Cross swords with pirates in New York Times best-selling author Richard Baker’s latest adventure!
When pirates threaten his home, Geran is elected by the city council to track the blood-thirsty pirates to their hidden base, infiltrate them, and find a way to stop them before it’s too late. But the pirates are motivated by more than greed. Kin to his enemies, they seek a deeper revenge, one Geran only begins to glimpse when they kidnap the woman he loves.
From the Paperback edition.
An enjoyable read, except for some contrived plot twists
Baker is a competent and imaginative writer. The characters are fleshed out and the D&D lore is well developed. The reason for giving this 3 stars is several places where he wholly contrives some plot twists, or simply drops some important part of the story that should be front and center in characters’ minds but it is as if Baker forgot he wrote that in an earlier chapter. Like news they learned earlier that should change how they see another character, but when they meet again, it is as if the news was never heard. This can make the whole storyline feel as contrived as a Disney special, and gets a little infuriating to have to keep ignoring to enjoy the rest of the book. Was Baker sloppy and forgot these loose ends when he pieced the chapters together later without rereading a proof, or did he and his editors just not care? The previous book in this series had a bit of the same problem, but it is much more evident (hard to ignore) in the second book.