Beware the waters. The dangerous deep brings ruin to all.
Emme has spent her life avoiding anything to do with pirates. But the fates are cruel, and now a hidden sickness leads her to partner with pirates for the one thing that can save her—a cure on an island none are certain exists.
The pirate captain’s secrets are darker than the deep and threaten to kill them all. His obligations are tinged with betrayal, for his oathbind must be fulfilled. To ignore it is to invite peril of unimaginable destruction.
As the adventure unfolds, the sea takes more than she expects and the sea gives more than he wants.
About the Author
Victoria McCombs is the author of The Storyteller’s Series from Parliament House Press, and Oathbound. She writes young adult fantasy and adores stories about treacherous pirates and traitorous princes.
Her favorite things include peppermint hot chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, game nights with family, and Jesus. She has her mom to thank for allowing so many medieval weapons inside the house as she was growing up, which curated her love for that time period.
She is a mom of three little boys and a wife to the handsomest accountant there is. Together they live in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Full of magic and romance, Oathbound is a swashbuckling adventure that will leave you breathless!” — Casey L. Bond, author of House of Eclipses — Casey L. Bond
“A binding contract, a deadly illness, a mysterious treasure, and a deadly mission aboard the Royal Rose, Oathbound is hauntingly enchanted. A perfect read for the sea-lover in us all!” — Danielle Harrington, award-winning author of the Hollis Timewire Series — Danielle Harrington
"In this nautical fantasy McCombs keeps the stakes high, maintaining a melodramatic dynamic between the protagonists that emphasizes their youth and relative inexperience against more seasoned enemies, and tracing Emme’s progressive weakness alongside the face of a threat of mutiny."
— Publishers Weekly
"This story has all the beloved elements of a classic pirate tale, including ferocious sea monsters, captivating merfolk, legendary treasure troves, and haunting black ships."
"What sets the story apart is the charmingly flawed cast of characters." — Manhattan Book Review