Spotlight on “Pinquickle’s Folly: The Buccaneers” by R.A. Salvatore

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Pinquickle’s Folly: The Buccaneers is the first adventure in the New York Times bestselling fantasy trilogy from the legendary million-selling author and creator of Drizzt Do’Urden.

Pinquickle's Folly and author R.A. Salvatore

About Pinquickle’s Folly

In Pinquickle’s Folly, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore returns to his signature world of Corona, introducing a dynamic new part of the southern coast never written of before as a great starting place for readers in the DemonWars Saga: The Buccaneers.

The first adventure in the Buccaneers trilogy begins in the free sea outside of the control of the usurping Xoconai empire, where the dwarven powrie pirates and merchants sail. But the golden-skinned Xoconai have begun to encroach upon these waters behind the rapacious attacks of the frigate Crocodile, helmed by Captain Aketz. But when forced to submit, these sailors choose to live, free to do as they please, without some fool or another pretending to hold power over them.

Fantasy master R. A. Salvatore brings together a misfit band of Xoconai, powerie, and human sailors—once enemies, now fierce friends with a common enemy, and the spark of rebellion in this action-packed piratical adventure.

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ISBN-13: 9781982175443
Publisher: S&S/Saga Press
Publication date: 04/16/2024

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Editorial Review of Pinquickle’s Folly

Publisher’s Weekly

Bestseller Salvatore (the Legend of Drizzt series) inaugurates a new trilogy with this exciting high-seas romp. 

Quauh lands her first commission as a captain in the Xoconai navy patrolling waters near a recently conquered rival nation—only to lose a hand, her ship, and her freedom in her first skirmish with pirates after being betrayed by her first mate. Massayo Mantili, a tinkerer who perfected important uses of rubber in seafaring and is a fugitive from the Xoconai, who want his expertise, spares Quauh’s life to make her his first mate. 

As her time with the ship’s diverse pirate crew, among them nonhuman dwarves and dark-skinned folk like Massayo, makes Quauh question her upbringing, which casts all races other than the Xoconai as inferior savages, word of the brutal Xoconai captain Aketz reaches the pirates—and they decide to take on his ship with a daring plan from Quauh. 

After a slightly sluggish start, the mix of battles and scheming keep the plot moving at an entertaining pace. The result feels like a classic pirate tale enhanced with a sprinkling of magic. Readers looking for swashbuckling adventure will be well-pleased. Agent: Paul Lucas, Janklow & Nesbit. (Apr.)

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Praise for Pinquickle’s Folly

“An enthralling epic adventure.”—Terry Brooks

“Wild adventure, unique magic, stunning suspense, and forgettable characters.”—James Rollins, bestselling author of the Sigma Force series and The Starless Crown

About R.A. Salvatore, Author of Pinquickle’s Folly

Pinquickle's Folly author R.A. Salvatore

As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R. A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times bestseller lists and have sold more than 30 million copies. Salvatore’s most recent original hardcover, The Two Swords, book three of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list and at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list. His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages, including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Czech, and French.

You can find and follow R.A. Salvatore on his website, on Facebook and Instagram.

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