Tordotcom Publishing is delighted to announce run near the winda fantasy queer pirate journey billed as Our flag means dying meets Six of Ravens by Alexandra Rowland, the writer of A style of gold and ironwhich was an Indie Subsequent choose and a Kirkus Evaluations Better of the 12 months choose.
On this new standalone novel, a former spy in Araşti’s Ministry of Intelligence should work together with his ex-pirate captain and a crew of misfits to promote a really costly secret and get away with treason on the excessive seas…
run near the wind might be launched in 2024.
Avra Helvaçi, a former area operative in Araşti’s Intelligence Ministry, by accident stole the world’s most cherished secret – and the one place to run with such an essential secret is the excessive seas.
To discover a purchaser with deep sufficient pockets, Avra should enlist the assistance of her recurring ex, pirate captain Teveri az-Ḥaffār. They’re removed from pleased to see it, however collectively they hatch a plan: take the knowledge to the remoted pirate republic of the Isles of Misplaced Souls, fence it off, revenue from it. The one issues of their means? A calculating new ambassador from Araşti on the Isles of Misplaced Souls who has eyes on Avra’s each transfer; Brother Julian, a good-looking and mysterious new member of the crew with secrets and techniques of his personal and a frankly awkward vow of celibacy; the truth that they’re crusing straight into sea serpent breeding season and virtually sure dying.
But when they will discover a option to survive and promote the key on the black market, they are going to all be as wealthy as kings and, extra importantly, they are going to develop into legends.
From Alexandra Rowland:
So many individuals have requested me if I’d write one other ebook set on the earth of A style of gold and iron. The reply: Sure! In reality, all of my fantasy books are set in the identical world, and I am thrilled to announce this one, which options an all-new solid of characters, similar to…
1) Avra Helvaçi, a mangy little gremlin I discovered in a dumpster behind a Denny’s, the place he was being mugged by possums for gathering used pizza packing containers he ate. He has no private dignity. He makes bizarre mouth noises. When you let it into your home, it’ll climb into your air vents and you will not have the ability to do away with it.
2) Teveri az-Ḥaffār, a really cool pirate captain, which implies they’ve a set of fabulous coats they usually consistently cross it. Though they had been by no means married, Teveri and Avra have been newly divorced for fifteen years.
3) Brother Julian, his juicy biceps, even juicier mind, and fully juiceless celibacy oath, who personally victimize Tev and Avra every day.
run near the wind options all of the themes that pirate books are legally required to have, similar to discovered households and intensely sharp social commentary on how capitalism is the foundation of all evil and all cops are bastards. It is also a comedy, as a result of so long as you’ll be able to chuckle, there’s at all times part of you that is free – and pirates imply freedom.
A number of various titles we thought of:
- Avra Helvaçi quits her day job
- The Loot and the Brackish Deep
- The favourite poet of the pirate ship
- Piracy, poetry and perfidy
- Avra Helvaçi and this GIF of Oliver Twist And His Little Bowl of Orphan Gruel
- draw related soar rope video games
- plot related cake competitions
- invention unrelated to the shorts-shorts plot
- everyone seems to be a bit of bizarre at sea
- additionally the ocean is #problematic as a result of it incorporates too many horrific creatures
- severely, fuck the ocean
- possibly the actual treasure was the chums we flirted with alongside the best way
It is the very best ebook I’ve ever written, and I am brimming with pleasure for 2024, after I’ll do my finest to make you chuckle till you bodily cannot take it anymore.
Alexandra Rowland is the writer of eight unbelievable books, together with A style of gold and iron, a conspiracy of truthsAnd Some by Advantage Fall, in addition to a four-time Hugo nominated podcaster. They’ve levels in world literature, mythology and folklore, and all of their work is overseen by their feline high quality management supervisor. Discover them on their websiteand on Twitter, Instagram and Patreon as @_alexrowland.
The paperback version of A style of gold and iron might be launched on Might 30, 2023. run near the wind might be accessible from Tordotcom Publishing in 2024.
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