Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke
Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege.
Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people.
When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point.
Only when the ink black waters from the ultimate betrayal rescind, will the truth be known of how the villainous sea witch rose with one name on her vengeful lips–Triton.
This was a fun book to read. Easily one that I would be willing to share with my nieces and nephews. It is full of adventure and just enough romance to keep you interest. This clearly demonstrates Rourke’s writing ability and her appeal to audiences of all ages. In exploring one of the greatest fairy tales of all time we see a whole new dimension and meet a whole new colorful cast of characters. This book will be one to grace my shelves for years to come.
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Due to unforeseen issues, largely with time management on my part, “Hacking Amsterdam” will be delayed, but worry not. It will be out soon and I will make another announcement when we get closer.
Hopefully you got to spend some time with friends and family. Here’s to a summer full of adventures! I should get back to writing mine so I can share them with you.
Enjoy the warm weather! Or if you’re in the Asiatic side of the world, enjoy your cold weather!
My newest short story is now publicly viewable on here. Just go to this page
Update: I fixed the link, sorry!
Do you play tabletop RPGs? I have begun polishing and distributing my personally created tabletop gaming content as applicable under the OpenGamingLicense (As in you can freely modify, create, or redistribute the content.)
To view all of the available content I have up on the site check out Archives -> Opensource Gaming
This week’s release was only 1 item: Sangromancer Version 1 for d20 compatible systems.
Night Terrors, a tale of insomnia and woe will be publicly available on the site starting Wed, June 7th.
Also starting Sat, June 10th is the weekly installations of “Hacking Amsterdam” so be sure to check that out if you enjoy dystopian cyberpunk adventures in space. That’s all I’m going to spoil for now 😉
See you soon!
I will have a new work being published on here soon. Check back for it!
I know I missed the last one, but here’s this one of my current WIP.
An honest no excuses allowed update on my current progress of whatever it is I am working on.
Codename : Mech1
Status: 1st Draft
Next update is on 2/15
I have found an amazing writing group and have attended a workshop that they hosted. It really helped me fine tune some of the issues I was having with my writing. I can’t wait to see what other feedback they’ll be able to provide me as I work on my current projects. Who knows, I might actually be able to finish one before the next idea consumes me.