Fantastic follow up to Charming, with more backstory and intrigue
Hundreds of years and Eli and Kit are still dancing around each other. Honestly, those two seriously need a couples therapist to help with all their trust issues, Kit’s rather awful curse, and Eli’s sense of homelessness. This book has a lot of information, but since hundreds of years pass within the novel, this isn’t surprising. Kit is shown as a loyal, competent leader who his people can depend on in a crisis (and they do manage to find themselves in crisis rather a lot). Eli’s loyalty is mostly to Kit, teaching him how to fight and protecting him from those that wish to harm him, and through him, his people. It’s rather clear this novel is in the middle of the series, because nothing really gets resolved. However, this makes the next novel very important, since there are a lot of strings that need to be brought together.
I think one of the most wonderful things about The Captain is Eli herself. It’s important to see highly competent, badass ladies swoop in to save the day, instead of relying on princes to rescue them. This is a fantastic change from the fairy tale, and I, personally, can’t wait to see what happens next with Eli and Kit. Highly recommend!