The Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is the last of her kind, sturdy and sealed in magic. She is six hundred years old and seven decks deep with masts so tall that you monitor them with a telescope. Two empires are in a cold war and the Chathrand is delivering Thasha, a young noblewoman, to a marriage that might force peace – whether Thasha likes it or not. The sea voyage is awash in god-kings, treacherous mermaids, political intrigue, assassins, conspirators, sentient animals, skullduggery and stowaways. If you liked The Name of the Wind, Master and Commander or The Lies of Locke Lamora, you might enjoy the sea faring high fantasy of Robert V.S. Redick’s The Red Wolf Conspiracy.