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Cinnamon and California Rolls

In our latest episode of the show, Claire and I were joined by Superfan Annie to discuss In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens. We had such a great time with Annie and love when our fans join in on episodes with us. Did you know, if you join our Patreon, you can join in, too? Look how much fun we had dressed up as pirates! Arrrrrrrrren't we cute?

We had a grrrrrrrrreat time talking about this book, which features pirates if you couldn't tell, as part of our monthly theme: Yo Ho Ho, Ahoy Mateys! Read a book with pirates from the sea, sky or space. Aarrrrgghhhh me hearties! But it's not as about pirates as you might think! So what happens in this story, and why are cinnamon rolls and California rolls involved?

Magic wielding Prince Tal sets sail on his coming-of-age tour but as he's out on the high seas, he encounters a ship adrift. On the ship he finds a shackled young man and a treasure chest. When he sets the young man free, he immediately jumps overboard... but... you know... that's not a wise decision to make in the middle of the ocean. Unless, of course, you happen to be a merman! Throughout the course of Tal's tour, he encounters the merman, Athlen, several more times and they develop feelings for each other. They are both precious in their own ways, which is why we describe Tal as a cinnamon roll and Athlen, a mer-person, as a California roll. It just makes sense. Make sure you read the book, check out our summary and listen to our episode for details on Tal and Athlen's full adventure. You won't be disappointed!

Farewell, scurvy dogs!


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