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The physical body of Zackery Arbela lives somewhere in the wilds of New England. The mind of Zackery Arbela can be found wandering the various planes and adornments of the temporal spheres, from whence he sometimes returns with new and fantasickal tales to tell.
The story begins with Gaebrel, a 15 year old boy, on his father’s ship. Through a series of events that follow, he is separated from his father. He meets several other companions through his ordeals. They contrive schemes to better their situation.
We also meet Yinyanni, a ruler of the trading commission in one of the sectors we are introduced to. We are also introduced to the “Neverborn”, Ulzarad. This creature is supposed to be feared above all others, a myth that has come into reality.
Gaebrael’s path leads him to strike a deal with Yinyanni to recover a ship. She is reluctant to agree to Gabreal’s suggestion, however, the Neverborn urges her to allow it.
Through this course of action, he decides to steal some of the cargo on this ship. Yinyanni is outraged, and starts a war.
The writer could have elaborated more on certain details through the story. There were many times that he did not clarify what happened that left me confused. An example of this is on page 87 “ The details of what happened next were spoken of only in whispers, even by the most hardened Corsairs. Certainly no one with sense questioned her authority afterward, unless he had a sudden urge to see his ancestors.” However, we were not provided with said details. What did Yinyanni do that was so outrageous? Why should we fear her?
I think this story line has a lot of potential to be an excellent read. I would strongly suggest that the writer employ an editor for the next installment though. The rhythm of the story would benefit greatly with improved grammar and overall structure.
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