Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Writing'A vivid and powerful story ...
Another tour de force by Alex Wheatle, a truly gifted storyteller' David OlusogaKemosha and her brother have lived their whole lives in slavery.
Sold away to work in lawless Port Royal, Kemosha takes her chance to escape brutal treatment.
With fortune on her side, Kemosha befriends Ravenhide, a man with a mysterious past who teaches her the art of swordfighting, and introduces her to the beautiful runaway Isabella. Yet Kemosha's greatest test yet is upon the deck of the Satisfaction: the notorious Captain Morganâ€™s ship.
His next adventure on the high seas could be the making of Kemosha â€“ and her one chance to earn enough pieces of eight to buy the freedom of her brother...
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