Swept Up by the Sea: A Romantic Fairy Tale

by Tracy Hickman , Laura Hickman

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Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate. The only problem is, no one at the rough-and-tumble seaport of Blackshore will allow him anywhere near a ship!

Percival must find other means to win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence Magrathia-Paddock, who has mistaken him for a pirate rogue out of one of her romantic books. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul—and she will even arrange her own kidnapping to prove it.

Percival eventually find himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of reluctant pirates, a jilted fiancee, a reclusive master shipwright, and an old professor with a magical secret that could kill them all. Join the strangest assortment of characters you'll ever meet on the Nine Seas as they set sail for treasure and romance!

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Product Details

PublishedShadow Mountain (July 1, 2013)
Pages320
Audiobook NarratorSimon Vance
Runtime9 Hrs. 55 Min.

About the Authors

Tracy Hickman

Tracy Hickman is a New York Times best-selling fantasy author who has published more than 40 novels, many of the co-authored with Margaret Weis. He published the first of his solo novels in 1995.

Tracy and his wife, Laura have been collaborating on fantastic works of fiction since their marriage in 1977. Together, Tracy and Laura have written role-playing games, screenplays, and works of fiction, including their first co-authored novel in 2004.

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Laura Hickman

Laura Hickman is credited as the first female designer of a published role-playing game module. Laura and her husband, Tracy wrote and edited the first science fiction movie filmed in space, and a copy of their DNA is currently in orbit on the International Space Station. They are the parents of four children and live in Utah.

Laura and her husband, Tracy have been collaborating on fantastic works of fiction since their marriage in 1977. Together, Laura and Tracy have written role-playing games, screenplays, and works of fiction, including their first co-authored novel in 2004.

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Reviews

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(based upon 3 reviews)

For those who like a silly adventure story
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I'm not a huge fantasy fan, but when I read the description for Swept Up by the Sea, I thought it sounded interesting. And, the comparison to The Princess Bride also helped me decide to give it a try.

It took me awhile to read Swept Up by the Sea, at least partially due to the story jumping around quite a bit as new characters were introduced. Once everything came together about half way through the story I found myself much more interested in it.

Overall the story is silly-I couldn't help but think of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies while I read it, although this isn't violent. I typically prefer stories that are a bit more serious, but I was intrigued by the shipwright's story and Vestia's situation.

light hearted fairy tale
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

31/2 STARS

I did not realize that there is a series of books this fits into. I kept expecting more from the story. Then I figured out the main characters were supposed to be silly, dramatic and not very smart. So I just decided to see where it was going and enjoy the ride.
So a few characters lived in their own fantasies and carried everyone with them. It is full of pirates, magic, mermaid, and silly people. It is a clean read recommend for young audience. Nothing is believable.

Percival gets told by a fortune teller that he needs to go on adventure. Go to sea and make his fortune. So he leaves his village and goes to a port town. He is full of pride, well dressed and tries to go to sea, but no one wants him.
Tuppence Magrathia-Paddock is the Govenor's spoiled daughter who is always reading books she should not read. While her father is gone goes down to the docks and runs into Percival and thinks he just like the main hero in the book so she renames him and thinks he is a pirate captain.
The Dragon bard was to arrange a wedding with Percival and Vestia Walters and all parties agreed except Percival was not around for it. So he needed to get them in same town.
Vestia could not believe he left the village instead of marrying her so she follows him. She does not want to look less that she was not worthy of Percival.
Percival has a lot of people wanting to use him for different reasons. He wants to be a pirate captain for Tuppence so he makes a list of what he needs. At least he is trying to get everything on his list.
Lots of characters, lots of action, drama and people realizing what love is and who is worthy of their love. Is treasure gold and jewels? or is it people caring about you and being unselfish.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it in exchange by Netgalley.
07/02/2013 PUB Shadow Mountain Publishing 320 pages ISBN:9781609076610

A FUN READ!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I LOVED this book!
A LOT of FANTASTIC SCENES, filled with tongue-in-cheek humor, are found in these pages! OH. SO. GOOD!

If you have read Tales of the Dragon's Bard: Eventide, then you have met our meddling story-teller, Edvard. He is only trying to NOT be eaten by providing wonderful stories for the dragon.

And he especially loves to meddle in stories that involve 'matters-of-the-heart! So he seduces a poor village girl, Vestia, and arranges a marriage between her and Percival Taylor....But Percival wants to seek his own fortune!

A chance meeting between Percival, Madame Zoltana and a deck of cards tells Percival that he must find his destiny at sea!

How can he become a legendary pirate and win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence, the girl of his dreams...the one that he just met, if no one will let him even near a ship in the port of Blackshore?

And to top that off, the Dragon Bard, along with his scribe, have finally caught up to him in hopes of bringing him back to Eventide. However, Edvard realizes a story might be in the making right here in Blackshore.

Alas, Edvard summons Vestia to come to Blackshore, while Percival finally gets a broken down ship along with a very INTERESTING and HILARIOUS crew!

And what of Tuppence? She is the governors daughter and the first lady of Blackshore. She is suppose to be bred in all of the finest things. However she fancies the forbidden and the scoundrels...

So when she reads a book written by the Dragon's Bard, and runs into Percival who just happens to look just like the pirate in the book, she will do anything to become the love of said pirate...even go so far as to kidnap herself.

When the two women meet, and fight over Percival, he comes to understand "why men go to sea."

Strange characters you will find as you sail along with Percival in hopes of finding treasure and romance!

It is your destiny to read this book and be "swept up by the sea."

A FUN, FUN READ!
LOVED IT!

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