Synopsis: A short story from the world of the “On Dark Shores” fantasy series.
Ten years before the action in that novel, a ship’s captain goes to Scarlock to see the moneylender Copeland, pleading for more time to pay off his debt.
Bookish Things: 8 pages. The cover is apt and rather delightful. A marked improvement on the original cover.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.78
This is a very short tale about the owner of a cargo ship ‘The Black-Eyed Susan’ who runs into trouble with money lenders.
There’s not a great deal of characterisation to go on, but I feel like a solid story could be made about The Black-Eyed Susan and its crew. Which I’m happy to say is just what J.A. Clement has done. This is book #0.3 of the On Dark Shores series. I have already read On Dark Shores: The Lady (My review).
The emotional impact was missing from this, but I suppose it can be very difficult to pack a punch in a few pages.
If you like your sailor stories, this might be the first taste of something you’ll enjoy devouring.