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A rip-roaring pirate romance and mystery
 
In a world where infants with magical powers are torn from their parents to be raised by the mysterious and powerful Danisoba, who have a monopoly on magic, Kestrel has managed to keep her abilities concealed—and herself free. First hiding in back alleys as a street urchin, she hid when they killed her parents, and then served as a young tavern maid before escaping to sea, where magic is cancelled by water.
 
Now an adult, as the quartermaster of a pirate ship, Kestrel loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret—that she has magical control over the wind.
 
One day a black ship appears, and her life changes. Its captain is a handsome rogue of whom Kestrel is strangely, constantly aware.
 
When Kestrels captain is led into a trap and is arrested, she gathers her crew and sets sail in relentless pursuit. . . .

Review:

"This rollicking debut combines swashbuckling sea adventure, fantasy and romance with great success. Kestrel was born a Promise, a child with magical talents, and as such sought by the Danisoban mages who control all use of magic. After the Danisoban Brethren kill her parents, Kestrel survives as a street urchin and tavern maid before running away to sea. The sea cancels Danisoban magic, but Kestrel soon learns she retains her untrained ability to command the weather. She signs on with Capt. Artemus Binns, only to see him arrested for piracy and hauled away. Kestrel promptly sets sail in pursuit and finds herself in the middle of a civil war between the Ageless King of the Danisobans and his treacherous and ambitious son, Prince Jeremie. Massey's world building can be a little sparse, but there's enough spirit of adventure to carry Kestrel (and the reader) past the occasional plot hole, with plenty left over for sequels." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Throughout her childhood, Kestrel managed to keep her supernatural abilities concealed. Now an adult, she loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret--that she has magical control over the wind.

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“A lively tale of reckless pirates, ruthless bounty hunters, reluctant mages, and romantic adversaries. Fun, fast-paced, and full of action.”

--Sharon Shinn, author of The Thirteenth House

Synopsis:

Quartermaster of an infamous pirate ship, feisty Kestrel loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret—that she has magical control over the wind.

One day a black ship appears, and her life changes. Its captain is a handsome rogue of whom Kestrel is strangely, constantly aware.  When Kestrels captain is led into a trap and arrested by royal agents, hes whisked away to face trial before the king.  With the handsome stranger following her every move, Kestrel gathers her determined crew and sets sail in relentless pursuit. 

About the Author

Misty Massey lives in South Carolina. Mad Kestrel is her first novel.

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JCBunnell, March 28, 2009 (view all comments by JCBunnell)
This is a piratical adventure with its feet planted firmly on the foredeck -- lively but not over-the-top and clever without being self-conscious. Kestrel is a heroine with as much common sense as she has style, and the seafaring scenes will make your armchair sway as the waves get rough. It's rare for such a modern-minded yarn to so closely capture the tone of the good old-fashioned swashbucklers, but Massey has the ear to pull it off.
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KASEYGRAM, December 26, 2008 (view all comments by KASEYGRAM)
Loved this book - magic, romance, battle, excitement, everything a gal could want.
In fact I was enjoying it so much, that when my copy was destroyed in a car fire, the FIRST thing I HAD to replace was this book, so I could see how it ended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765318022
Author:
Massey, Misty
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Women sailors
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.72 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This rollicking debut combines swashbuckling sea adventure, fantasy and romance with great success. Kestrel was born a Promise, a child with magical talents, and as such sought by the Danisoban mages who control all use of magic. After the Danisoban Brethren kill her parents, Kestrel survives as a street urchin and tavern maid before running away to sea. The sea cancels Danisoban magic, but Kestrel soon learns she retains her untrained ability to command the weather. She signs on with Capt. Artemus Binns, only to see him arrested for piracy and hauled away. Kestrel promptly sets sail in pursuit and finds herself in the middle of a civil war between the Ageless King of the Danisobans and his treacherous and ambitious son, Prince Jeremie. Massey's world building can be a little sparse, but there's enough spirit of adventure to carry Kestrel (and the reader) past the occasional plot hole, with plenty left over for sequels." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Throughout her childhood, Kestrel managed to keep her supernatural abilities concealed. Now an adult, she loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret--that she has magical control over the wind.
"Synopsis" by ,

“A lively tale of reckless pirates, ruthless bounty hunters, reluctant mages, and romantic adversaries. Fun, fast-paced, and full of action.”

--Sharon Shinn, author of The Thirteenth House

"Synopsis" by ,

Quartermaster of an infamous pirate ship, feisty Kestrel loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret—that she has magical control over the wind.

One day a black ship appears, and her life changes. Its captain is a handsome rogue of whom Kestrel is strangely, constantly aware.  When Kestrels captain is led into a trap and arrested by royal agents, hes whisked away to face trial before the king.  With the handsome stranger following her every move, Kestrel gathers her determined crew and sets sail in relentless pursuit. 

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