Fantasy Book Review: Swept Up by the Sea

Swept Up by the Sea by Tracy & Laura Hickman

Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate. The only problem is, no one at the rough-and-tumble seaport of Blackshore will allow him anywhere near a ship! Percival must find other means to win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence Magrathia Paddock, who has mistaken him for a pirate rogue out of one of her romantic books. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul and she will even arrange her won kidnaping to prove it. Percival eventually finds himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of reluctant pirates, a jilted fiancée, a reclusive master shipwright, and an old professor with a magical secret that could kill them all. Join the strangest assortment of characters you’ll ever meet on the Nine Seas as they set sail for treasure and romance!

Percival Taylor is a gullible young man, yearning for adventure. Though he’s completely unqualified, he still makes it aboard a ship – where he quickly realizes the life of a pirate may not be for him. Meanwhile, his betrothed is determined to change his mind. A shipwright is looking for a long lost naiad. And the old professor also searches for someone lost at sea.

There are a large cast of characters who stories intertwine in this light-hearted fairy tale adventure. As the narrative jumps around the different characters’ stories, it’s surprisingly easy to follow. The characters are so unique and charming, it’s impossible not to get pulled into the story. Full of humor, swashbuckling adventure, magic, and romance – Swept Up by the Sea is a fun and enchanting story for all ages.