"The Intended" by Sten Eirik is a marvellous pirate story with great historical insights, action, twists and romance.
A Swedish officer and his bride become victims of pirates, which leaves her dead and him a changed man.
The Swedish perspective in a Carribbean tale set in the late 1700s was fascinating and informative. The character depth and captivating writing style add to this nicely. The book has a lot going for it right from the start; I knew after a few pages this would be good - and it was.I found the narrative structure at times challenging with the back and forth between 1792 and 1795 but apart from that the story is well presented and makes for some fascinating reading.