19 September 2020 at 18:20:58 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.
At this point in the story, it might look a little like people are being paranoid about Sajani. That does get resolved later.
At one point I considered making some changes that would have had it be Sajani who subconsciously sabotaged the relationship. That would have required a lot of internal dialogue in order to resolve it and stay on the time table I'd set for myself, so it was dropped. It's an interesting phenomonom in psychology that it's worth looking into. People will sometimes become convinced that they don't deserve to be loved and either consciously or subconsiously sabotage their relationships. It's sad.
Art (c)2020 Golden Druid, LLC and Rossi Publishing Games
Story (c) 2020 Chaaya Chandra and Rossi Publishing Games