Alessandra must escape.
Darkness, so thick it threatens to consume everything around it, works as ideal cover, concealing a dauntless young girl as she creeps aboard the pirate ship lying in harbor in seventeenth-century Port Royal. When darkness fades to light, she must find a way to stay safe. She must hide in plain sight.
Alessandra must convince a ship full of rowdy, unscrupulous, battle-ready pirates that she belongs. By assuming the identity of a young boy, she learns to sail, fight, and steal, always aware that if she is ever discovered, it could cost her everything.
When her path intersects with Benjamin Avery, a man of faith, the life she has built for herself is suddenly at risk. He sees through her charade, but what will he do with that knowledge?
Everything seems poised to come to a crashing end as she clings to her secrets, though now it is not only her life but also the life of her crew at stake.
Friendships formed through the trials and hardships of life at sea in the golden age of piracy, when danger lurks in every cove, will be tested to the breaking point; and nothing will ever be the same, for any of them.