Seafaring stories are usually written for men - but following the success of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl women are desperate to read about pirates. Beyond du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek however, there is nothing suitable - until now! Helen Hollick's latest exciting project, Sea Witch is a full blooded sea faring adventure with a subtle supernatural subplot which particularly appeals to women and older teenagers but has plenty to offer male readers. As with Helen Hollick's acclaimed historical fiction novels her research and accuracy is meticulous, while the action is breathtaking and her characters - as always with Ms Hollick's writing - take on a life of their own. Set in the 1700 s, the Golden Age of Piracy, Sea Witch puts pirates firmly back into everyone s imagination and takes you on the first voyage of Captain Jesemiah Acorne. Captain Jesemiah Jes, to his friends has been a pirate from the age of fifteen with only two loves, his ship Sea Witch and his freedom. His life is about to change, however, when he and his crewmates encounter Tiola Oldstagh an insignificant girl, or so they assume. Soon they will find out what she really is a white witch, bound to do good and fight evil. On the run from pirate hunters and his elder half brother, Jesamiah s only hope rests with Tiola and the crewmates to come to his rescue, and he must finally make a choice between his life as a pirate and his love for Tiola.