The Princelings of the East is a trilogy relating the adventures of unlikely heroes Fred and George. Two innocents abroad, they solve problems caused by unintended consequences, commercial greed, and blind prejudice — and still find time to engage in troubled love affairs and nearly blow themselves up with their own inventions.
The opening of The Princelings and the Pirates, the second book in the series, finds Fred and George happily pursuing their interests and enjoying the hospitality of Castle Buckmore. When Prince Lupin of Buckmore announces his unhappiness with the wine, they set off to discover what has gone wrong at the winery. Captured by pirates, shipwrecked, and in danger for their very lives, the heroes are drawn into the Battle of Dimerie, where Fred meets his true love and George gets more than he bargained for.
Suitable for good listeners age 10 and over, The Princelings and the Pirates is a fantasy adventure combining a generous amount of swashbuckling with a dash of concern at society's ills spiced with the stirrings of a first love interest.