In one month Aoife Cascade will turn twenty and take her seat on the ruling Council of Cregah, an honor she's been preparing for her whole life. But when she lets a secret slip to her mother, all the plans for her future are quickly upended. Believing the people of Cregah will be better off without her, Aoife decides to flee in hopes of finding a place where her loose tongue can't hurt anyone.Until she comes upon a pirate captain who needs her help.Captain Declan McCallagh is young compared to the Pirate Lords, but twelve years on the grueling Aisling Sea have earned him a well-respected ship and the attention of the Lords who seek to put him in his place. All he wants is to leave the Aisling Sea and his past behind him, and finding the enchanted dagger is the final key to making that happen. The same dagger his sister and her rebel group need to overthrow the Council. He'll have to decide whether to help a people he no longer claims as his own or take it for himself.That is, if the runaway heir he's asked to help doesn't ruin everything first.When no one can be trusted, can Aoife and Declan learn to rely on each other? Or will their pasts keep them from saving the very people they walked away from?
This is a strong pirate/high seas adventure with a strong female lead and a tad touch of romance. Wasn‘t exactly what I was expecting but found it to be a solid read. This is part of a series and there is a cliffhanger so be warned.