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The Bone Ships
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker
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A crew of condemned criminals embark on a suicide mission to hunt the first sea dragon seen in centuries in the first book of this adventure fantasy trilogy. Violent raids plague the divided isles of the Scattered Archipelago. Fleets constantly battle for dominance and glory, and no commander stands higher among them than "Lucky" Meas Gilbryn. But betrayed and condemned to command a ship of criminals, Meas is forced on suicide mission to hunt the first living sea-dragon in generations. Everyone wants it, but Meas Gilbryn has her own ideas about the great beast. In the Scattered Archipelago, a dragon's life, like all lives, is bound in blood, death and treachery. The Tide Child TrilogyThe Bone Ships For more from RJ Barker, check out: The Wounded KingdomAge of AssassinsBlood of AssassinsKing of Assassins
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Littlewolf1
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker
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Ya, I know, I‘m supposed to wait for the 24th, but it‘s after midnight so I think that still counts. Thank you @Michollio for an amazing book choice and the chocolate. Happy #Jolabokaflod everyone. #Jolabokaflodswap

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imyril
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker
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Oh my. I‘m so glad I made time for this: considered world building, interesting characters (if not necessarily likeable; I loved the non-human characters best) and a gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat - if not surprising, certainly deeply satisfying. I‘m going to be thinking about it for days: I can still hear the rigging creaking and the splash of waves. Can‘t wait for book two. One of the best of my year.

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imyril
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker

“It is not an impossible task I set you.”
“Not impossible in the unlikely event it goes perfectly,” said Meas.

A quarter in and O HAI PLOT and challenging the world building and I‘m so here for this but also NOOOOOO DON‘T KILL THE DRAGONS

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imyril
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker

Right. It‘s finally time to sail the Hundred Isles aboard the Tide Child. SO MUCH AWESOME WORLD BUILDING! Characters also intriguing but that‘s fine, tell me more about this world, RJ

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FoxySocks
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker
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Next up..

AutumnRLS Cool cover! 🖌🎨 2mo
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imyril
The Bone Ships | RJ Barker

I am way more excited to read this than I should be (I was the oddity who didn‘t love Age of Assassins) but SHIPS CREWED BY CONVICTS and ARCHIPELAGOES and MAGIC and A MAP and SEA DRAAAAAAAGONS

(Why yes I love a fantasy map. More space opera should include star charts, fite me)