Empire of the Waves
Nearing the end of her strength at the end of Empire of the Waves (Penguin), Anni Tidechild says to her uncle: “I’m tired of singing and dancing and laughing, as if nothing’s wrong with the world.” To which the pirate answers: “We don’t sing and dance and laugh because we think nothing is wrong, Anni. We sing because we know the world is broken, and wish to mend it. We dance because the world is dark, and we defy it.”
Anni replies: “Then let’s defy it.”
We all need art and tales and song and laughter, especially in the darkness.
For the Great Lockdown of 2020, I have uploaded a free audiobook of Empire of the Waves, Chapter One to Chapter Three.
Chapter One: The Tidechild
Chapter Two: Pel Narine
Sadly, for legal reasons, I can’t read you more than that!
To find out what happens next, please do buy a copy of Empire of the Waves from your local bookstore and read the book aloud to someone you love!
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