Master Of Tides – Jennifer Kohout

(Reviewed by Ishita RC)

Catalina Thornley is the first women to ever captain a pirate ship. Her strength is reflected in the way her crew reflects. A pirate’s life is far from easy, irrespective of gender. And it is thrown for a binder when she meets Captain Kade Morgan and together they set out to capture a Spanish treasure ship.

The synopsis might sound like a start of a simple story, but the novel packs a heady punch right from its very first stage. Each character has been strongly detailed out and they breathe life into the book. I usually hate whiny characters who appear more like spoiled brats rather than a protagonist. But I was so happy to see such beautiful characters who justified the plot-line.

The story is set in the Bahamas, in the year of 1717. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the author has justified the setting with the main plot. Every detail has been dealt with absolute care, which has helped in keeping both the plot and the character alive for the readers. Pirates are a world of fantasy which we often related with the infamous Jack Sparrow; however to write about such a world and to successfully capture the imagination of the readers with vivid details are two entirely different aspects. There is not a single moment when you get the urge to just put down the book because of boredom.

The language is a key integral that can be considered  the biggest reason to make this novel successful. Simple and yet vivid, and not only in the language; this helps to capture the world of pirates and brings  all the characters to life, making reading an enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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