Thursday, March 22, 2012

I have a thing for scurvy pirates! Do you?

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The Sword of Senack: A Fantastic Fantasy

Now, onto the post of the day.

My favorite character came from deep inside my imagination.  He's wild and brave--half pirate, half genius.  He's not scared of anything!  Let me show you what I mean.  Here's another excerpt from "The Sword of Senack."

Vander Fisher.

     "I always wanted to meet pirates," Vander whispered. "I just never thought I’d get captured by them!"
     One pirate must have heard Vander for he grinned widely and said something under his breath to another buccaneer. The two of them broke out laughing.

     Vander cleared his throat and then spoke in a loud voice. "Will you let me walk? Like a real pirate? I'm tough and strong!"
     Captain Iron Blood laughed. "There’s no reason to damage the goods, men . . . at least, not yet. Untie the boy."
    The men stopped dragging Vander, and a greasy little man hunkered down next to him and cut him free. Vander rubbed his wrists where the ropes had burned his skin, but other than that, he didn't show his pain.
      "A little pirate," a man who’d introduced himself as Gweets yelled in his scurvy, pirate voice. The other men around Vander had missing limbs, scars, tattoos.

    All this excited Vander, but a rebellious streak must have struck him. "I wouldn’t have cared anyway if you scurvy barnacles did treat me like scum or throw me in the ocean," he shouted. "I can breathe in water! I bet I can. I’m real strong. I ain’t scared of sharks. I ain’t scared of planks or jellyfish."
     "You would be, if ya could see the jellyfish that took me other eye," a lanky pirate said.
     "Was it a big one?" Vander asked, immediately intrigued.
     "The fish or the eye?" the pirate asked. His reply sounded exactly like something Vander would say--maybe the kid was meant to be a pirate.

Here's some info about "The Sword of Senack,"

Also, I'm giving away a kindle fire as part of my book launch!  Please click on this link to find out how to enter: 

The Sword of Senack Has Been Published


  1. I love that image. Fantastic!

  2. A great book, wonderfully done. I hope stays on top of Amazons list.

  3. Vander was easily my favorite character from Sword of Senack. I'm thinking when he grows up he'll be some sort of fusion of Captain Jack Sparrow and John McClane from Die Hard. :)

  4. I speak very little Pirate, but let me say, "AAARRGH"!

  5. Vander sounds like a fun and fabulous character! :)


  6. The fish or the eye? lol Only you would come up with that. Oh wait.. Thats the kind of stuff I say.. maybe I'm related to Vander except I can't breath under water. Sigh. :) Guess what I had for lunch? That's right corn dogs. Well mini corn dogs that I had to cook myself.

  7. I think I'd really like a pirate except for the probably heinous breath they'd have. You gotta love someone with a parrot.

  8. I hope lots of children will want to read your book; pirates are so exciting.

  9. Sounds great, I love a pirate story. I have a few titles I'd like on e-books at the moment, that should be my plan for this evening to upload them all :)

  10. LOL he'll get along great with Captian Frown Clown, awesome!

  11. I have a thing for scurvy. Haven't been getting my Vitamin C. Oh! Scurvy PIRATES! The Sword of Senack! Now I remember. One of the next books on my reading list. If you don't have your copy, everybody, then you'd better buy it now. I have TWO!


  12. I would think kids would love this book!! :):)

  13. He sounds like a lot of fun.
    I find in my own work there's usually one character who I really enjoy writing, most often a quirky, joker-type character - the one in my current book is nicknamed Dizzy, and it suits him!

  14. Fun excerpt Elisa.

    Yes, pirate life would appeal to me though I think my crew would toss me overboard after a few weeks of not bathing--that is something that I cannot cheat on.

  15. It may be that it is 2AM, but "the fish or the eye" made me laugh out loud. Phenomenal writing - a real pleasure to read (at any hour!).

  16. Sorry I've not been around lately. I'm catching up on your blog though!

  17. You know that I love you, right? This book is fantastic and I bought it through the link provided even though it was not 99 cents-Just thought you should know what your link says...

    The Sword of Senack (The Mer-son Cycle) [Kindle Edition]
    EC Stilson (Author)
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