Posted in 4 1/2 paws, Blog tour, humor, Review, romance on July 8, 2013

sweptupby the sea


Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate—only no one at the roguish seaport of Blackshore will allow him any- where near a ship!

Percival must find other means to win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence Magrathia-Paddock, who has mistaken him for a pirate rogue out of one of her romantic tales. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul—and she is willing to arrange her own kidnapping to prove it.

Percival eventually finds himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of pirates who make their living selling fake treasure maps, a jilted fiancee, a reclusive Master Shipwright, and an old professor with a secret that could kill them all. It’s Pirates of Penzance meets Princess Bride as this motley group of characters sets sail for treasure and romance.


I have to agree 100% with the comment above that it is the Pirates of Penzance meet Princess Bride!  This isn’t your boring historical romance novel, there is a lot of humor with a little bit of fantasy thrown into the mix.  There is a great cast of characters, each with their own issues that managed to get resolved by the end of the book.  I don’t want to say too much and spoil the book but I don’t think you would be disappointed if you picked up this book to read.

We give it 4 1/2 paws, I think these authors have a hit on their hands.


About the Authors:

hickmanTracy and Laura Hickman have been collaborating on fantastic works of fiction since their marriage in 1977. Together, Tracy and Laura have written role-playing games, screenplays, and works of fiction, including their first co-authored novel in 2004.

Tracy Hickman is a New York Times best-selling fantasy author who has published more than 40 novels, many of them co-authored with Margaret Weis. He published the first of his solo novels in 1995.

Laura Hickman is credited as the first female designer of a published role-playing game module. Tracy and Laura wrote and edited the first science fiction move filmed in space, and a copy of their DNA is currently in orbit on the International Space Station. They are the parents of four children and live in Utah.



***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review***