The Bhel Sea: a brackish haven for opportunists ruled over by Korsar pirates and freebooters. After centuries of conflict, its shallow seabed is lined with coral and bones, overshadowed by the Korsar castle on the barren volcanic island of Ashenborg.
To Johannes, an apprentice scribe on the island, surviving means looking the other way. While exploring a wrecked ship he hears a girl, Kiera, calling to him from among the bodies. He rescues her from the Korsar and becomes a fugitive.
In the East, drought is taking the lands of the Sentinels. The last tribes struggle for political supremacy, while locked in a war with invading nomads. Jhared is the leader of the Elaan, a decimated band of warriors caught between these forces. He refuses to submit to the priests, but will no longer risk his warband in a futile war. He chooses exile instead.
Anna is the daughter of a Southern nobleman, but is enslaved when her family’s rival stages a coup. While her father’s killer keeps her sisters hostage, Anna is forced to spy for him. She is burdened by her feelings of betrayal until ordered north where she learns that exiles can sometimes return home.
Three journeys, one story. The Exiles of the Bhel Sea.
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