a Pirate, bound by a centuries-old oath — a Knight, determined to prove her calling — a Legacy, demanding surrender
As Keeper of the Seahorse Legacy, Cazien de Pollis is a King among pirates, divinely appointed to dispense justice on the seas. Bound by the sacred oath of a long-dead ancestor, he must fulfill a contract to wed the green-eyed Oracle’s Daughter named therein—or risk losing everything he and his people hold dear. But at nineteen, with the identity of his betrothed only recently revealed, Cazien resents the contract—and the urgency within him to see it satisfied.
Erielle de Gladiel returned from the quest for the Remedy, changed. Not only are her formerly-blue eyes now a brilliant shade of green, but she must don gloves to hide inky evidence that her prophetically-bestowed title, the Oracle’s Daughter, demands more from her than the task already completed. Erielle’s dearest-held dream is realized when she is knighted by her King, but unbeknownst to her, that very honor jeopardizes the prophesied purpose to which she and Cazien have been called. Just as Cazien summons the courage to collect his bride, dark rumors and darker deeds crawl up the coasts, calling its guardians, the Seahorse Pirates, into action—and Cazien away from Erielle. But even though the Oracle’s Daughter knows nothing of the contract to which she has been consigned, Cazien’s enemies have somehow learned of his interest in Erielle. And if they reach her before his ancestor’s weighty oath is executed, the Seahorse Legacy will be forfeited . . . and darkness will be given reign.
The third book in this series-within-a series, The Seahorse Legacy begins an epic re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses which will conclude in Eyes of E’veria, Book 4: The Sunken Realm, coming in 2015.
I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed Serena Chase’s The Seahorse Legacy before now ~ maybe some weird mind meld has been happening and the Cobolds left a little of their strange magic behind…but I digress by pondering the evil ones in Serena’s first two books, The Ryn and The Remedy. Okay, now to her story of pirates and chameleon eyes, swords and legacies, knights and honour! Loved, loved The Seahorse Legacy and the development of Erielle and Cazien as characters, having first met them in the previous novels. Now, you don’t have to have read The Ryn and The Remedy for The Seahorse Legacy to make sense but goodness, why wouldn’t you? Serena writes in an entertaining and engaging manner, blending unexpected twists and turns throughout the tale. Cazien is a fabulous hero – a pirate at heart, but with a respect for his spiritual heritage, despite bucking from time to time against the legacy enforced upon him. Charming, heroic, and a wee bit wicked when the situation calls for it, he is the perfect foil for the determined and occasionally naive, Erielle – a young woman determined to prove her doubters wrong and hardly a girl to get involved with a worldly pirate, no matter how protective he is starting to become. The world Serena has created, the nod to Grimm’s famous fairy tale, appealing and vivid characterisation, make The Seahorse Legacy a book to treasure. Write on, Serena ~ Cazien’s ship simply can’t sail without us!
With thanks to the author for my review copy
Relz Reviewz Extras
Character spotlight on Cazien & Erielle
Character spotlight on Julien & Rynnaia
Reviews of The Ryn and The Remedy
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