Originally posted on 13 Apr 2024

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al-Sirafi is a pirate who’s retired from her seafaring and wants nothing more than to fix her roof and spend time with her family. Then, as often seems to happen in these stories, her past comes back to disrupt her new life.

It was a fun story. Many buckles are swashed, plus there’s magic and history. Chakraborty did a ton of research to ensure the setting of the book is as historically accurate as possible, which I appreciate. Being able to learn about the history of a region of which I have little knowledge adds a lot to the book for me.

This is the first book in what looks like it’ll be a five book series about Amina and her friends, and after finishing it I’m already looking forward to the rest.