15 August 2020 at 11:17:04 MDT
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.
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.
One important part of writing a coming of age story is you want to hit certain milestones. Those are going to differ from story to story and to be honest, I didn't exactly plan them out. There's a really important milestone from last week though. Sajani not only has to defend her feelings, she has to define them. Up until that point, she could just ignore what she was feeling and not worry about putting words to her emotions. Zant forces her to defend herself verbally and it's a very pivotal moment. You learn more about the whole "kastil" thing later.
Art (c)2020 Golden Druid Art, LLC and Rossi Publishing Games
Story (c) 2020 Chaaya Chandra and Rossi Publishing Games