So any young adults look for some pirate adventures that are a tad more relate-able than the typical 1700’s swashbuckler might want to check out The Kraken’s Mirror trilogy. A brief description from the publisher:
Treated by our youth-oriented society as invisible and sexless Emily Pawes attends a pirate festival to recapture the make believe magic she knew as a young woman. She wins an interesting bit of booty at a bric-a-brac stand. The Kraken’s mirror is a magical portal and transports her to a land of Hollywood piratitude, where swashbuckling heroes own iPods. With little choice, she embraces the madness, deciding she’ll play pirate until she figures out how to get home. Or wakes up in a padded cell.
Instead of men in little white coats, she encounters the handsome Captain Alan Silvestri. He is a man haunted by a strange curse. Good luck is his to command, but it comes at the cost of any place to call home or people to consider family. Resigned to die shunned by all, forced to sail every three days, he begins to dream of a special woman.
When they meet, sparks fly, passion flares. He needs her to be free, but more than that, he needs her to be whole. They set sail, uncertain of who has control of the wheel, seeking to defeat his curse of good luck and discover all the Kraken’s mirror plans for them. Will Emily stay in this pirate haven to fight alongside him or will he lose her because of his curse?
Pirates with iPods? Sounds like most of my folks I know, to be honest. The first two books in the trilogy are already available, with the third due for a February 2012 release. If any Bilgemunky.com readers get the chance to read them, be sure and let us know your thoughts in the comments!