Anaroo is a captured pirate. When she escapes aboard an airship, she has every intention of killing them all. But then the captain asks for her help.
Anaroo is a captured pirate, destined to spend her days running on a treadmill, winding the great springs of the Scarlet Albatross. When a storm threatens to sink the airship, Anaroo and her fellow slaves seize the opportunity to escape.
However, the airship nearly sank for a reason—violent unrest among the island kingdoms below. The world is changing and the inhabitants of the Scarlet Albatross will need to cooperate to survive. In spite of her anger towards her abductors, Anaroo is drawn to the ship's brilliant, but eccentric captain, Silas, who asks for her help.
Together, the mismatched crew will take the Scarlet Albatross on the most harrowing flight of her career—through storms, pirates, bloodshed, and war. Anaroo and Silas will beat impossible odds to save the ship and their friends, forming an attachment that neither of them thought possible. When the final confrontation arrives, choosing sides will be harder than Anaroo ever imagined.
The Refugees series is related to the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series and occurs immediately after the events in those books. However, Albatross is a suitable entry point in the world of Panamindorah. You can enjoy this book, even if you've never read any other Panamindorah novels.