The sweeping, sparkling first book in a brand new series that will delight fans of The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club and The Girl of Ink and Stars.
“A feast for the imagination . . . an enthralling adventure.” – Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song
“This swashbuckling tale has it all – storms in jars, magic kraken bells, lost cities and a truly unique pirate ship. I loved it.” – Alex Bell, author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Aleja is a dreamer who longs for a life of magic and adventure.
So when a mysterious ship arrives in her Spanish harbour city, crewed by a band of ruthless women, Aleja knows it’s sailed right out of a legend. And it wants her. But life aboard the Ship of Shadows is more than even she bargained for.
It will take all of Aleja’s strength and skill to gain the trust of her fellow pirates – and discover what they are risking everything to find . . .