Alosa is part Siren and also the daughter of the pirate king and as such, quite dangerous. Raised by her fierce father to fight, he tortured her to toughen her. She has her own ship and mostly female crew under her command but ultimately under her father’s rule. The story opens with her ship attacked by a rival pirate. Most of her crew is murdered. Her disguise does not work and she is recognized as the Princess Alosa. She is captured and held for ransom. But her capture was planned. Her father wants her to search the ship for a missing piece of a map to treasure. Alosa must play the part of helpless prisoner to rival pirate lords, brothers Draxen and Riden. Draxen, the eldest is cruel but Riden, well, he’s charming.
Brimming with swashbuckling action, torture, fights, murder, and trickery this book is hard to put down. Alosa is tough, cunning, skilled and fierce and that has come at a steep price. Riden is the perfect hero. At first we wonder if his charm is deceitful or is it authentic. The story ends with so much left to tell and I eagerly await the sequel. Highly recommend.
eGalley review Publication date 2.28.17