As a boy, Hale Privet dreamed of sailing the grey waters of the northern Gantic Ocean aboard a mighty ship of war. But when farm life kept him from the sea, the sea came to him – in the form of Rye Blackbird, the infamous mutineer whose wondrous tales help set Hale on his own path to adventure. And such adventures they are! Villains, mysteries, sea battles and even a cursed island await.
Privet's story is part folklore and part fantasy, set in a long-ago time where you might just as easily witness something mystical, as feel the salty spray of the sea on your face. Fellengrey is a bedtime story for grown-ups, complete with pirates, ghosts, magic spells and, of course, a beautiful maiden to capture the dashing hero's heart. Author Scott Thomas lyrically creates a world that is visceral and treacherous, but also lovely and familiar.
People Are Saying About Scott Thomas:
"Thomas's debut imagines a magical 18th century in which intrepid mariners and piratical villains contend at sea....Sea-moths, rump whales, and intelligent rats provide a mythic feel, and sea battles have authentic grittiness….Fans of classic fantasy will appreciate a world where decency—and, of course, romance—can prevail despite the machinations of evil..."
"…full of beautiful expression, breathtaking imagery, larger than life characters, and suspense driven ambiance."
—Midwest Book Review
"Thomas brings to life a strangely magical land through its folk legends and its intriguing inhabitants."
"...an excellent fantasy
setting, and theres not an elf or
dragon in sight."