Compass Rose

Compass Rose

Rose was born facing due north, with an inherent perception of cardinal points flowing through her veins. Her uncanny sense of direction earns her a coveted place among the Archipelago Fleet elite, but it also attracts the attention of Admiral Comita, who sends her on a secret mission deep into pirate territory. Accompanied by a ragtag crew of mercenaries and under the com Rose was born facing due north, with an inherent perception of cardinal points flowing through her veins. Her uncanny sen...

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Title:Compass Rose
Author:Anna Burke
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Genres:LGBT
ISBN:1612941192
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:375 pages pages

Compass Rose Reviews

  • Bett
    Jul 17, 2018
    Do you ever wonder what the world would be like in five hundred years of we do nothing about climate change? Compass Rose is set in the years 2513, and the planet is vastly different. This is an action-packed, plot-twisting, very entertaining read. There's swash-buckling and bodice-rip...
  • Grady
    Jul 13, 2018
    In 2513 most of the world?s population live at sea and very few ever site land Massachusetts author Anna Burke earned her degrees in English Literature and Studio Art form Smith College and now is working toward her MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College. COMPASS ROSE is her p...
  • Carleen
    Nov 02, 2018
    Three years ago this month, a good friend passed away. Sandra Moran was an exceptionally gifted writer. She really wanted to raise the bar for lesbian-themed writing. With the permission and assistance of her widow, I helped start the Sandra Moran Scholarship for the Golden Crown Liter...
  • Shiori
    Jul 15, 2018
    A good but not great queer ocean adventure that combines the flooded future of Waterworld with the power of lesbian pirates. How could anyone not want to check a book like this out? The prose is quick to hook you, but never achieves anything particularly memorable. I also found the ...
  • Tara
    Nov 11, 2018
    Anna Burke has created a real gem with Compass Rose, one that fans of sci fi, and specifically climate fiction, should not miss. That this is Burke?s first book is also kind of incredible, because her talent is evident on every page. This is one author to watch, since she?s sure to...
  • c,
    Jul 20, 2018
    Rep: lesbian mcs i have never been more ROBBED of a potential hate to love than in this book rip my orca/rose dreams :( ...
  • Kat
    Jul 15, 2018
    I'm not so much into sci-fi and pirates but this one was good read and kept me I interested. I feel the end was rushed a bit and in end I was missing something. But all in all.....good book. ...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Jun 10, 2018
    i've been saying this for years: ALL THE PIRATES WERE GAY ...
  • Jenna
    Nov 10, 2018
    A pretty entertaining and diverse dystopia with a slightly disappointing and predictable romance. I enjoyed the setting and the cast but the latter half felt rather rushed, especially in terms of the climax. But it was definitely fun and a bit steamy at times. Only main gripe was how o...
  • Geneva
    Jun 13, 2019
    Hey this was fun! Who doesn't like a good post-apocalyptic pirate lesbian romance novel? My only criticism is that reading a ton of hetero romance novels in my formative (and post-formative, let's be honest) years have made me pretty tired of the whole stoic-borderline-abusive-and-k...
  • Jem
    Nov 30, 2018
    Loved, loved, loved this! Dystopian. Adventure. Pirates!!! 5 stars. Even more if there had been more Miranda.? My initial enthusiastic endorsement should be tempered with a caveat--while this book does indeed have all the elements of a good swashbuckling pirate yarn--it is al...
  • Cordyn
    Nov 12, 2018
    Great pirate Adventure Boy, I haven't read a huge amount of pirate fiction, but, in my nonexpert opinion, I thought it was great. This author clearly has talent and creativity. What a unique premise. I've never read a science fiction novel taking place exclusively on the ocean.For a...
  • emma
    Jul 20, 2018
    I absolutely LOVED this!!! However, I didn't really like the romantic relationship, I thought it wasn't developed enough. (view spoiler)[ rose and orca would've been so much better sorry not sorry (hide spoiler)] ...
  • Velvet Lounger
    Aug 29, 2018
    The first novel by Anna Burke, and what a great start. Set in 2513 this dystopian fantasy, in the lesbian pirate sub-genre, was hard to put down. Imagine a world where the ice has melted, all that?s left are Archipelagos of land, food is scarce, medicines more so, fuel is made from s...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Feb 04, 2019
    I absolutely love pirate stories and I would have given this five stars if Compass Rose wasn't drooling all over herself like a lovesick puppy for the first half of the book, over someone she just met. It was a little over the top I thought, especially considering she's suppose to be i...
  • Marilyn
    Jan 01, 2019
    This is a complex and interesting story with unique and fascinating characters. There was a lot going on, and I'm going to be rereading it. I am not usually a fan of dystopian stories, but this one was more a political intrigue, action and adventure. Also, while there are pirates, t...
  • Greg Legore
    Oct 22, 2018
    Rose must constantly avoid dangers which she can sense, thanks to her extraordinary navigation skills, and those which she cannot when she is thrown into a secret, dangerous mission. First-time author Anna Burke introduces us to Rose and through her allows us to feel and experience Ros...
  • Lunatic
    Mar 10, 2019
    4.5 After reading "Thorn", I immediate jumped into this book. Compass Rose's world is wonderfully crafted. The writing is good, the story is good, the description is good. The reason why I gave it a 4.5 stars is because the interaction between the protagonist and her love interest is...
  • Gaby LezReviewBooks
    Jan 20, 2019
    I rarely read sci-fi and even less pirates' stories but this year I decided to read a few books that throw me out of my comfort zone. I'm glad I've chosen this one. Anna Burke is a new promising author and 'Compass Rose' is her debut book. For this novel she received the Golden Crown L...
  • Angel
    Oct 14, 2018
    This is definitely one story that I cannot place in one neat category and it has kept me intrigued and awestruck from the very first word. My heart really went out to Compass Rose because she went through a lot as she tried to navigate the rough waters between being a loyal navigator t...
  • K. Aten
    Sep 26, 2018
    Solid 5.0 stars ? I am literally left speechless with how much I loved this book. Okay, let me start by saying I love a good sci-fi adventure, and a well written dystopian novel will make my blood sing. When I finished reading Compass Rose by Anna Burke, my blood fairly screamed ...
  • JulesGP
    Mar 27, 2019
    Compass Rose born with an ability to navigate the waters thru sheer internal vision is sent on a one way mission that only she and her Admiral are privy to. Handed over to unsavory mercenaries and given the task of spying on the Pirate Queen, Ching Shih, Rose is on a path to change eve...
  • Aj Smith
    Jul 22, 2018
    Release the Kraken! It's fun to say/type and equally fun to read, legitimately, in a novel. I came across this book while browsing the Bywater Books site and my eye was drawn by Ann McMan's stunning cover. I decided to make a purchase after reading that it featured not only pirates...
  • Em
    Jan 02, 2019
    5 Huge Stars, this is the best pirate adventure story I have ever read. The story kept me in the edge of my seat al the way through, a fantastic salty tale. ...
  • Jenn
    Mar 10, 2019
    Great Debut In depth characters and storylines that suck you into the amazing world created in this debut novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. ...
  • Bugs
    Jan 13, 2019
    After a captivating read of Anna Burke's latest novel, "Thorn," obviously I HAD to read her debut work, "Compass Rose." The critics were right. By gosh, what a fantastic, thrilling, captivating ride indeed! This swashbuckling action-adventure where I got to read about pirates, mercs, a...
  • V
    Jul 10, 2018
    I honestly can?t say enough good things about this novel. It captured my imagination in a way that I?ve never experienced. I was completely wrapped up in the world of this book to the point that I felt like I was there, in the midst of the story. I felt like Rose?s struggle was m...
  • Lisa R. Smith
    Mar 15, 2019
    A Golden Crown Literary Society, Ann Bannon Finalist 2018. In the year 2513, the earth has survived climate change, mismanagement of resources, changing atmosphere, and the subsequent societal collapse to become a planet of people living underwater. On what was the US Eastern sea bo...
  • john d beckwith
    Feb 20, 2019
    The book was epic. This book reminded me of, the typical young adult novel. The young misfit, with an extraordinary gift (The mysterious parentage is optional), is thrust into an epic journey, with some major world destroying consequences if they fail. There is danger, intrigue, bet...
  • lov2laf
    Aug 08, 2018
    I vacillated between five and three stars as I read and ultimately land in the high threes, rounding up to four stars. The book focuses on a Waterworld like setting five hundred years into the future after global warming wreaks havoc on the Earth and destroys civilization as we know...