Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe

by James M. Ward

A nautical fantasy of dragonships, wizards and spell warfare on the high seas.

Halcyon Blithe is a young man of good breeding and lineage who also happens to be endowed with qualities and abilities of a sorcerous nature. Aiming to seek his fortune and fulfill his full potential in the magical world, Blithe gladly accepts his rank as Midshipwizard. In doing so, he becomes a member of the crew who tend and sail the awesome nautical juggernauts - vessels which harness the bodies and strength of living dragons with seafaring technology.

Combining elements of Robert Louis Stevenson with Robin Hobb, Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe is a nautical tale rich in magic and intrigue, a tale set against a panorama of fantastic naval battles as it follows the career of a young midshipwizard moving up through the ranks of His Majesty's Navy.

"Horatio Hornblower meets Harry Potter in a tale of magical martial warfare of the high seas."
--Ed Greenwood, creator of Forgotten Realms