Hazel Haven is a small, tropical island in a world where humans and monsters live together. But for Heather, Hazel Haven is boring. Craving the life of an adventurer, she sets sail across the ocean, only for things to go from bad to worse. She is attacked by pirates, breaks her leg, and becomes stranded on a foreign island... and that's just in her first few days at sea! Clearly, she was a little too eager to leave home, but there's no turning back now.
Of Pirates & Castaways is the first book in the Hazel Haven trilogy. The series is a labor of love that combines the quirky characters and over-the-top fights of Japanese anime with a Western sense of humor and pacing. Inspired by stories like One Piece and Ranma 1/2, this lighthearted tale of islands, monsters, pirates, and castaways is a fun read for all ages.
About the Author
Clark Nielsen is an American-born author, teacher, and web/game developer who's been writing stories since he was six years old. On the non-fiction side, his influences include David Sedaris and Bill Bryson. But when he's writing sci-fi or fantasy, he turns to Jack Vance and Eiichiro Oda.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fun story. Reads a little too quickly, though. I would have liked to spend more time on the details. But the characters are all funny, and there's a lot of interesting action.