An exiled princess and a sorcerer pirate find love on the high seas, but their histories could tear them apart.
On a voyage to visit her adopted sister, Queen Luciana of Eberon, Birgitta discovers that she herself is the princess of Tourin, though she grew up on the Isle of the Moon thinking she was an orphan—and then only minutes later, she's kidnapped by the pirate Rupert, who's also a Wind Sorcerer. Rupert knows Birgitta as "the so-called princess" to whom he was betrothed 19 years earlier, when he was 7 and she was only a baby, before her father had his entire family killed and usurped the Tourinian throne. While Rupert has developed a reputation as a fearsome pirate, thanks to efforts he’s taken to relieve the current king, Birgitta’s brother, of his beloved gold, it doesn’t take Birgitta long to discover that he's a more honorable man than he lets on. While he constantly reminds himself that she's the enemy and part of his revenge, Rupert can’t help but fall for the brave and intelligent woman Birgitta has become, and she might just feel the same way about him. In the second book of a new fantasy series by Sparks (How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days, 2017, etc.), the pacing shows some improvement, but there are several of the same drawbacks, including a rushed ending.
A dense but enjoyable fantasy romance.