Image of The Black Ship: A Novel of Crosspointe

THE BLACK SHIP

Image of The Black Ship: A Novel of Crosspointe

It's a high-seas adventure with descriptions so vivid you may feel seasick while reading the second book in the Crosspointe series, which also works as a stand-alone. The worldbuilding is detailed and gives you a feeling of being there. The characters are multilayered, with flaws and weaknesses, and the plot is well crafted.

Thorn is a pilot, a man gifted with the ability to navigate Crosspointe's magical and dangerous seas. When he's betrayed by someone in the Pilots' Guild, he's banned from sailing. Then Thorn is kidnapped and forced to serve aboard an unmarked and unregistered ship. The Eidolon is a cursed vessel, and Thorn winds up at sea, battling a mad captain, a mutinous crew and a saboteur who intends to keep the ship from making port. (ROC, Nov., 416 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski