Title: Isle of Gold Series: Daughters Jones Trilogy, Bk 1 Author: Seven Jane Genre: YA Historical Fantasy Release Date: 10.8.2018 Publisher: Black Spot Books
The year is 1716—the Golden Age of the Pirates. An orphan who sleeps in the dusty kitchens of a quayside brothel, Merrin Smith is desperate to unravel the secrets of her past and find the truth about the events that brought her to Isla Perla as a child. Disguised as a sailor, she joins the crew of the pirate ship Riptide, helmed by the notorious Captain Erik Winters. Tenacious and rumored to be a madman, Winters is known as much for his ruthlessness as for his connection to the enigmatic and beautiful proprietress of The Goodnight Mermaid, Evangeline Dahl, who vanished from the island two summers before. This book is an epic, emotional adventure of two women—one desperate to save herself, and the other determined to be rescued—and the secret which binds them together.
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“Part fairytale, part fantasy, part romance, Jane’s debut is full of colorful characters [and] a plot that will thrill the heart of any lover of magic, legends, and epic adventure.” --Booklist
"Jane weaves a tale of myth and magic . . . This tempting novel will entrance." --Publishers Weekly
"A delightful, well researched and evocative historical fantasy that succeeds in bringing a fascinating era to life.” --Midwest Book Review
The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane is equal parts fantasy, adventure, legend, and lore. I was drawn into the hauntingly beautiful tale of Merrin Smith as she set sail on the Riptide in search of discovering herself and her past. The gorgeous descriptions made me feel like part of the Crew. This tale of pirates and treasure is much more than it appears. It is a tale of love and loss, heartbreak and torment, commitment and determination. I was blown away by the layers of this tidal wave of a story. IOG was a slow build for me, in the end, it was worth it. Isle of Gold weaves a dark version of the legends of Davy Jones, the Kraken, and the Sea Witch into an eloquent new legend. I cannot wait to see what happens next