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.
The competition and jealousy of Zant was not planned, but I wanted a point where Sajani learned about true friendship and of course, she also needed something to help her better understand her own feelings. It is a fairly common way to resolve the issue, but I think the backdrop and how it ends make it somewhat original. You'll notice that while Sajani worries a little about Zant taking Gregor from her, for now the reader barely shares that fear, if it's shared at all. That's intentional.
Art (c)2020 Golden Druid Art, LLC and Rossi Publishing Games
Story (c) 2020 Chaaya Chandra and Rossi Publishing Games