First off you have to love this cover! If you don't there is something wrong with you :). The second thing is that this book is written by none other than Mercedes Lackey, so how could it not be good! In many ways I LOVED this book! It was a fun read and people who love anything dealing with the sea will fall in love with this book. However, this book was all plot. The characters in this were very shallow and not very well rounded…they were bland. The other thing was that the romance didn’t play first string…even though the description has it first and center.
Go Into This One Knowing
Unfortunately this one turns out to be a take it or leave it. The plot was overwhelming but the characters were just not there.
Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. JAMES MALLORY and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now. these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of Four Winds.
The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.
Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.
Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight.
Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.