What Once was Eden is Book Two of A Ship Called Hope, the prequal trilogy to my Sajani Tails series. The books are part of the Terah game world by Rossi Publishing Games. You can find the print and digital versions of the first book here. The Amazon Kindle version is also available, as well as one for Apple Books. You can search Chaaya Chandra to find me.
The books posted here are not self contained so you'll want to start on book one Fugitive's Trust. (Also called A Ship Called Hope, the original title) Fur Affinity or Weasyl.
Before she rose to be the pirate queen of Terah, Sajani was a rather selfish and uncaring petty criminal. Sent to Rhidayar to go to school, the fifteen year old wants nothing more than to return home to her friends and continue her shadowy lifestyle.
When the chance presents itself, she takes up with an escaped vykati slave and tries to make her way back to Drtithen. What should be a difficult trip quickly turns deadly when the human nation not only mounts an all out assault on the young pair, but also begins to prepare to go to war with Vharkylia.
Notes on the previous installment.
Ok, so it's really easy to not like Zant, in some ways. You're going to find out some stuff later though that dulls the edge on that, but let me give you some off-screen information. Zant asked Gregor if he was attached to Sajani and, in true Gregor fashion, he stuttered and stammered and basically said, they'd only ever be friends. Now if you've noticed, Gregor tends to stutter when relationships come up (implied or directly), so if Zant had been familiar with him, she might have known that he wasn't telling her everything, but she didn't. She's basing her actions on what she knows. Had Gregor told the truth...
Also, in other cool news, the contract for the cover of this book is signed! It'll include Farnsbeck and Magenta and... a new Aspect.
Art (c)2020 Golden Druid, LLC and Rossi Publishing Games
Story (c) 2020 Chaaya Chandra and Rossi Publishing Games