Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time.
This book was good old fashioned, clean fun!! The MC was a spoiled rotten child of a great (rich) pirate. Within the first couple of chapters this boy was betrayed by the people he held most dear, nearly killed a few times over, ran afoul of gypsy cronies, and thrust into the very distinctly un-noble, gritty, thieving life in the underbelly of London's seedy streets. The character development as well as the world building were extremely well done and the very obvious PG rating did not at all detract from my enjoyment of the book. This is an excellent book for younger readers and especially for reluctant young boy readers since the MC is an easy to sympathize with young man who you can't help but root for in the end. The pace is quick and the writing is succinct. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.