Ok. I read through this.
It is the best or rather easiest to understand of the sea faring CoG stories. It’s fun with a lot of excitement and good writing.
My only beef is with the character development. I’m going to add romance in there. Reuben is not a good or charasmatic character. He feels like a filler with no reason besides just to be there. So does Christine for that matter.
Without the option to romance Christine, which makes sense to have, she is useless word count fluff. I was confused if there were anyone else I could romance besides Lex and the pirate Captain. Nothing was really hinted at (the pirate Captain also seems to not care for convention in as much as how quickly things go from enemy to the bed) besides those two. There were a few characters that felt like they could of like the pirate with the red bandana at the beginning and the one with the blue shirt that you fought alongside or the pirate that you drink with.
I just felt that romance wasn’t well and done in this story and at points where there could of been a romantic interlude, there was nothing.
I did enjoy this. The story was fun and is worth it. Just don’t expect sweeping romance and have a few characters that really don’t drive the plot.
I got this because I was tired of all the supernatural and sci-fi stuff and was not disappointed.
I hope there is a sequel. With all this talk about your mom in this story and not having met her and her imposing legend yet, you would think that in a sequel she would want to “meet” you. Being that you are pretty much a pirate admiral and she is the admiral of your home nation and how wanted you are. I’d guess a high seas mixer where your mom doesn’t know who she is chasing.
Thanks for a fun story.