“You’re a pirate!”
“I prefer the term privateer, thank you.”
Meet Thornton Tarok, captain of the pirate ship—err, privateer vessel—the Tempest Maiden. He’s a cunning gambler, a fierce brawler, an amateur wizard, and a true patriot.
All Thorn ever wants is a good sail, a fair wind, and the freedom of the high seas. However, his ship’s latest passenger, the Lady Zana Cynara, might just be destined to ruin his chances at all three.
Zana is a soft-spoken noblewoman with one rather strange past. As a dryad, she’s the ultimate tree hugger. She’s also the keeper of the Jade Dagger, a powerful magical artifact that Emperor Sung wants at all cost.
Can the two unlikely allies join forces to outmaneuver their enemy’s forces in a deadly game of keep-away or will Sung’s lust for conquest destroy everyone and everything they’re fighting to keep free?