November 17, 2020
Praise for The Bright & Breaking Sea:
“Neill’s creative reinterpretation of the Napoleonic Wars is diverse and gripping, and the growing bond between the well-matched Kit and Grant is sure to conquer readers’ hearts.”—Publishers Weekly
“Magic and sea battles set in a world that gives more than a nod to the Napoleonic wars—entertaining and fun!” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs
“The Bright and Breaking Sea is an utter delight. I deeply enjoyed my voyage with Kit Brightling and her loyal and charming crew and would happily sail with them anywhere.”–Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians
“The Bright and Breaking Sea contains plenty of shooty boats, pirates, and pistachio nougats, plus a heroine worth cheering for and some magic I wish I could tap into myself. Set sail with Captain Kit Brightling; you’ll like the cut of this story’s jib.” — Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of Ink & Sigil
Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery.
Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles’ Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte’s fleet. Her ship is small, but she’s fast—in part because of Kit’s magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for.
Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn’t know him or his motives—and she’s dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who’s been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia.
Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall….