YA Historical Fiction
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Cecily Hastings’ plan to escape her captor is thwarted when he gambles her away in a game of dice. Now, instead of getting her first taste of freedom, she’s rotting in a cell on the Hellbound, a pirate ship under the command of Captain Finnigan Worley. Cecily, however, has no plans of sticking around with a captain known for his heartless deeds.
As soon as they make port, Cecily attempts to alert the Royal Navy as to the pirates’ whereabouts. But when she stumbles upon Captain Worley liberating people from a life of abuse and servitude in her attempt to get away, she questions everything she thought she knew about the infamous buccaneer.
When she’s recaptured and taken back to the ship, Cecily vows to figure out the captain’s humanitarian angle. The more she learns, the more she believes in his benevolent mission. With the Royal Navy closing in, she must decide if she’s willing to fight beside Captain Worley or turn him over to the gallows for a chance at her own freedom.