I adore pirates, and no, that’s not a secret.
So, this dystopian pirate sci-fi is something I’m still enamored with as I’m editing, even after spending all year writing the precious thing.
To every tale of thievery to plague the seas of Castella, to every midnight raid on the shores of Grenfelt, and to every tale of terror on the open sea, one name followed: Adrian Solokov.
Destroyer of homes, plunderer of brothels, traitor to all fleets, and the first, the original defector of the Naval Guardians. This was the reputation gained, stolen, and bartered from meager land to the grand expanse of elite barges and underwater shantytowns. The reputation of the pirate captain Solokov, his ship, the Crimson Orchid, and his crew, the Land Seekers.
Seriously, I dare you to try and not get swept up in that exhilarating sense of adventure. Also, I spammed the everliving hell out of Blackheart, putting it on repeat and listening to it hundreds of times while I wrote the epic action sequences.
….I think I swoon harder for swelling emotion before a battle and those big rallying speeches than any romance hero. Call me weird, or an Aries, either way, I love it.