Never trust a pirate.
Emme is tasked with getting rid of the king, but kings are not an easy target, and this one is bent on purging his lands of pirates. As Emme’s job becomes increasingly dangerous, she learns to survive the pirate way—cunning and merciless—while consoling herself with one fact: she’s just doing what it takes to get home.
But when Emme mistakenly takes out the wrong man, not even the protective pirate captain can save her from the consequences. In a string of betrayals, one thing is certain. You can never trust a pirate.
Book 2 of The Royal Rose Chronicles.
The landlubber Emme has become a good sailor.1 Oathbound to deliver the King to his death, she battles conflicting emotions. Does she save herself or sacrifice herself to save another? Can she survive a pirate’s dangerous life? Current themes of freedom, sacrifice, and revenge flow through the briny depths of Silver Bounty by Victoria McCombs. Book 2 of The Royal Rose Chronicles expands this fantasy pirate world, whose already solid characters grow more complex on new voyages. Old relationships are strained and new mates come aboard, bringing secrets and betrayal onto slippery decks.
Best for: Young adults and older fans of pirate tales and fantasy.
Discern: Pirate-typical violence, death, some dealings with magic.
- Silver Bounty releases Tuesday, Jan. 10. ↩