Captain of the Temple Police is not an easy job. Gerard wasn't expecting it to be easy...but he also didn't expect to have to fight off the Priestess's overtures at every turn. While he isn't against killing, torture seems dishonorable, and a visit to the dungeons leaves Gerard feeling more than a little sympathy for the pirates he's been ordered to capture.
Nevertheless, if he's to protect his gentle, talented wife, Gerard must do his job and eliminate the anti-wyvern pirates. He's made a valuable friend and ally in the wily Admiral of the Temple Sea Watch. Together, they track down the charismatic pirate leader, Gwain, who agrees to meet with them. However, Gwain's chosen site for for their parley is a dangerous island gamepark where the stakes are high, and everyone is prey.
Flames is the second book in the Cowry Catchers 5-part series. The books are:
Out of the Ashes
Shores Beyond the World
Warning: This is an illustrated series for grown-ups. It includes beautiful, whimsical artwork, because adults deserve pretty pictures, too. However, the explicit elements of the story escalate as the series progresses. There are sexual scenes and situations in these books, as well as types of violence not usually found in children's books. These books are not intended for children or young teens.
This 60,000-word book is DRM-free and carefully formatted. It includes 11 character portraits, 16 full-page illustrations, and a map.