PUBLISHED: HarperCollins Children's ; 2013-2015.
PAGES/ILL: ~300 pages.
SERIES: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates. Magic marks the spot, The terror of the southlands, The buccaneer's code.
PLOT: (Third book: The buccaneer's code)
Hilary Westfield, now the Terror of the Southlands, takes on Captain Blacktooth for leadership of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, since he has not been nearly very nearly honorable. She will have to take on the Mutineers who are trying to take over the kingdom and rustle up enough pirates (or Delicate Ladies who wish to be pirates) to support her. Can she win against those who are not playing honorably?
This book is an easy read. There are no particularly difficult themes and would be appropriate for a year 3 or 4 class read-aloud. It is a lovely good-triumphs-over-evil story with themes of friendship and not being limited to what you can do just because someone else says you can't do it.
I happened to have picked up the third book in the series, but you should start with the first (the plots of the first two books lead into the third).
GENRE: Fantasy Adventure.
RATING: 4 stars.