K.L. Parry’s Works
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Note from the Author
I first published a draft of ‘The Pirate’s Daughter And A King’s Ransom’ in 2010. It was rough and not quite ready for public consumption. A second limited publication was made available in 2012, the cover featured on the popular television show ‘Pretty Little Liars’, but the manuscript was still not polished enough. Now, five years since that first draft, I finally have a shinning manuscript, along with a wonderful new cover that I hope you find does this epic adventure justice.
“The Pirate’s Daughter And A King’s Ransom”
Full Review from Historical Novel Review
K.L. Parry’s novel The Pirate’s Daughter And A King’s Ransom is a rousing, high seas adventure about 15-year-old Blue, her father, his nemesis, and Lady Rebecca Wolf. After Blue and her mother are summoned to Lord Wolf’s manor to work as temporary lace makers, Blue finds herself forging an unlikely friendship with Lord Wolf’s ill-tempered, tyrannical daughter Rebecca. When Blue’s departure for home threatens to separate them, Rebecca concocts a cruel scheme to keep them together forever. That’s where the adventure truly begins. After Blue escapes Lord Wolf’s manor, unwillingly taking Rebecca along, she sets out to find her father Perseus, who, unknown to Blue, is actually the famous pirate Dead Eye Pete. Capture by the mysterious, vindictive pirate William Thorn throws the two girls into a deadly game of cat and mouse. However, it is Thorn’s true identity and plans that are at the crux of Blue’s story. Just who is William Thorn? Why is he hell-bent on having revenge on Blue’s father? Will Blue and Rebecca ever return home… or even survive? First self-published in 2010, The Pirate’s Daughter And A King’s Ransom is filled with intriguing, admirably flawed characters whose lives connect in many thrilling ways. The settings are rich and believable, and the historical details are nicely woven throughout the story. The book is a fast-paced, enjoyable read geared toward young adults. Parry does a good job of keeping the reader guessing at what is coming next. More than once I found myself expecting one thing, and then pulled in another exciting direction. I look forward to K.L. Parry’s next novel.
Reviewed by Miranda Miller @ historicalnovelreview.blogspot.com
Posted May 14, 2012
This book had me captivated by the second page. Personally being a fan of pirates and the era makes me an easy target, however, the plot thickens well enough for any reader. This is a fantastic read and highly recommended.
Reviewed by Amanda @ manicreaders.com
Posted Aug. 18, 2011