Saltwater Witch

· Lykeion Books
5.0
2 reviews
Ebook
384
Pages
Eligible

About this ebook

An army of the drowned dead, family betrayal, an exiled witch who doesn't know she has power--or that enemies are lurking all around her, spying on her. Follow Kassandra as she discovers who and what she is in this moving underwater fantasy. 

Kassandra comes from the sea, but she has no memory of saltwater, seagulls, or an incoming tide. She's never seen an ocean, never heard the thunder of surf. She's an exile, betrayed by her own family, sent as far from the sea as they could arrange--somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. 

Everything changes the day she drowns in Red Bear Lake, and discovers she can't really drown. Not in the way everyone else can. Then a two-thousand year old king wakes inside her head and turns out to be a prodigy with mathematics. Kassandra cries for the first time in her life, and learns that her tears are doorways for calling things from the sea. With clues from summoned sea-demons and the voices in her head, Kassandra sets out to find out what the hell is going on...and discovers she's a prisoner, trapped between a murderous grandfather who controls an army of the drowned dead, river witches who spy on her through the plumbing, and Ms. Matrothy, the Girl's Department Director, who's been trying to kill her since she was four. 

Praise for Saltwater Witch
"An amazing fantasy...Teen fantasy readers will 
excitedly follow Kassandra's every step as she 
discovers who she really is." 
—Flamingnet Review 

Four stars. I could almost feel the raging sea… 
—Curled up with a good kid's book 

Praise for Seaborn

"From the first page of Seaborn, you are immersed. Chris Howard navigates a wild ride through a brilliantly edgy and richly atmospheric alter-world. Here is a fresh, formidable spin on fantasy, and Howard is a talent to watch out for. Seaborn will leave you spellbound." 
—Adele Griffin, author of where I want to be 

"Dark and atmospheric, Seaborn is an imaginative new entry in the world of paranormal fiction." 
—Liz Maverick, Wired 

"...a fresh and entertaining read and I fully expect we will be hearing more from Chris Howard in the future." 
—SciFiGuy 

"Fascinating read..." —Romantic Times 4 star review
5.0
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Anil Das
January 26, 2021
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A beautiful graphic novel. I was expecting Kassandra to be some sort of siren but it is more original than that. When she cries, her tears summon creatures. A really great premise for the start of a series.

About the author

Chris Howard is just a creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books, 2008),Salvage (Masque/Prime Books, 2013), Nanowhere (Lykeion, 2005), and a shelf-full of other books. His short stories and essays have appeared in various zines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine and “How to Build Worlds Without Becoming the Minister for Tourism” in Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (Penguin, 2014). His story "The Mermaid Game" appeared in the Paula Guran edited anthology Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (Prime, 2015), and “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. Chris writes and illustrates the comic Saltwater Witch. His art has appeared on dozens of book covers, in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Find out more here: www.SaltwaterWitch.com

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