Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
P. J. Daniels’ Queen Of Black Sails is a short fantasy tale that tells an adventurous story. It is packed with magic, sudden twists of events, and suspense. Everything begins when the protagonist, the daring Captain Sarah Chartimands, rescues an old friend after attacking a ship. Sarah lives in a magical world with her crew of pirates and is scheming to steal the king’s gold. However, her plan is not perfect, and when something goes wrong, she finds herself hunted and fearing for her life. At that point, she reflects on her situation and many doubts overwhelm her. Will she be able to find her way out of this impossible situation?
Readers who love adventurous and magical stories will find Queen Of Black Sails very much to their liking. This fast-paced and short novel is praiseworthy because it combines a straightforward plot and fantasy elements. It does not linger on long descriptions, but the main ingredients of the story color it with magic. P. J. Daniels has used some popular elements such as pirates, magic, and a treasure hunt to make this an exciting story. The characters are interesting, relatable, and as in the case of Captain Sarah Chartimands, they have the features of superheroes. Captain Sarah is a strong woman, and she really is the one around whom the whole action revolves. I recommend Queen Of Black Sails to young adults who love fantasy stories and to older readers who appreciate a fantastic trip.