If you’ve read Skinwalkers, you’ll know Jendara and Vorrin spend a lot of time traveling on board Vorrin’s ship, the Milady. Here’s a photo of the real-life tall ship I modeled her after:
The Lady Washington sails out of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. This photo was captured at the Port of Coos Bay—the closest “big town” to where I grew up.
Milady is about 80% the size of the ship in the photo: just right for a small family business. The real ship is a replica of the Lady Washington built in 1787. She was the first tall ship to make landfall on the west coast of North America.
And never fear: the beautiful Milady will be appearing in Starspawn as well!
Once a notorious pirate, Jendara has at last returned to the cold northern isles of her birth, ready to settle down and raise her young son. Yet when a mysterious tsunami wracks her island’s shore, she and her fearless crew must sail out to explore the strange island that’s risen from the sea floor. No sooner have they delved into the lost island’s alien structures than they find themselves competing with a monstrous cult eager to complete a dark ritual in those dripping halls. For something beyond all mortal comprehension has been dreaming on the sea floor. And it’s begun to wake up…
The book is due out in August.
The wonderful cover painting (which wraps around the cover—it’s really terrific!) is by Jesper Ejsing.
One of the most exciting things about having a book is getting to see the cover. Well, here’s the cover of Skinwalkers!
This painting is by Michal Ivan, who has done some other amazing piece for Pathfinder. I can’t wait to see more of his work. And I’m pretty damn excited for the first week of March, when this book should arrive in bookstores!