I got this as part of the set and so glad I did. The point where book one left off this one picked up and continued the story. I don't typically care for pirate stories but these books have changed my mind. I felt like I was there with the characters as they fought through problems and setbacks. While some issues were difficult (but critical to the story) they were handled discreetly. There were frequent references to God and I know that going along on the adventure showed me ways to strengthen my faith in adversity. I definitely recommend this book!
Book Two! Just as great as the first book, The Reliance continues its story. The storyline is so appealing, you are never disappointed. Sometimes you feel like you are a part of the story. The emotions are so real.....captivating! If you love reading about adventure on the high seas, pirates, romance and God's amazing power, you must own this trilogy!
As they battle the tempests that threaten to tear them apart, is there any way Edmund and Charlisse can regain the helm and steer their way back to the haven they both so desperately seek? Or will their love drown in a whirlpool of treachery and deceit?
This is a wonderfully written swashbuckling adventure. At the same time it is an incredibly well written look at how past baggage and methods of dealing with problems can take over again for believers when disaster strikes. The character development is fantastic, not only for the two main characters but also for a fairly large number of secondary ones.
Both Charlisse and Edmund had go-to ways of dealing with problems. As well as thought patterns that had developed before they accepted Christ. When they are torn apart and believe the worst they each revert to their past methods. The battle then becomes one of trying to trust God and believe what they had learned of Him.
Not only does this well-written books have an intriguing plot and engaging characters (even the villains), but the spiritual aspect of the book was a balm to my soul. It's powerful as well as entertaining. It's a must-read.
In book 2 in "The Legacy of the King's Pirates" series, Charlisse and Edmund are enjoying married life, and they are expecting their first child. Unfortunate circumstances separate the young lovers, and lead Edmund to believe that his bride is dead. To drown his sorrows, he turns his back on God and the painful memories of his wife, takes up his bottle of rum and seeks to pillage and plunder like he did prior to meeting Christ. Meanwhile, the captured Charlisse tirelessly strives to be reunited with her husband. But by the time Edmund and Charlisse meet again, will Edmund have gone too far to be reconciled to his lady love.
This is a wonderful adventure story. The action is nearly non-stop. I was completely impressed with how the author brought to light the craftiness of the enemy to use self-doubt to keep us from being all that we can be through Jesus. M.L. Tyndall's characters model traits that I would like to possess - tenacity, a capacity for forgiveness, humility, grace and faith under pressure. You cannot put this book down, so start it very early on a Saturday morning and clear your schedule for the day!