Ivory Shepard didn’t want to be a pirate when she grew up but she didn’t plan on being orphaned and alone at thirteen with her three cousins either. After a Spanish raid in Charles Towne left them with nothing, Ivory held her cousins together, trained them to fight for their lives and led them to a life of quiet refuge on the banks of the Ashley River. Believing they were out of reach of the hands of unscrupulous men, they found life on the farm a tolerable substitute for the traditional alternatives life would force onto them—until the night the pirates showed up. Unfortunately for the pirates, these handy young women were ready, and they weren’t going anywhere without a fight.
Amazing adventure with amazing women!, December 23, 2015
This review is from: IVORY DAWN (The Razor’s Adventures) (Kindle Edition)
An amazing start to what can only be more amazing adventures from brave women that I can’t wait dive into! She had me at “pirates”! This is a prequel to the rest of the books in this series about Ivory and her cousins. It had me hooked from the start! Just in this prequel, I could see so clearly how brave, resourceful, witty, determined, and strong these women are! I loved Ivory and her cousins. P.S. Bartlett truly has a gift for storytelling and amazing character development! If it can shine through so extraordinarily in just 20 pages I am so very eager and excited to see what she does in the full length books! I would recommend this to people that love all different genres- action/adventure, pirates, period pieces, historical fiction, thrillers, romance(there was none to speak of in the prequel but in the series) It’s just an all around amazing book! I felt like I was THERE in the story. I felt everything the girls were feeling. It wasn’t just a “read”- it was an experience! This is a book that will be included in my Best Books of 2015! If you’re reading this- I don’t know why you haven’t bought it yet! Go ahead! Yoyre missing an amazing adventure!
*I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
Great Book and Introduction!, February 12, 2016
This review is from: Ivory Dawn: The Razor’s Adventures (Paperback)
You know me, so you know how much I love the covers to this series! I’ve not seen anything like it before. The colors are rich and the pictures, though brief, are amazing! It’s original and speaks volumes to me! Also, the interior of the book is gorgeous. There are illustrations and the fonts perfect for my feeble eyes. Plus’s all around on this.
The story is great as well. Ivory Dawn is an introduction to Demon’s & Pearls, the first novel of the series. Ivory Shepard and her cousins were trying to live a good, quiet life along a river, as farmers. Unfortunately, a group of pirates, headed by Captain Barclay had other plans. Through Ivory’s skills and training given to her cousins, they not only survive the raid but win a spot abroad the Demon Sea, Captain Barclay’s ship.
Ivory Dawn is a brief novella that kicks off my adventure on the high seas. I loved the book and I’m all set to go!