A huge cast of characters sweeps through the pages of this meticulously plotted story, the sixth and final book in a fantasy series peopled by pirates and vampires. War and destruction are stalking the oceans as the dastardly vampirate Sidorio and his heavily pregnant wife Lola Lockwood plot against the newly forged alliance of pirates and Nocturnals for the supremacy of the seas. As the alliance fights back, twins Grace and Connor, children of Sidorio, enter the fray, taking sides against their father: Grace enrolling as healer of the alliance’s wounded, and Connor as pirate warrior. Then Grace stumbles on a prophecy and carefully guarded secret: peace will only be restored by the death of a twin. Grace must learn to live with this knowledge and distinguish between friend and foe as events spiral beyond control.
Events move fast, incredibly so, and it’s hard for the reader not to become drawn in. Just as it seems that there can’t possibly be another twist, the plot turns again, switching from one character and situation to another, and culminating in a surprise grand finale. Impressive in scope and in its elaborately structured imaginary universe, this is a thrilling, at times witty, high-octane read.