‘Daughter of the Pirate King’: A quick, addicting read for fantasy lovers


Sarin K

Daughter of the Pirate King’ was published on February 28, 2017 and has an average rating of 4.03 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

He is trying to enchant me in the way I’m enchanting him. It’s a usual response. But it never works, of course. 

I am always the one in control. 

The book Daughter of the Pirate King is the first book in the duology written by Tricia Levenseller. If you enjoy quick and interesting books with strong female protagonists that are always ready for a fight, you should definitely read this book! 

In the beginning of Daughter of the Pirate King, Alosa Kalligan, a female pirate, is kidnapped and taken hostage by enemy pirates who want to demand a heavy ransom from the Pirate King in exchange for his kidnapped daughter. What they were not aware of is that kidnapping Alosa was not a real victory. Alosa wanted to be taken captive on their ship to find and steal something very valuable. The book takes its readers through Alosa’s quest to steal a piece of a map from the Allemos Pirate Ship. This map leads to an island full of treasure, and Alosa is determined to steal it for her father, the Pirate King. 

Alosa Kalligan is constantly underestimated by men because she is a female pirate, but she uses their lack of knowledge to her advantage. She is an extremely smart and strong pirate and the task at hand would be very easy for her if it weren’t for the enemy captain’s brother, Riden Allemos. Riden is the young, clever, and handsome first mate on the pirate ship, who is in charge of watching over Alosa to make sure she does not escape; however, he seems to be getting a little too observant and discovering things about Alosa that have been kept secret from enemies for a long time. 

Daughter of the Pirate King is beautifully written with its unique characters, each with their distinct personalities and talents, and action-packed plot. Even though some scenes felt a bit rushed, the author does a great job describing the type of world the book takes place in, as well as the detailed fighting scenes that leave readers’ hearts racing. Every chapter ends in a cliffhanger that makes it impossible for readers to put the book down. 

To add to the suspenseful and riveting events in the book, the author adds a touch of romance between Riden and Alosa. The enemies to lovers romance, which includes lots of hilarious banter and heartwarming moments, provides the characters some relief from the intense conflict and action. The romance with Riden was one of my favorite things about this book, though I wished the author would have made Riden a more important character in the fighting scenes as well.

Although Alosa is already one of the strongest and most powerful pirates at the start of the duology, she still goes through some character development as she discovers secrets about her past and makes new discoveries about herself with the help of Riden, making her even more powerful and unstoppable. 

Daughter of the Pirate King is an enjoyable book filled with absorbing plot twists and steamy romance. I loved this book and definitely recommend reading it if you are ever in a reading slump or want a quick and interesting read!