For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the
family business. Sheâ€™s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training
ever since she could walk, raising the
genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross
the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen
Santa Elena swoops in on Casâ€™s first solo mission and
snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Casâ€™s dream of
being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.
Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner
pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster
of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She
orders Cas to raise the pup and teach him to fight for the
pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint
But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. Santa Elena has
no idea what sheâ€™s in for.