When I fist saw this book I got excited. The first thought that crossed through my head was “OMG please, please, please let it be a cross between Pride and Prejudice and The Princess Bride.”
If that wasn’t your first thought take a moment and think about.
Okay done thinking? Good!
If you have a similar imagination to mine, then this book pretty much lived up to your imagination. Instead of being captured by pirates, Darcy is mistaken for a pirate. He can prove he’s not the dread pirate but the officials need his help to capture his pirate double. Now you might be asking how distinguished Mr. Darcy was mistaken for pirate. Darcy really let himself go after Elizabeth turned him down.
It is while he is disguised that he is reunited with Elizabeth, who has been on the Isles of Scilly with her father visiting his sick sister. On their return trip to England a bad storm hits, their boat is blown off course and hit some rocks causing it to become stranded. There is an island near by and women are taken over to the island.
And that’s when the pirate adventure begins!
With out spoiling the adventure here are some of my favorite things in this novel as they relate to The Princess Bride
-As with Wesley and Buttercup it is a common phrase spoken my Mr. Darcy that alerts Elizabeth to his true identity.
-Just as Wesley bluffs his way out of a sword fight (since he is still paralyzed from being mostly dead) there is a great bluff during a sword fight.
-Just as Inigo and Fezzik go from kidnappers to good guys there are a few very likable “pirates” that turn into good guys.
While not related to The Princess Bride the new situation with Lidya and Wickham was wonderfully re-imagined to fit in with the new story line.
I will be reading this one again, and I suggest you pick it up to read too!
(Originally posted at Little Thoughts About Books)