Saltwater Witch (Book #1 of the Seaborn Trilogy)

Saltwater Witch (Book #1 of the Seaborn Trilogy)

by Chris Howard
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Saltwater Witch (Book #1 of the Seaborn Trilogy) by Chris Howard

"An amazing fantasy... readers will
excitedly follow Kassandra's every step as she
discovers who she really is."
--Flamingnet Review

Four stars. I could almost feel the raging sea...
--Curled up with a good kid's book

An army of the drowned dead, family betrayal, an exiled witch who doesn't know she has power--or that enemies are lurking all around her, spying on her. Follow Kassandra as she discovers who and what she is in this moving underwater fantasy.

Kassandra comes from the sea, but she has no memory of saltwater, seagulls, or an incoming tide. She's never seen an ocean, never heard the thunder of surf. She's an exile, betrayed by her own family, sent as far from the sea as they could arrange--somewhere in the middle of Nebraska.

Everything changes the day she drowns in Red Bear Lake, and discovers she can't really drown. Not in the way everyone else can. Then a two-thousand year old king wakes inside her head and turns out to be a prodigy with mathematics. Kassandra cries for the first time in her life, and learns that her tears are doorways for calling things from the sea. With clues from summoned sea-demons and the voices in her head, Kassandra sets out to find out what the hell is going on...and discovers she's a prisoner, trapped between a murderous grandfather who controls an army of the drowned dead, river witches who spy on her through the plumbing, and Ms. Matrothy, the Girl's Department Director, who's been trying to kill her since she was four.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012180070
Publisher: Lykeion Books
Publication date: 09/25/2013
Series: The Seaborn Trilogy by Chris Howard , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 272,013
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Chris Howard writes science fiction, fantasy novels and short stories. Seaborn (Juno Books) was his first novel, and it's the middle book in "The Seaborn Trilogy", which begins with Saltwater Witch, and ends with Sea Throne. His collection of fantasy and SF stories, Always Becoming (Lykeion) was published early in 2011. His short stories have appeared in Fantasy Magazine, The Harrow, Another Realm and elsewhere. His short story "Hammers and Snails" was a Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner.

Chris is also an illustrator, working in watercolors, ink, charcoals, and digital formats, with a bunch of commissions and illustrations, including a 9x12 foot "Steampunk Map of New York" for a cafe in Brooklyn and ink work in issue 10 of Shimmer Magazine. He is working on a graphic novel of Saltwater Witch (

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Saltwater Witch (Book #1 of the Seaborn Trilogy) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
wakincade More than 1 year ago
This story is wonderful. You certainly feel as though you are in Kassandra's shoes as she battles to learn more about her past, family, and why she is tormented by such an insufferable witch of a woman at her school. If only she had a home to flee to, maybe it wouldn't be so bad. Then there's the ancient royalty arguing in her head. Is she going insane. Join her to discover a struggle to save the world from the unknown and help Kassandra find true peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aquatic Fantasy Fiction...Intrigue, magic and chaos below the waves
book-babe-311 More than 1 year ago
I won this book on goodreads from the author himself. There were even some goodies sent along with it as well! This book was a great fantasy that I loved very much. Kept me on the edge of my seat and gave me a totally new way of looking at the sea and the mythology of sea creatures. Beautifully written with very likable characters and such great descriptions that you actually feel like your there. Thank you so much for giving me this book I might have passed and missed out on. The end had me wondering what was in store for Kassandra next. I will definitely be buying the next two books in this trilogy! A must read for fantasy lovers.
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