Mariner’s Wake

One of Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2021!

An oceangoing SF/techno-thriller made especially seaworthy by its depth, not just its depth charges.

– Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Kara Nkosi is a Mariner—sworn to protect those of her blood and heart, sworn to protect the sea.

Generations ago, her people escaped starvation and oppression on stolen boats, only to find themselves in the midst of increasingly violent storms, rising waters, and international scorn. They were up for the challenge. Now, at the dawn of the twenty-second century, Kara’s people are approached by their age-old adversary. When an ambassador from the United States begs the Mariners for help recovering a cache of unstable weapons of mass destruction, her people are naturally suspicious, but the threat of such weapons being unleashed in their waters is too great to ignore.

Only, the Mariners aren’t the only ones racing to recover the cache, and Kara and her shipmates find themselves pitted against powerful corporate mercenaries and hardened criminals, all in the name of helping their sworn enemy. An enemy who may not be telling them the whole truth.

☆ Read the Brick Cave Media press release for Mariner’s Wake.

☆ See the full Kirkus review here, Mariner’s Wake earned a starred review!

Where to Buy Mariner’s Wake

Available Now!
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☸ Retailers, Libraries, Institutions: Available starting in November in your Ingram catalog: ISBN 9781938190728

Mariner’s Wake Giveaway!

From now until the 31st of January 2022, you can enter to win a free hardback copy of Mariner’s Wake just by signing up for my mailing list!

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FAQ for Mariner’s Wake

Q: When will Mariner’s Wake be released?
A: It’s available now!

Q: Is this the third installment of Manal’s Resurgence (The Changed, Survived)?
A: No, this is a completely different series.

Q: What’s the tone of this story? Is this another Grimdark Dystopia?
A: Some would call it a dystopia, personally I see it more as future-realism with a hint of optimism. Definitely not grimdark.

Q: Will this be available as an ebook?
A: Yup! Both print and ebook editions will be available. As soon as the listings are up on the major sites I’ll post about it and update this page with links.

Q: Are you doing any giveaways?
A: Oh yeah! Keep an eye on the site, I’ll post details here. Starting in the month of October we’ll be running multiple pre-release giveaways.

Q: Who did the cover artwork?
A: That would be Kyna Tek, check out his other work!