Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Five SFF books that set sail for adventure

F.T. Lukens is the author of In Deeper Waters, So This is Ever After, and four young adult novels published through Interlude Press. Her book Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic was a 2017 Cybils Award finalist in YA Speculative Fiction, won the ForeWord INDIES Book of the Year Gold Award for YA Fiction, and the Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction, and it was also recently named to ALA’s 2019 Rainbow List. Lukens lives in North Carolina with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and three cats.

At Tor.com Lukens tagged five favorite books "involving mythology of the deep, pirates and their exploits, action and adventure, and sailing across the wide deep blue sea," including:
A Clash of Steel by C.B. Lee

On September 7th it will be time to adventure to the South China Sea during the golden age of piracy. A Treasure Island remix, the reader can expect pirates, treasure maps, fabled riches and the thrill of adventure. The story follows Xiang, a girl who was left a gold pendant by her father who died at sea. When Anh steals the ordinary looking pendant, the girls discover a tiny map scroll inside which when decoded may lead them to the fabled last treasure of the Head of the Dragon, leader of the Dragon Fleet. Embarking on their journey, the girls discover that the sea is more dangerous than they thought. Written by the amazing CB Lee, who wrote the Sidekick Squad series, readers can expect queer representation, action and adventure, and of course a strong romance.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue