Books On Our Radar: A Clash of Steel by C.B. Lee
A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee is a queer retelling of Treasure Island, and the first in a line of remixed classics stories by authors with diverse backgrounds. What more could you ask for with a new spin on the classic, still full of pirates and sea worthy adventures, but this time it’s Asian and sapphic! A new story based on the real life legend of Chinese pirate queen Ching Shih set during the Qing dynasty! So I am expecting your answer to be a resounding yes, when asked if A Clash of Steel is on your radar! Add it to your TBR for the upcoming September 7th release!
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A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remixby C.B. Lee
Published by: Feiwel Friends
on September 7, 2021
Genres: Historical Fiction, Retellings, Young Adult
Two intrepid girls hunt for a legendary treasure on the deadly high seas in this YA remix of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island.
1826. The sun is setting on the golden age of piracy, and the legendary Dragon Fleet, the scourge of the South China Sea, is no more. Xiang has grown up with stories about the Dragon Fleet and its ruthless leader, a woman known only as the Dragon Queen, all her life. Xiang desperately wants to set sail and explore—mainly to find her father, a presumed dead crew member of the Dragon Fleet. Her only memento of him is a pendant she always wears, a simple but plain piece of gold jewelry.
But the pendant's true nature is revealed when a mysterious girl named Anh steals it, only to return it to Xiang in exchange for her help in decoding the tiny map scroll hidden inside. Rumor has it that the legendary Dragon Queen had one last treasure—the plunder of a thousand ports—hidden away on an island shrouded in mist that only can be seen once in a blue moon.
Xiang is convinced this map could lead to the fabled treasure. Captivated with the thrill of adventure, she joins Anh and her motley crew off in pursuit of the island. But the girls soon find that the sea—and especially those who sail it—are far more dangerous than the legends led them to believe.