A fantasy adventure set in a seafaring world full of tall ships and political intrigue.
Sophie Hansa thinks she’s ready to go back to Stormwrack. She’s been working out, practicing her knot-tying, learning self-defense. So when Garland Parrish, the captain of the Nightjar, shows up to take her there, the only immediate problem is how guilty she feels about leaving her adoptive parents at home to worry. Of course, as soon as she’s back in the alternate, magical world where her birth parents come from, problems start multiplying. The plan is simple: Sophie goes to visit her birth father, Cly, and he agrees to let her birth mother out on bail until their court case is resolved. But nothing in Stormwrack is simple, and soon Sophie; Parrish; her teenage half sister, Verena; and her genius adoptive brother, Bram, are caught up in another web of intrigue. This second book in the Stormwrack series picks up a few months after the end of Child of a Hidden Sea (2014), further complicating Sophie’s relationships and her view of the world she doesn’t quite belong to. Blunt, emotional, and desperate to bring her scientific skills to bear on the mysteries of Stormwrack, Sophie is an engaging heroine, and Stormwrack is a rich world that’s well worth exploring. Some of the problems driving the plot are solved a little too easily, but the whole thing moves quickly enough that it hardly matters.
Fans of Stormwrack will welcome another chance to set sail with Sophie.