It’s the launch party for A World Apart by author David Brown. To celebrate the eye patch festivities and giveaway I’m making my post musical. I for one love pirates my dad even got for me a little soft toy that looks like a parrot and when you squeeze him he swears like well a pirate it’s awesome I love that little guy.A pirate book get’s my peg leg a quiver and so I present an excerpt and other goodies to make the pirate fun as awesome as possible.
Blurb: Demetrius makes his first mistake when he lets his best friend Halcyon marry Eleyna, the love
of his life, without saying a word. On the day of the wedding, he walks away from the Elencheran town
of Dove’s Meadow and joins the army.
He makes his second mistake when the pirate Black Iris tricks him into letting dozens of men, women
and children die in a fire. Demetrius is imprisoned in grief and disgrace.
But he can atone. The Black Iris is dead. The Ivory Rose has risen to the top of the pirates and is
leading brutal raids on the coast. If Demetrius can capture and kill her, he’ll win his pardon.
And then Demetrius discovers the Ivory Rose is Eleyna. He must decide which will be his third mistake:
losing his last chance at a pardon, or destroying the one woman he’s ever loved.
Now here is the the excerpt and then check out the metal and rock versions of the Pirates theme song. Which do you like better? I’m partial to the metal though it could be the hair flip at the start that does it for me. Be sure to enter the fantastic giveaway rafflecopter form at the bottom of the post
A World Apart: Excerpt from Chapter 22
Change was in the air and it was encapsulated by the sudden illumination in the skies above of a purple glow that began in the east and spread west, lighting up the surface of the ocean and causing Eleyna to briefly shield her eyes. Once they had adjusted to the brightness, Eleyna made her way to the forecastle deck and watched the stars barely visible beneath the rich purple carpet above.
It was the end of another year. 29630 had drawn to a close and as the crew of the Aeonian entered 29631 they still had a long way to go on their journey to Gremilda. Eleyna saw the purple cosmos as a blessing on her future as leader of the Aeonian. She couldn’t imagine being in the Captain’s cabin, sitting on the other side of that desk but the change of another year made that reality seem ever closer. Would the rest of the crew be so accommodating though? Eleyna wondered if she’d have to challenge each of them to prove her worth. She hoped it wouldn’t come to that.
Three months after Eleyna’s meeting with Anna about the future, the crew of the Aeonian were on deck and looking directly ahead. In the distance they could see the highest mountains of Gremilda looming large on the horizon but their eyes were drawn away from the peaks to a glow towards the west. A myriad of colours were glowing brightly on the surface of the ocean, a thick band to the west of Gremilda and stretching north and south as far as the eye could see.
‘We’re finally here,’ Anna said, glancing through a telescope. ‘How I’ve longed to see you, Gremilda.’
The crew watched in silence for a few minutes, taking everything in.
‘What’s that glowing to the west, Captain?’ Eleyna asked.
Anna laughed. ‘That, my girl, is the edge of the world. Something I never thought I’d see in this lifetime.’
The Aeonian’s greatest adventure had begun.
For Coral. He’s even saluting you
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.