Voyage of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack #bookreview #pirates #TuesdayBookblog

An honorable man is mistaken for his disreputable father. Now he’s pushed into a political scheme to start a war that will spread across multiple kingdoms. James Cuttler’s fiancé is being held captive to ensure he goes through with the plan.

He soon decides his skills are at sea and procures a ship to wage war upon those who disrupted his simple life. He can’t do it alone, so he recruits a band of cutthroats to help him. But first, they need guns and munitions to outfit the ship properly. Deception and trickery will only get them so far. Eventually, they’re going to have to engage the enemy.

James’ goals aren’t necessarily the same as his crew. It’s a delicate balancing act to collect enough loot to keep his crew happy, while guiding them back to rescue the girl.

Voyage of the Lanternfish is filled with adventure, magic, and monsters. Lots of monsters. Hoist the colors and come along for the ride. 

I’ve read several books by C.S. Boyack, and by now, I’ve come to expect wildly inventive world-building, charming characters, and a thrilling adventure.  This book definitely didn’t alter those expectations.

Where can I find me some root monsters?  I’d love to have a bushel of my own.  These guys made me laugh out loud so many times, I lost count.  They’re quite the little scoundrels, and a valuable addition to the crew.  Speaking of the crew, they’re a diverse, boisterous crowd with varied backgrounds, and kind of a family of their own making.  Everyone brings a special skill to the table.  And they’re pirates!  Who doesn’t love a good pirate tale?

If you’re looking for adventure on the high seas, quirky characters, a hint of magic, and a touch of romance, Voyage of the Lanternfish fits the bill quite nicely.

 

35 thoughts on “Voyage of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack #bookreview #pirates #TuesdayBookblog

  1. I couldn’t agree more, Teri. Craig is so creative. He tells a wonderful story. Pirate stories have action and adventure baked into them, but he elevates the concept. And no one loves the root monsters more than I do. If they became a movie, I know they’d be bigger than Minions. I I I I !

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  2. I’m in complete agreement with with you, Teri (and Staci)! Craig always tells an imaginative tale, but Voyage of the Lanternfish is in a league of its own. Between the colorful characters and those scene-stealing root monsters, this book was hard to put down. I have my fingers crossed for more books in Craig’s Lanternfish world.
    Maybe if we get the root monsters to badger him 😀

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  3. I’m getting around late today. Been driving for six hours as part of my job. So excited to see this posted. I’ll share it everywhere I can and loop back through for comments. Thrilled that you enjoyed the story.

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      1. I’m surprised they got so much attention. They were just meant to fill in the cracks, kind of like Scrat. Doesn’t matter, I’m thrilled that everyone loves them. Really appreciate your posting about Lanternfish.

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  4. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    I’ve been driving all day and just checked into my hotel. What a wonderful discovery to find this. Head over to Teri’s and check out her review of Lanternfish. While you’re there, she has a few great books of her own, and is a blogger worth following.

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    1. Ack!! So late replying to this Sarah – buried in my inbox. Thanks! If you enjoyed the hat, add this one to your TBR. You’ll be wanting root monsters of your own, I promise.

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