When fantasy takes to the high seas, pirates and magic and mystery collide. Can unlikelyfriends overcome a forgotten enemy?
The Unlikely Friends
Kelta lives the life of a Taxian warrior, practical and ruthless and undefeated. But unexpected adventures force her to reveal slivers of truth about a past that she can’t afford to claim. Her ambition aims far higher than mere revenge against those who stole her life. Following the path of her patron teacher, the mighty fathom snake, she has stored up years’ worth of cunning and patience to wield in future fights.
Wren Elspur could have been a rising star in the Ellondese navy if not for a conniving father and a despotic captain determined to shape him into their ideal follower. When Wren’s conscience pits him against both their plans and the law, he chooses a future not even he could have imagined, — a path to mastering his forbidden magic and doing more good than he ever could have managed in the navy.
The World Around the Shallic Sea
The six nations that ring the Shallic Sea were born out of two ancient empires. Centuries ago these empires destroyed themselves with magic that has never been seen since, but its effects lie scattered across the map. In fact, before the Destruction, the islands of Fossen didn’t even exist. Fathom snakes couldn’t hypnotize their prey and drachons couldn’t scorch the earth with fire. But now they can…
Now Ellond and Poravia vie for naval power in the Shallic Sea while Fossen struggles to maintain its cherished neutrality despite the growing pirate threat. Alok clings to remnants of its ancient glory while jealously eyeing its border with Ellond, and Neborite merchants bring wealth into every port, especially their own. And after ages of isolation the Taxian tribes have begun to come together, forming the most formidable fighting force seen since the destruction…