When Chrissie Warren's sailor father fails to return from his latest voyage, the 13-year-old girl in colonial Virginia discovers he’s been captured by pirates. Disguised as a boy, she signs onto a merchant ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to find and rescue him. On the journey, she discovers – Herself.
Pedro Morillo is the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. He swoops down on merchant ships of all nations but has a special hatred for the English. Rarely does any victim escape to tell the tale. Filled with pitched battles at sea, kidnapping and hurricanes young officer Courtenay beards the lion in his den for a final showdown to the death in the tradewinds.
When a starvan ran from his wedding, nets came out all over human space. They translated it as "prince of investment." Even some of his own people had forgotten what it meant.
The Shadow Syndic thought they could use a starvan as bait for a trap, but his loved friend was still alive. The top man thought human space was his. There is only one true king! The dragon king!