A Swift and Savage Tide Series: Captain Kit Brightlightling #2
Published by Penguin on November 28, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Historical, Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
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Chloe Neill's bold, seafaring heroine Captain Kit Brightling sets sail for the high seas and high sorcery in this swashbuckling fantasy series.
Captain Kit Brightling is Aligned to the magic of the sea, which makes her an invaluable asset to the Saxon Isles and its monarch, Queen Charlotte. The Isles and its allies will need every advantage they can get- Gerard Rousseau, the former Gallic emperor and scourge of the Continent, has escaped his island prison to renew his quest for control of the Continent.
Gerard has no qualms about using dangerous magic to support his ambitions, so Kit and the crew of her ship, the Diana, are the natural choice to find him-and help stop him. But then Kit's path unexpectedly crosses with that of the dashing and handsome Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, who's working undercover on the Continent in his own efforts to stop Gerard. And he's not the only person Kit is surprised to see. An old enemy has arisen, and the power he'll wield on Gerard's behalf is beautiful and terrible. Sparks will fly and sails will flutter as Kit and crew are cast into the seas of adventure to fight for queen and country.
A fantasy world set with pirates, navy, a unique magic system centered around being aligned with an element, and of course, a swoony regency romance in this second novel. There is not a lot of world-building but more character and magic system development. The kit uses her alignment to water, and the pirate action and battles are excited in this sequel. Kit is vital in being who she is. A ship’s captain and her love interest are expected to love a lady, but to his credit tells Kit flat out be who you are, and we will figure it out. The dialogue and humor banter between these two lovebirds makes the story and I eager to see how things work out for them. A third book is sure to come, and it is interesting to see what else we learn about this magic system and how the world is changed by what was discovered in this second book.