Daughter of the Pirate King
by Tricia Levenseller
Alosa, a wily and witty 17-year-old pirate captain, stages her own capture by an enemy pirate ship in order to locate a hidden map to a secret treasure trove. Though she is used to commanding her own crew of mostly female pirates, a secret power will allow her to overpower even the toughest of men aboard Captain Draxen’s enemy ship should she need to. Though the Captain believes he has the upper hand, it is Alosa who is orchestrating a cunning plan to search the enemy ship and locate the valuable map.
Her carefully plotted mission, however, does not anticipate her captor: the clever and handsome Riden, brother to the ship’s Captain. As tension mounts aboard the ship, and time runs low to find the map,
Alosa and Riden’s bond strengthens, and the plot takes an entirely unforeseen twist before reaching its dramatic conclusion.
Sword-fighting, verbal trickery, swashbuckling, and clever seduction delight throughout this adventurous high seas tale led by a relentless and formidable female heroine. We truly do not see enough pirates in young adult literature. (Daughter of the Pirate King #1)
Feiwel Friends, February 28, 2017. 308 pages. MS/HS.
Sequel: Daughter of the Siren Queen expected publication February 27, 2018.
Booktalk by Kristen Grabarek.