“I am so thrilled that Marsha Canham is writing again. This sequel to The Iron Rose features Gabriel Dante, brother to Juliet and daughter of Simon. The story picks up a couple of days after the end of TIR. We don't get many pirate adventures these days so this is a breath of fresh air.
Gabriel makes a fine, swashbuckling hero who is intelligent, brave, honorable, and daring. As the son of Simon Dante, the Pirate Wolf, this is no surprise. He has a softer side that not many people have seen. Enter heroine Eva Chandler. I liked her very much. She is strong, smart, practical, and loyal - a good match for the Captain. The tale is full of adventure, pirate treasure, evil villains, and romance.
That said, I don't think there was as much "history" in this book as in earlier books. I would have liked a bit more of this. I also missed the rest of the Dante clan and would have liked to have had at least an appearance by some of the family.
I am haoping that Canham is back in the groove and that it won't be another 8 years before her next book. I am hoping for Jonas' story next.
Tinabelle wrote this review Monday, April 9, 2012.