The Voyages of Trueblood Cay
Being an especial accounting of his life at sea, as told by Gil Rafael
“What’s for you won’t pass you by. Not on my ship.”
Pelippé Trueblood is a giantsblood—one of the great mariners of House Tru. Raised on the mighty ship Cay, he’s chosen at nineteen for a perilous voyage predicted in ancient prophecy. Young and unseasoned, Trueblood fears the gods may have picked the wrong man for the job. Worse, prophecy demands he be accompanied by Fen il-Kheir, and nothing in Trueblood's life at sea has prepared him for this dangerous new crew member.
Fen is a kheiron—a creature with the ability to shift between man and horse. With a dark past, little love for humans and less love for ships, Fen proves a reluctant passenger whose secrets about Trueblood could jeopardize not only the voyage, but the future of the world.
A feud of the gods. Ships built by giants. Spice that makes the world beautiful. Flying horses. Murder and misery. Belonging and bravery. Sailors, centaurs, warriors, queens, courtesans and storytellers. A tapestry of mythology and human experience, The Voyages of Trueblood Cay is both Javier Landes’ love letter to his life, and Suanne Laqueur’s most adventurous love story.
Publisher's Note: Gil Rafael is the pen name of Javier Landes, who is a fictional character in Laqueur's Venery series. The Voyages of Trueblood Cay is the novel Javier is writing throughout the series. This novel-within-a-novel contains subtle references to people and situations in Venery, however it's not necessary to have read the series beforehand. Trueblood Cay can absolutely be enjoyed as a standalone. (Contains adult situations written in adult language.)
The Voyages Of Trueblood Cay is truly a beautiful and spellbinding fantasy story. I have to be honest and say I don’t read a lot of fantasy. I’m picky when it comes to that genre. I’m not picky when it comes to my unicorn authors. I follow them. No matter what and what a journey Voyage was. All thanks to Suanne Laqueur. Her work and storytelling is from another world. That’s the honest truth. I’ve experienced it with her previous work. Her talent is unparalleled.
I was introduced to Javier Landes in An Exaltation Of Larks and A Charm Of Finches - The Venery Series. In those two phenomenal books he was working on a book. The Voyages Of Trueblood Cay is his creation thanks to Suanne Laqueur.
I went into this story with Javier Landes and his lifes journey in the back of my mind. TVOTC can easily be read as a standalone but for me who’s read the Venery series it became all the more special to me. That’s all I will say on that note;)
TVOTC has everything my hearts desire when it comes to fantasy romance. Yes, there’s romance but to me it’s more than romance. It’s LOVE in captital letters. The story oozes with love in all shapes and sizes. The characters varies. TVOTC tells the story of humans, centaurs which are mythological creatures with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. Then there’s kherions which is a centaur with wings and can shift between horse and man. Fen, one of the main characters, is a kherion who’s has experienced hell and so many losses. Pelippé Trueblood is the son of Kepten True who’s commander of his boat the Cay.
Pé Trueblood’s story is spectacular filled with friendships and love. So much love. How he and Fen come across one another is not my story to tell my dear Legantos which means Beloved Reader. Jump on this Voyage and fall in love with not only Kepten Pé Trueblood, Fen, Raj, Lejo, Abrakam. I could go on. It’s not just Pé and Fen. There’s a perfect ensemble of characters who each has a role to play in this story. They matter.
Gelang means “at hand” or “together with.” While reading and experiencing this magnificent book that’s exactly what I felt. GELANG. WITH EVERY CHARACTER . ALL THE WAY. FROM START TO FINISH.
5 Valentos & Gelangos Stars
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A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her work has been described as Therapy Fiction, Emotionally Intelligent Romance and Contemporary Train Wreck. Whatever you want to call it, her goal is to write stories that appeal to the passions of all readers, crossing gender, age and genre.
Suanne Laqueur'sAn Exaltation of Larks won the Grand Prize in the 2017 Writer’s Digest Book Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love and its follow-up, Give Me Your Answer True, won gold medals in the 2015 and 2016 Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Both were finalists in the 2015 and 2016 Kindle Book Awards, and Laqueur was named a gold medal Debut Author with Feathered Quill Book Reviews.
Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater, and taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children. Visit her at http://suannelaqueurwrites.com. All feels welcome. And she always has coffee.
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