The Burning of the Wavebreaker
The ignorance of light is comforting, but the truth lies in the shadows cast.
Syev Mekanto, anthropologist at the University of Ensa, wants nothing more than to explore the world like the luminaries before her. When she is offered the position of Chronicler on the Wavebreaker, greatest ship ever built by human hands, she leaps at the chance to serve the Empire of the Sun doing what she loves. She will record the voyage to the newly discovered Isle of Sixis, and her findings will determine whether Sixis is a friend—or a threat.
Not everything is as it seems, though. Mere days after leaving the port of Ensa, the ship is attacked by saboteurs and then a monstrous god of the sea, leaving them scrambling to remain afloat under the immense weight of their mission’s gravity. Meanwhile, Syev is forced to confront the lie she has been fed for her entire life.
The spreading of the Empire is not so innocent