Top 10 Reasons Pirates in Fiction are Awesome

Posted February 28, 2017 by Sara | Novel Novice 7 Comments


You guys, it’s heeeere! Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller is in stores TODAY!

I loved this book SO much and I’m so excited it’s out in the world now for all of you to buy, read, and enjoy. One of the reasons I love it so much is … PIRATES! We need more pirates in fiction! Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. Let me count the ways …

Top 10 Reasons Pirates in Fiction are Awesome

10. The rum is never really gone. At least, not when you have the perfect excuse to mix up a tropical cocktail to sip while you read.

9. Pirates say fun things.

8. Also, let’s not knock a good sea shanty.

7. Pirates can basically do whatever they want, so when it comes to fiction, it means pretty much anything goes.

6. Pirates also have a sense of freedom. They can go anywhere, do anything. No rules. (Except the code. Keep to the code.)

5. They are filled with adventure on the high seas and discovering exciting, new places.

4. Crazy, intense battle scenes. Explosions! Cannon fire! Sword fights!

3. Swoon-worthy characters. Pirates in fiction tend to be the bad guys with a heart of gold, and who doesn’t love that? Also: guyliner. So much guyliner.

2. Pirate stories can sometimes be incredibly romantic. (See above.)

1. As with Daughter of the Pirate King, sometimes you get some really kick-ass female characters. They have to hold their own against a bunch of scallywags, after all.

And now … what are you waiting for? Daughter of the Pirate King is in stores now – so go, go, go & get yourself a copy and start reading stat!

All this week, we are giving you a chance to win a copy of Daughter of the Pirate King thanks to our friends at Macmillan. To enter, tell us in the comments what do you love about pirates in fiction? — then fill out the Rafflecopter to complete your entry.

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7 responses to “Top 10 Reasons Pirates in Fiction are Awesome

  1. danielle hammelef

    I just finished reading Blue Tide and the heart of gold inside the captain of the pirate ship as well as the romance and tender side of a pirate gave me hours of fun reading at night. I love sailing with them and having adventures that I’ll only have in books (or movies as I love Jack Sparrow). And now I have another different pirate story to jump into. Yes!!

  2. Brynn

    I love the lack of rules and the sense of freedom that comes with pirates. It always leads to the most interesting and unexpected plot twists. Nothing like a pirate to keep you on your toes, eh?

  3. Sarah

    I love how they always want more adventure and their home will always be the sea. There is something romantic about the relationship between fictional pirates and their life on the oceans.

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