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Here, There Be Dragons
James A. Owen

Scimitar Moon

Scimitar Moon - Chris A. Jackson While the seafaring is quite real and captivating, the characters are flat, some are superfluous (seasprite Mouse), the villain is super evil, no gray zones here. There is an half-baked effort to color Bloodwind with some empathy in a one paragraph-back-story, but it flutters and is quickly forgotten.
The surprise is seen from a mile away and the rules governing the mystical differences to our world, which would be the capturing reason to read this book, are very fuzzy, if there exist any, since many things happen rather coincidentally in the main character's favor..

The sailing is fun, but the story wrapped around those parts is unfortunately not gripping.