Publisher: Mystic Inkwell (11 Sept. 2015)
Source: Author provided review copy
For two hundred years, the world of Alarisia has lived through a great age of piracy. Men take to the seas to seek their fortune or die trying. Controlled by the seven pirate lords and hounded by the world navy, they sack and pillage their way across the oceans. But not all prosper under their rule, for many the pirate lords create only misery and death.
Dean and Eldric Whittaker have never known their parents, orphaned in a pirate raid on their village the two brothers were raised by the mysterious wizard Rorschach. The only clue to their heritage, their strange abilities to control the elements of Ice and Fire. Harboring a hate for the pirate lords and a thirst for revenge, the brothers set out on their own voyage. But in a world inhabited by monsters and ruled by men with the power of gods, can they survive long enough to achieve their goal?
Crossbones: Episode 1 is the first in a series to feature Dean and Eldric Whittaker, half-brothers who have mystical powers over ice and fire. There is plenty of action to keep the reader interested, and the characters are given a chance to develop over the length of this episode.
The author has conjured up the world of Alarisia with clear vision, even down to small details; he's obviously got great imagination and talent in storytelling.
I'm looking forward to reading Crossbones: Episode 2!