In the crystal waters of the Caribbean sea, a predator stalks unwary merchant ships.
The notorious pirate Piter Vierling freely plunders these and other vessels. Possessed of the ability to hide in plain sight, Vierling and his crew are challenged on the open sea. In Port Royal, Jamaica, a British captain is entreated to stop him. Armed with a new type of warship, Captain Iago Haken undertakes to stop Vierling once and for all.
Royal engineer Gwendolyn Sweet, the designer of Haken's wondrous new vessel, is overseeing the maiden voyage of her creation.
As the confrontation draws closer, each of them will be changed in ways they could never suspect.
And so will their world.
The Golden Age of Piracy is over.
The Iron Age of Piracy has only just begun.