An on the river dystopian novel
When Poe is made captain of the Lily, a river ship dredging for gold, Poe thinks it is just because she designed the armor and knew the ship from bow to stern. The Admiral chose Poe for a reason, she just needs to figure out why. As the voyage begins, Poe is taken back to her last time on the water and how badly that turned out. As the dredge makes it way down the river, collecting the gold the Admiral so badly wants, the crew has to fight raiders, jumping ship, getting back on, and while thinking of the wrath of the Admiral when he finds out that they have lost the ship. The decisions Poe has to make for her age, make this adventure read great. A lot to take on for a 17-year-old. Adventure, romance, tragedy, and happiness make this book a great read.