Monday, July 11, 2011
Fire on Dark Water by Wendy Perriman, 326 pages
Lola is a gypsy with a gift for dancing. She is stolen from her family and her innocence sold, with Lola dumped on the streets afterwards. Forced to make a living by stealing, she is caught and sentenced to transporting to the New World in America. She becomes an indentured servant, with some basic medical knowledge. Lola steals away and ends up "married" to Edward Teach or the infamous Blackbeard. Being the thirteenth wife of this notorious pirate doesn't bode well for Lola's future, can she survive where so many others didn't?
This is an extremely dark read, with Lola Blaise assaulted, beaten, and degraded numerous times. The plot is gripping and fast moving though, filled with characters that are larger than life. Filled with many sexual encounters of a forced nature, this is not a book for the faint of heart.