Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Black Spot Books

Mystery, Myth & Magic Meet in an Epic Adventure of Two Women Lost at Sea—
and the Secret that Binds Them Together


The year is 1716—the Golden Age of Pirates. An orphan who sleeps in the dusty kitchens of a quayside brothel, Merrin Smith is desperate to unravel the secrets of her past and find the truth about the events that brought her to the Caribbean island of Isla Perla as a child. Disguised as a sailor, and with the help of her longtime friend Claudette, Merrin joins the crew of the pirate ship Riptide, helmed by the notorious Captain Erik Winters. Tenacious and rumored a madman, Winters is known as much for his ruthlessness as for his connection to the enigmatic and beautiful proprietress of the Goodnight Mermaid, Evangeline Dahl, who vanished from Isla Perla two summers before.

At sunset the Riptide sails for the mythical island of Bracile, a place hidden between air and sea and that exists only for a moment every two years, and which has never returned any man who has sailed for its shores. The journey will be perilous and long, and it will take Merrin far away from the only home she’s ever known. Because she can read, Merrin will serve as the Captain’s apprentice, deciphering old texts for clues to the island’s whereabouts as the ship sails through haunted, frozen waters and into the very heart of the ocean. As she struggles to navigate the rough, seafaring life aboard a pirate ship, Merrin must keep her identity hidden from the scrupulous gaze of not only Captain Winters, but also Mister Brandon Dunn, the ship’s surly, legend-spouting quartermaster, and Tom Birch, the charming boatswain Merrin can’t help but feel drawn to.

As the Riptide makes its way to Bracile, Merrin begins to suspect that the men she has worked so hard to deceive may in fact be more connected to her than she would have imagined, and that perhaps her own past might have more to do with the Dunn’s legends and myths than she ever could have guessed.

In The Isle of Gold [Black Spot Books, October 9, 2018] Merrin Smith must face perilous waters, cursed sea goddesses, and the embodiments of some of the ocean’s most terrifying legends as she not only struggles to survive her journey, but to find the answers to the mysteries of her past.

A story where history meets fantasy, The Isle of Gold is an epic, emotional adventure of two women—one desperate to save herself, and the other determined to be rescued—and the secret which binds them together.

“For as long as men have sailed the ocean, they have told stories about the sea,” says Jane. “It’s a place of mystery, myth, and magic—and this makes The Isle of Gold a perfect setting for an epic adventure that is not only a tale of historical fiction, but of the very evolution of a woman’s spirit as she seeks to find herself in a world of unpredictability and uncertainty.”

“There is an old saying that ‘the cure for anything is saltwater—tears, sweat, or the sea.’ In The Isle of Gold, Merrin’s journey requires all three.”

I just stumbled upon this new upcoming book the other day and it just sounds incredible! Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous I also love that it's a story where history meets fantasy. It sounds like it could be right up my alley!

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  1. Ooh, ooh, I just saw this one this morning on NetGalley!!! It sounds like a good one for sure.

  2. Hope you enjoy this book when you get to read it!

  3. That cover is absolutely stunning! I think that the historical fantasy genre is super intriguing. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

  4. Oooo, that cover reminds me of Sky in the Deep's cover lololololol I am so obsessed with that book. :D I hope you enjoy this one when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. It does now that you mention it! And I just got my hands on Sky in the Deep the other day. :P

  5. The cover looks dark and creepy, and the story sounds quite fascinating, so I'm totally curious! :D

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

  6. Looks good. In fact, has she got an octopus around her neck? Hope you enjoy it!

    Here is my pick for this week:

    Happy Hump Day!

  7. I need more books about pirates in my life!

  8. I love it when history and fantasy meet too! This sounds like it will be a good one. I am adding it to my wish list as well. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Me too. I love both genres so the two coming together would be close to perfection. :D

  9. I see a tentacle - sign me up!

  10. That cover is spectacular! Great pick!

  11. Oh I'm so far behind but this looks super creepy and totally awesome all at the same time!

  12. I have to admit I don't know if I really don't like or if I love the cover :P I feel pretty torn about it! I have only read one or two books with pirates in them actually, so it would be a nice experience for me to try this one.


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