Sunday, December 11, 2016

Getting to know the CREATURES in THE PEG-LEGGED PRIVATEER

About a week or so ago, I introduced you to the characters that make up the dramatis personae in The Peg-Legged Privateer: A Tattered Sails Novel, which releases tomorrow (TOMORROW!) on all ebook retailers (it's even available as a trade paperback, and pirate books make great Christmas presents, wink wink, nudge nudge). Today, I want to glaze over the creatures that are involved in this fantasy tale.



The Lusca

The Lusca is only mentioned a few times and doesn't truly make an appearance in the book, but it is a massive part of the opening. A creature with the arms of an octopus and the head and body of a shark, the Lusca has rammed Paulina's most recent ship entering the novel, has killed Baron Wilton's nephew, and has caused a great loss of life.

The Leviathans

The servants of Maricote, and by extension, the servants of Onyx Wren. Bettina calls them the "Squigglies." The Leviathans are massive water serpents who protect the Bess at Onyx's command.

The Water Walkers

A group of undead who are at the command of an unknown entity in Dominica; they attack the Bess mid-Caribe. Yes, they are re-animated magically to walk over water.

The rock troll and the serpents on the Isle de Mordre

In looking for Battleneck Bruce's booty, Paulina and her shipmates must navigate through an island of pitfalls, and these two particular beasties come one right after another.

How do they survive against all of this? You'll have to read the book to find out.

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