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Born of the Sea is a short novella based on the true story of the infamous 18th-century gender-bending pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
‘The sea has always felt like my true birthplace. It is where I found myself. It is where I found Mary.’
New Providence island, 1719. A fierce and fearless Anne Bonny joins Jack Rackham and the crew of the pirate ship William, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Born of the Sea follows Anne as she cross-dresses, drinks and fights her way through the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. But Anne’s life is changed forever when she meets Mary Read, plotting a new course on a voyage of self-discovery.
‘Consistently engrossing…an absorbing, romantic twist on the traditional pirate’s tale.’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘An engrossing tale…utterly romantic.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A sexy, Sapphic, swashbuckling romp…I loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Brave and brilliant…This little book challenges gender and sexuality in a fresh and powerful way, which is remarkable given it is historical fiction.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful, adventurous love story…I couldn’t put it down!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a beautiful little novella. Read in one sitting – inhaled more like – and felt like I fell straight into the world Castle illustrated.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I highly recommend this to anyone who likes strong female leads. You won’t be disappointed.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A well-written tale of the famed lady pirates and their life on the high seas. Great little summer read.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was completely captivated from the first sentence to the last by this gem of a book. The atmosphere and the exploits of the pirates are so vivid, and Anne and Mary’s love was beautifully depicted. I could read about them for centuries.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
– Amazon and Goodreads reviews
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About Kate Castle
Kate Castle is the author of the best-selling adventure novella ‘Born of the Sea’. Her debut novel ‘Girl Island’ – a contemporary Young Adult adventure – is out now.
Kate’s books fall into the Young Adult and New Adult adventure and romance categories. Kate is passionate about representing young queer females in mainstream literature and writes about fierce, independent young women – the kind of characters she wished she could have read more about growing up.
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