Title: Captain Bjorn (Tales from The Compass #1)
Authors: Dru Wellington/Anyta Sunday
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Page Count: 66
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.00 stars out of 5
Aaron will do anything to save his family from being thrown out of their home. Anything. By day, he sings his throat raw busking, and by night, he uses his coin to gamble–cheat–wealthy men at the pier tavern.
It looks like he might succeed too . . . until he bets against pirates. Soon, Aaron finds himself indebted to two men—a pirate prince with a sinister smile and more sinister secrets; and Captain Bjorn, whose deep brown eyes and disarming smile make sinister seem . . . sweet.
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Sorry I had too, and really who doesn’t love a good pirate story. There are not enough pirate stories out there and on top of that: good ones. No need to fret here however, because this story was good!
First, I have to say I really did enjoy the author’s take on the Snow White and Rose Red fable. This had a Historical Sci-Fi flair to it which had me captivated considering its length.
The want between Aaron and Captain Bjorn was beautifully done. To watch Aaron figure out his path in life and his struggles to get there, both physically and emotionally was well done. So, when he realizes where his heart belongs, it is bewitching. Seriously, there are a few moments where I got a little teary eyed.
I really do hope that they the authors decide to continue on with Captain Bjorn and Aaron story since there are a few unanswered questions. Now there is a chance that the answers I am looking for might be answered in the Knights of the Compass series. So, I guess I will have to attack that series next.