The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each
other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the
form of the eloquent and intelligent sea monster Octavius, a kraken. In
Octavius’ many arms, Lilly learns of friendship, loyalty, and family. When
Octavius, forbidden by Lilly to harm humans, is captured by seafaring traders
and sold to a circus, Lilly becomes his only hope for salvation. Desperate to
find him, she strikes a bargain with a witch that carries a shocking price.
Her journey to win Octavius’ freedom is difficult. The
circus master wants a coat of illusions; the coat tailor wants her undead
husband back from a witch; the witch wants her skin back from two bandits; the
bandits just want some company, but they might kill her first. Lilly’s quest
tests her resolve, tries her patience, and leaves her transformed in every way.
A powerfully written debut from a young fantasy author, S.
M. Wheeler’s Sea Change is an
exhilarating tale of adventure, resilience, and selflessness in the name of
friendship. Download and start listening now!