Ransom for Albatross

Ransom for Albatross

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The poppy has destroyed Jean-Claude's family. Its baited lure of deception, addiction and now murder, has found him both alone and embittered. With the aid of his friend Aether, a master bladesmith, they will embark on a quest that will take them into the underworld of the opium trade, and to its warlord: a pirate, who holds secrets both dark ... and familiar. To avenge those he has lost, Jean-Claude will find himself fighting for his own life, and then fighting for the chance to simply begin again. Mired in an emotional web of self-doubt and reprieve, is a haunting memory-a memory of Rochelle: a girl who imprinted upon his heart when he was just a lad. He neither pursued her, nor forgot her, and so, when fate calls him to aid in her plight, a beacon of hope begins to pulsate, imploring him to forgive so that he may love again. To succeed, he must first engage in a battle that is darker than anything he could imagine-the one within. A battle waged between two wolves that reside within him. One is named Self-loathing; the other, Forgiveness. He must feed the one that is to prevail, but which one will he ultimately choose?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 494g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507617941
  • 9781507617946

About L Sterling Requate

"Sterling," as friends and colleagues know her, never thought she would write novels. A classically trained vocalist, she had aspirations of singing opera, yet by age 23, was belting out Top-40 tunes in a local band and thought for certain she would be a rock star. For the next 24 years, she sang jingles for local businesses, performed with several bands, provided back up as a studio musician, and was a voice-over talent. That was for fun-she earned a living as an Instrument & Electrical Technician for a major oil company. In 2009, following an industrial accident, Sterling was medically retired. Unable to work, she began to piece together images that she had dreamed about since age 14, and "committed ink to parchment." Writing became pain management, and a way to ward off depression. In May 2013, she published "Amarantos-One That Never Withers," and by November, readers were asking when the sequel was coming out. She realized then that this tale was going to encompass more than one book. "Ransom for Albatross" is a companion to "Amarantos-One That Never Withers," and a third book is in progress. Sterling lives in Arizona with her husband John. When not engaged in writing, Sterling enjoys playing golf, paper crafting, and rolling through the desert in a "much modified" 1991 Jeep Cherokee.show more

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