Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate.
The only problem is, no one at the rough-and-tumble seaport of Blackshore will allow him anywhere 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 books. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul and she will even arrange her own kidnapping to prove it.
Percival eventually finds himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of reluctant pirates, a jilted fiancée, a reclusive master shipwright, and an old professor with a magical secret that could kill them all.
Title: Swept Up by the Sea (*See Note)
Author: Tracy and Laura Hickman
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: July 1, 2013
Formats: 320 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, hardcover; e-book
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Note: Originally published as a collector’s edition titled Blackshore, vol 2 of the Dragon’s Bard series. Rewritten to fit the YA market and to be a stand-alone.