I was SO happy to be back in the Bullet Seas with Caledonia and her shipmates. Steel Tide picks up right where Seafire left off: the Bullets have taken Caledonia's ship and left her for dead. But she makes new friends with some who have left Aric's forced servitude, and they conscript a ship and save Caledonia's crew. Action-packed, full of fierce and fully fleshed out women, and utterly unputdownable, this book will leave readers screaming for the conclusion.
— Melissa Fox
The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord's powerful fleet.
Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she's not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades escaped Aric Athair's clutches and now live a nomadic existence, ready to disappear at a moment's notice should trouble come their way.
But Caledonia wants to do more than just hide. She wants to find the Mors Navis and her beloved sisters. She wants to continue fighting Aric's fleet and to take back the Bullet seas. She'll need to do everything in her power to convince the Blades that fighting is their only option, that there has to be a life better than the one under Aric Athair's reign, and that finding the women of the Mors Navis is the first step to revolution.
About the Author
Natalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife. She tweets @nataliecparker.
"Will have readers eager for the final installment. An immersive, adventurous pleasure." —Kirkus
"Parker delivers the same electricity and magic here as she did in Seafire, maintaining a gripping pace and high tension. The story's perilous situations, non-stop adventure, and refreshingly unpredictable plot twists rise easily to the surface, but the tale also plumbs the depths of war's gray areas, questioning whether any side in a war can truly be all good or all bad." —Booklist
"Steel Tide returns readers to the exciting world of piracy and peril but also distinguishes itself as a character-driven saga, led by a dynamic female protagonist and filled with riveting secondary characters. In this tale of heroism and heart, readers will find themselves delightfully captured by Caledonia and her crew, quickly turning page after page and savoring each moment of the journey." —VOYA
PRAISE FOR SEAFIRE:
"One of the most spell-binding adventures of the year. This is female piracy at its best." —The San Francisco Chronicle
"The best kind of fantasy. . . . impossible to put down." —Paste
"The pace of the book is fast and relentless, and the action sequences tense and believable, but the best moments are the ones in which the female relationships shine." —NPR
"One of the year's most anticipated new fantasies." —Entertainment Weekly
"A fast-paced, thrilling tale." —BuzzFeed
“Incredible.” —SyFy Wire
"This is Mad Max by way of Davy Jones, a high-energy, breathless adventure." —Booklist
"A gutsy tale of sisterhood, courage, and unshakeable trust. You don’t want to miss this book!” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' “In these turbulent times, Seafire gives teens just what they need: A reminder that with unity and courage, they can rise up and ultimately change the world." —Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series
“As smart, ferocious, and uncompromising as its crew, Seafire is the adventure you’re looking for. I have such a crush on this book!" —Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken