A Pirate's Daughter is not intended to be a young adult novel though it could be sold that way. Since the story contains serious adult content it should not be read by children or young adults under the age of 17. It is about a time in the history of the Americas, as seen through the eyes of a young woman who grew up on the sea, and who is faced with difficult choices in her quest to live free. It is also not intended to be "chick lit" or aimed primarily toward women. "I wanted to tell a story which was as real for the reader as I could make it, of real piracy on the sea," the author said. "There is real cruelty, antebellum attitudes toward slavery, and how men and women saw each other before the French Revolution. The fact is that women stood a better chance of making it on their own in those times, a fact which has been forgotten in the modern age. The growing inequality between men and women exists primarily because of practices promoted by the church in 1790, and has nothing to do with how the world worked before then. True, there were mysogynists even then, but on the whole women were equal partners in war and also work."
Theresa M. Moore is an author and illustrator who publishes under the Antellus imprint. She writes in a strong cinematic style to bring the full experience of the story to the reader. Moore also writes nonfiction essays and books on genre related subjects like history, mythology and science, with a view to educate as well as entertain.
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