Joshua Phillip JohnsonTales of the Forever Sea is an environmental epic fantasy series set in a world where ships kept afloat by magical hearthfires sail an endless grass sea and mysteries abound both above and below the surface.
Now in paperback, the second book in this environmental epic fantasy duology explores a world where ships kept afloat by magical hearthfires sail an endless grass sea.
After setting fire to the Forever Sea and leaving the surface world behind, Kindred Greyreach dives below to find a Seafloor populated by roving bands of scavengers. Among them, Kindred discovers a familiar face working to save the Sea from the continued spread of the Greys and the ravages of the world above. But when Kindred finds herself at odds with a faction below the Sea, she and her friends will have to use every power available to them—including their link to the surface world—to forestall disaster.
Meanwhile, above, a boy named Flitch, son of the Baron of the Borders, finds himself caught in a dangerous political crisis as survivors from Arcadia and the Once-City arrive on the Mainland. As monsters from the depths of the Sea begin to surface near the Mainland’s shores, Flitch must also navigate a crisis closer to home. As Flitch, his family, and their allies search for solutions, the truth they seek may lay hidden in old stories and long-held family secrets.
Above and below, Flitch and Kindred must work together to save themselves, their loved ones, and the Forever Sea itself.
Adventure and innovation abound in this remarkable environmental fantasy duology that explores humanity’s relationship to nature against a backdrop of unique fauna and flora and nautical exploration.
Now in paperback, the first book in a new environmental epic fantasy series set in a world where ships kept afloat by magic sail an endless grass sea.
On the never-ending, miles-high expanse of prairie grasses known as the Forever Sea, Kindred Greyreach, hearthfire keeper and sailor aboard harvesting vessel The Errant, is just beginning to fit in with the crew of her new ship when she receives devastating news. Her grandmother—The Marchess, legendary captain and hearthfire keeper—has stepped from her vessel and disappeared into the sea.
But the note she leaves Kindred suggests this was not an act of suicide. Something waits in the depths, and the Marchess has set out to find it.
To follow in her grandmother’s footsteps, Kindred must embroil herself in conflicts bigger than she could imagine: a water war simmering below the surface of two cultures; the politics of a mythic pirate city floating beyond the edges of safe seas; battles against beasts of the deep, driven to the brink of madness; and the elusive promise of a world below the waves.
Kindred finds that she will sacrifice almost everything—ship, crew, and a life sailing in the sun—to discover the truth of the darkness that waits below the Forever Sea.