Vengeance of the pirate queen

Tricia Levenseller

Book - 2023

"You can't be afraid of the dark when you're the monster lurking in the shadows. As an assassin working for the pirate queen, Sorinda is surprised when Alosa's next task for her is not to kill a new target, but to captain a handpicked crew on a rescue mission. Unfortunately, her sailing master is Kearan. He may be the best helmsman the pirate queen has, but Sorinda finds him a real pain in the arse. Sadly, there are few places on a ship to hide from an attentive man. As the crew of the Vengeance faces dangerous waters and deadly sea creatures, they accidentally awaken the King of the Undersea, a being who can control the dead. Their rescue mission quickly turns into a fight to save the world, but first, Sorinda must save... herself from becoming an undead queen" --

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Young Adult New Shelf YOUNG ADULT FICTION/Levensel Tricia (NEW SHELF) Due Jul 9, 2024
Fantasy fiction
Adventure stories
Sea fiction
Romance fiction
New York : Feiwel and Friends 2023.
Main Author
Tricia Levenseller (author)
First edition
Item Description
Maps on endpapers.
Physical Description
334, 11 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Ages 13 and up.
Grades 10-12.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

An "assassin among pirates" embarks on a mysterious, thrilling recovery mission. In this stand-alone companion to the Daughter of the Pirate King duology, Queen Alosa asks 18-year-old dark-brown-skinned Sorinda to lead search efforts for a missing vessel in uncharted waters north of the Seventeen Isles. "I'm not who you send to save people," reflects the austere assassin to herself in hopes that the request will prove to be a playful ruse. Though the queen's invitation seems in conflict with her hitwoman duties, Sorinda accepts the risky endeavor and subsequently receives an accompanying crew peppered with familiar faces. Kearan--an excellent sailor tasked by the queen to assist Sorinda--is someone she would prefer to evade despite his desire to forge a reconnection. Once the expedition is underway, the voyage slowly grows into an adventurous rumpus, beginning with eerie disappearances and a gripping sea battle that forces Sorinda and her crew to prepare for whatever or whoever is lurking in the treacherous seas. Themes of vulnerability and self-possession dominate the story as the guarded protagonist--usually cloaked in secrecy--steadily reveals more of herself. Seemingly inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, Levenseller largely captures a similar blend of humor, fantasy, romance, and action. The defining difference here--a focus on women characters--is a fine attribute. An action-packed story expanding the world of women pirates. (chapter annotated by the author) (Adventure. 13-18) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.