We are thrilled to be bringing back this amazing author! Her first book in the Cutlass Trilogy was absolutely loved by our followers and we know that this book will be to! So first lets get to know a bit more about this Author:
Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. She has a Bachelor’s in English Writing and a Master’s in Library Science and Information Technology. When she’s not writing she’s either working out or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.
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Flintlock is the second book in the Cutlass Trilogy. It continues Barren and his crew’s story.
Barren Reed hopes to protect the Orient
from his tyrant uncle, but his plans to make the King’s life a living hell
aren’t supported by the Elders of the pirate community. As it stands, Barren
has earned the Elders’ disdain for his carelessness, and they threaten him into
exile if he makes one more mistake.
Barren’s not the only one feeling the
Elders’ wrath—they don’t trust Larkin either. Worse, Barren can’t comprehend
Larkin’s wish to have a relationship with her father, and the secrets she’s
forced to keep create a tension that may pull them apart forever.
When the Pirates of Silver Crest begin to
die, bullets laced with dark magic are to blame. With more and more of these
weapons infiltrating the Underground, discovering who’s behind the
dissemination is no easy feat. As fear and tension mount among the people of
the Orient, Barren and his crew find themselves in a race against time to stop
the spread of dark magic before the world of Mariana spirals into collapse.
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Although Flintlock is Book Two in The Cutlass Series Author Ashley Nixon has done a superb job building this story to stand on its own. I have not read Cutlass which is Book One but am now intrigued to go back and read the beginning of Barren’s adventures. I’m certain I could do so and be pleased and not experience overpowering duplication.
Flintlock has dashing pirates, enlightened Elves hateful scoundrels, sword fights, near death experiences, magic and unfortunate love. The story has a nice cutthroat tempo. There is an engaging balance between edge of your seat action and plot building to allow you to catch your breath. The originality of Elf Pirates deserves two thumbs up for Author Ashley Nixon.
I enjoyed this story and it’s uniqueness. I looked forward to quickly removing Cutlass Book One from my TBR pile and will try to patiently 🙂 wait for Book Three.
FTC guidelines require me to disclose that I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an unbiased review. All review comments are honest and my own.