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Booklist Reviews 2017 March #1
The war with the Bottom Dwellers is over, and the Freyan economy is a disaster. The crown prince has been killed, and the Freyans discover that they won't be able to take over the refineries that create the more efficient crystalline fuel for their ships. The wheels of politics turn. Henry Wallace, spymaster, works to discredit the pretender to the Freyan throne, Prince Tom, all while searching for a way to refill Freyan coffers and uncover the motivation behind a rather cleverly planned assassination attempt. Wallace sends an old agent, Phillip, to work on dissuading Prince Tom from angling for the throne, with unexpected results. Captain Kate, a scavenger given a letter of marque as a privateer, is caught between Wallace and the crime bosses who want him dead. A tangled web of intrigue and politics, driven by characters who are thrown again and again into situations that they can't control, this is a solid addition to a new series, with a cliffhanger ending promising more intrigue and adventure in the next installment. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Rising Shadow Review - March 21, 2017
A bold new swashbuckling fantasy adventure set in the land of the exciting Dragon Brigade trilogy.
Politics, court intrigue, and piracy combine in this gripping fantasy adventure. On a world already riven by the ancient hatred between the Rosian and Freyan empires, privateers of each nation have long preyed on the ships of the other. What few realize is that a sinister cabal controlled by a rogue dragon is not only behind this piracy, but is organizing criminal enterprises all over the world.
As one privateer and her dragon corsairs try to keep their enterprise afloat, they are caught up in a conspiracy hatched by the cabal... and threatened by a mysterious magic crafter who works in the shadows.
Freya, in turmoil because of the accidental death of the heir to the throne, is also deeply in debt. Sir Henry Wallace, their master spy, is charged with replenishing the treasury by inviting dragons from Travia to make Freya their home — a decision that will have disastrous consequences for everyone involved.
In a riveting novel of pulse-pounding suspense, the ruthless conspiracy of humans and dragons plots against Sir Henry and the Dragon Corsairs... And waiting in the wings, planning to throw everything in turmoil, is a young man known as Prince Tom, who claims to be Freya's true and rightful king.