The Buccaneer's Apprentice (The Cassaforte Chronicles #2)
On his first sea voyage away from the magical city of Cassaforte, seventeen-year-old Nic Dattore awakens to find the vessel overrun by marauding pirates—and everyone else on board kidnapped or killed. After slaying the pirate who attacked him, Nic tosses a torch into a cache of gunpowder and blows up the ship.
Washed up on a deserted island, Nic and a motley crew of castawa...more
But I was really impressed with Briceland's "The Buccaneer's Apprentice." The story is written and plotted well, and does not fall into the common trap of talking down to the reader. Inf...more
A fascinating addition to an already well-built world. Like I’ve probably said before way back when, but this guy is worthy of a Tamora Pierce mention—SEVERAL OF THEM! First of all, who can resist pirate stories? (Except me, when I’m in one of my moods.) V. Briceland is awesome about leading people a certain way and then turning around and going, “Hahaha! I seriously had you going for a loop, didn’t I?” And even though Nic can be SUCH A DO...more
The plot was interesting. And it was easy to get caught up in the story.
Darcy was annoying at first but she soon became somewhat of a comical character for me, especially the "bonking heads" part of her. I liked Maxl a lot, especially his dialogue. The troupe, I found, was just the right touch to add since it brought freshness to the story.
Nic was a true hero. Courageous, just, kind, smart.
The romance in here, I wish was a lot more. You get an inkling in the middle but it isn't til...more
Originally from Richmond, Virginia and a graduate of the College of William and Mary, Briceland now lives in Old Greenwich, C...more