Out on 03 October 2024

A Pirate's Life for Tea

Rebecca Thorne

03 October 2024
384 pages


Queer pirates will discover if enemies actually can become lovers in this heart-warming sequel to Can't Spell Treason Without Tea. For fans of Bookshops & Bonedust and Our Flag Means Death.

Kianthe and Reyna are hunting for dragon eggs to save their hometown. To secure their prize, they must strike a deal with the local lord – who in turn wants Serina, notorious river pirate, and scourge of his supply chains. Surely, they can handle one small abduction in the name of justice?

Begrudgingly, the couple joins forces with Bobbie, one of the lord’s constables. She’s determined to capture the pirate. Except lawmaker and lawbreaker have a complicated history – and it might jeopardize everything. Kianthe and Reyna watch this relationship-wreck from afar. Then from not quite as far. Luckily, matchmaking is Reyna’s favourite pastime. The dragon eggs may just have to wait.

Take a break with a good book and a (heart)warming tea - and prepare for adventure . . .

I absolutely loved this sequel. I think I actually like it even more than the first! The LGBT representation was on point. The pirates and adventure were fantastic without ever making it feel like the stakes were high. You always feel safe with these characters which is why I love them
Mist floating over a river at dawn, golden light filtering through pine trees, late-night auroras, mountainscapes, and two women utterly devoted to each other adventuring through it all by griffon, ship, and horseback (though begrudgingly the latter for poor Kianthe), A Pirate's Life for Tea was a heart pounding and delightful sequel to Can't Spell Treason Without Tea
It's wonderful, cozy queer joy. It is truly special