An army of shadows has been amassed. Its one goal: to destroy the Pirate Lords for their Shadow Lord-an alchemist who has created a special gold that grants him unfathomable power. But the soothsayer, Tia Dalma has other plans for the Lords and cannot allow them to be destroyed. So she calls on the one man who can turn the tide-Captain Jack Sparrow... In the second book in the Legends of the Brethren Court series, Jack heads to Asia where he must work with Mistress Ching and Sao Feng to try and stop the Shadow Lord and the East India Trading Company. But pirates are notoriously bad at working as a team. Will the three be able to put aside their differences or will the Shadow Lord claim one part of the Seven Seas?