About the Book
Seeking somewhere else to call home amongst the Factions of the egg-shaped world of Erdreja, the leader of another nation offers citizenship if the Black Rat can prove her worth in a series of challenges. Unbeknownst to her crew, one who bears them ill-will is following their every move and plotting their destruction.
Beset by trials both magical and mundane, the Black Rat prowls the southern oceans, an unwitting pawn in a shadow war where neither friends, nor enemies, nor allies are what they appear to be. Natural forces, elemental powers and creatures from the deep assail her.
In the fantastical world of Erdreja, where magic is commonplace, gunpowder does not exist and the most advanced science is alchemy, will the Black Rat survive the machinations and manipulations of Factions on the brink of war, that her crew may find the homeland they so desire?
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Fantasy
- Additional Categories Literary Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Project Option: 5×8 in, 13×20 cm
# of Pages: 444
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781006765735
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781006765728
- Softcover: 9781006765711
- Publish Date: Jul 04, 2021
- Language English
- Keywords magic, sword, larp, fantasy, mutiny, pirates
G.D. Bartle works in education. An active imagination, a love of literature, and fantasy works in particular, lead him to join a Live Action Role Play (LARP) group, the Black Rat Traders. A desire to create interesting back stories for some of the characters portrayed in that group provided the inspiration for his works. His other interests include marksmanship. He takes part in and coaches target rifle shooting, and writes newspaper articles on the sport. He also designs, builds and hosts websites and has a love of music, both collecting rare records and creating music for himself. For more information on LARP, visit www.lorientrust.com