Hey, Readers. I’m pleased to welcome friend and fellow author C. S. Boyack today. He’s no stranger to this site, but he has a brand-new release—the third and final book of his Lanternfish trilogy.
I haven’t read this one yet, but I’m sure it will be as exciting as the first two books. Craig welcomes back a cast of characters— including Captain James Cutler, Don Velasco, Serang, and of course the beloved Root Monsters.
Now, here’s Craig to tell you all about it.
Thank you for having me back. I’m here to talk about the concluding volume in my Lanternfish Trilogy called Wreck of the Lanternfish. Specifically about Diego and Camila Palumbo.
These two are a husband and wife team that were introduced in HMS Lanternfish. They ran a scam where Diego sold curses in one shop, and she sold cures in a competing shop. (None of which actually worked.) By working together they could pit the locals against one another for their financial benefit.
They wound up as a byproduct when James rescued Serang from the gallows. They didn’t officially join the crew but wound up on the ship anyway. (With their own necks intact.)
The Palumbos have a way of spreading misinformation, learning things nobody else should know and prove quite useful in the final volume of the trilogy.
By planting themselves in the right location, spreading a few coins around, and pretending to be seers, they wind up in the heart of the enemy command center. Locals are sympathetic because the war has moved into their country and headquarters is on enemy land.
They wind up playing an important role in the conclusion, but because of their natures, I’m not going to spoil it for you. If a pair of not-quite reformed cons sound interesting to you, pick up Wreck of the Lanternfish.
James Cuttler created a peaceful spot for he and his wife to settle down. Far from the war that ravages their homeland, far from the reputation he earned as the notorious pirate Captain Bloodwater, and far from responsibility.
A royal Prelonian houseguest is a constant reminder of what’s at stake half a world away, of the friends he put ashore to fight the war. He lives in a dream world that’s temporary, at best. It’s only a matter of time before his guest is identified and the black assassins come for her.
He mortgages his precious vineyard to pay for repairs to his ship. If nothing else, Lanternfish will be one of the most powerful ships in the war, if he’s not already too late.
James will have to merge the skills of commander and con man into something new to make this work. He’ll need to avoid those on his own side who would hang him for piracy.
Serang is half a world away, leading her army of mercenary swordsmen toward the Fulminites. Mistrusted by both sides of the war, she appears as a third combatant on the battlefield. She may eliminate the mysterious order, only to succumb to the demons of her own tragic past.
Strap on your swords and hoist the colors one more time as the thrilling Lanternfish Trilogy comes to an end.