'We want that treasure and we'll have it - that's our point. You would just as soon save your lives, I reckon, and that's yours!' Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The author wishes to express great thanks to Kate Jarvis of the Maritime Museum, Greenwich - And also to the wonderful ship, the Cutty Sark - simply for being there. For my husband and partner, John Kaiine, who has sailed so brilliantly through these voyages with me. With endless thanks, and love always.
Art Blastside has dodged the gallows and married her true love. But life ashore is too tame for a pirate queen, so she jumps at the chance to go to sea again. England is at war, and the government wants Art to use her talents against the French. Naval war is horrific, and her arch-nemesis is bent on revenge. What price is Art willing to pay for her life of freedom?
As gripping as the first Piratica, which Kirkus Reviews praised in a starred review as "a glorious roustabout of a tale," this book proves again why Tanith Lee is one of the world’s most popular fantasy writers.
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Art Blastside is bored with life ashore, so she jumps at the chance to return to sea.