Sea Change follows the adventures of Oriana Belle Tavey who runs away to sea disguised as a boy called Jack Savage. Belle falls in love with the ill-fated and incompetent Edwin Goodenough, the captain of her first ship, but he discovers her secret and rejects her. However, pirates seize the ship and hold Belle captive - still in disguise. From then on Belle's life is in the hands of the enigmatic pirate captain - Orpheus and his mate, the ex-slave, Rich. Sea Change is a book for older teens and adults and forms the first part of a trilogy of stories concerning Oriana Belle Tavey.