Pazel is a lowly deckhand blessed with a magical gift, Nilus Rose is the captain with an infamous reputation, Tasha is an unwilling war bride, Sandor Ott is a spymaster with his own long game, Syrarys is the concubine of Tasha's father and she has murder in her heart. These people and many, many others travel on what may well be the famous ship's last voyage.
It is a tale of politics, war, conspiracy, false prophecy and magic that will change everyone and everything aboard this most famous of ships. This was very good, it has rich characters, foreshadowing, endless plots and a dark conspiracy. I look forward to book two 'The Rats and the Ruling Sea'