Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King

By Author / Illustrator

Tricia Levenseller



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Pushkin Children's Books




Paperback / softback




Seventeen-year-old Alosa, daughter of the feared Pirate King, is on a mission. She must retrieve an ancient hidden map, the key to a legendary treasure trove. The catch? Alosa needs to conceal her considerable combat skills and allow herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But luckily, she has a few tricks up her sleeve- and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

See also:  Daughter of the Siren QueenVengeance of the Pirate Queen


Charlotte - Age 13

This book was so good. My mom read it first to approve it for me and she said that it was perfectly fine. I think that this book is so romantic and kinda funny. I was cheering for Alosa and Riden the whole time, and I was very content on how it ended! Loved book 2 as well!

Suggested Reading Age 14+


If you like plenty of action, adventure and a great storyline, then you need to read this first book of the new trilogy by Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King...

17-year-old Alosa is the daughter of the Pirate King. He sends her on a mission to retrieve part of an old map that will lead him to the island of the Sirens, where untold treasure lies. She must let herself be captured by the crew of the Night Farer another pirate ship so that she can search for this map. However, Alosa will not be like any captor they have ever encountered; she has had special training that rivals any combat skills this crew may have and further secret powers that will help her complete her mission. What Alosa didn't take into consideration, however, was her feelings towards Riden, the First Mate of the ship. Will Alosa succeed? Will Riden be her undoing?

Daughter of the Pirate King is a fast paced, well written story with very entertaining characters. It’s full of humour, secrets and romance set on the high seas. It is suitable for the 13+ reader - there are some scenes of violence, death, torture and sexual interactions, but nothing in too much depth. The story would also be great for book clubs due to the many discussion opportunities it provides.

I would have loved to have read some chapters from Riden's POV - but perhaps that is still to come. He's a great character, the interaction between him and Alosa is very entertaining, and I hope will be even stronger in the next book, Daughter of the Siren Queen, which I will definitely be reading.

320 pages / Reviewed by Linda Brown, school librarian

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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