When attacked by pirates on her way to her father in the New Lands, Ellie Brook disguises herself as a boy with the help of her uncle who ends up brutally murdered and Ellie captured. When she wakes up after the attack, she finds herself as the new cabin boy on the accursed pirate ship The Jolly Rogers. Forced to work as a ships hand, Ellie soon discovers just how cruel the life of a pirate is. Cleaning chamber pots, washing up after meals, sewing torn sails and learning knot work, Ellie wonders if she will ever be free again.
After months at sea as a slave on the Jolly Rogers, Ellie is cornered and thrown into a barrel with no way out. Two days later she is released, only to discover everyone on the ship has been murdered and only Smee and Alf the mute have survived. Turns out that not all pirates are equal.
Secluded away in a beautiful lagoon, Smee and Alf set about training Ellie in all manners of shipwork and sword play while they live off the bounty of their spoils, all in the effort to replace Ellie as the next captain of The Jolly Rogers.
Daring escapades, dangerous battles and hilarious comradery follow Ellie as she grows a reputation in the New Lands as a tricky merchant captain and a debonair sword fighter.
But not all is at it seems in the New Lands and when push comes to shove, Ellie is forced back into a life of piracy to save the crew she loves, their families, a dashing pub owner and a damsel in distress from the hands of a ruthless Governor and his corrupt Brute Squad.
Join us as we sail away on another Peter and Wendy adaptation adventure.
Please note: This story is written in UK English.