Forced into an abusive marriage and a destiny out of her control, Amethyst of the fae flees to the seas looking for freedom. However, she finds the oceans rough and wild, which leaves her searching for something more.
After discovering life as a merchant is less than what she had hoped, Amethyst wonders if the life of a pirate will fulfill her dreams. Accompanied by her ever-loyal friend and mage, Darien, Amethyst begins to learn what it truly means to be a pirate and what it will take for her to gain what she seeks. Fighting to overcome her past and all manner of cutthroats, she believes taking a ship for herself and becoming a fearsome captain is what will grant her desires. But she also must choose if she will do so at the cost of her dignity. As indications of war rise on the seas and Amethyst finds herself hunted at every turn, she must fight back or else be returned to the very life she escaped.