day in the underworld can be a fun, adventurous sail, when there's love and sacrifice, demon-pirates and scores to settle, hope for a miracle and the chance to meet the one who made the wind and sea.
Down To Davy Jones is a fictional retelling of past pirate escapades based on future events.
My thoughts: While I haven't read the previous books in this series, I enjoyed this one! I like how Ricky is transported back to the past and meets up with Jonah, going along with him on his adventures. I would have liked more to the story, but it was enjoyable as it was! Perfect for my 10 year old as well! I enjoyed the blend of fiction and the Biblical story of Jonah. This is a great book to read aloud with your kids or have them enjoy on their own. I appreciated the elements of faith. I look forward to going back and reading the other books in the series! I received this book from the author. This is my honest review.