Tamora Pierce meets the Age of Sail
Nile, Princess of Ashing, was groomed to command her kingdom’s fleet—until she lost the key to the enemy’s cipher. Expelled from the navy and facing forced marriage, Nile disguises herself as a lowly sailor and enlists to a ship patrolling a distant outpost. With a cowardly captain, lazy crew, and a cruel, too-handsome, first officer, the ship falls gravely short of Nile’s standards. But when the outpost turns vital to Ashing’s survival, this ship and crew are all Nile has to save her kingdom.
TIDES, a 2-book series, is Alex Lidell’s newest YA fantasy.