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Just outside of our reality lies the Wild Blue, an endless ocean of monsters, magic, and a host of lost adventurers who never left the Golden Age of Piracy. For fifteen-year-old Destiny Curry, it's the only body of water large enough to not make her feel like a big fish in a small pond.
Destiny's first trip to the Wild Blue was a happy mistake; she got to meet the fun-loving Captain Hobbes and pilot the Rebecca, a pirate ship that swims through the ocean on a set of enormous squid tentacles. Her return is considerably less whimsical, however, after an eldritch horror named Naut comes to her home and abducts her mom. Naut gives Destiny one command: Steal the Kraken Relic from Captain Hobbes and his lingering Buccaneer fleet, or she will never see her mother again.
Destiny signs on with the Buccaneers, braving a mermaid market, a rival fleet, and a sea-load of other hazards. All the while, she ponders just how much of a pirate she's willing to be; after all, if she obeys Naut's will and gets her mother back, it could very well mean the end of the Buccaneers and the fall of the Wild Blue. And the pirates of the Wild Blue are the only line of defense between our world and the nightmare realm of the Wyrd Gods.
DESTINY CURRY AND THE KRAKEN RELIC is a young adult novel, complete at about 61,000 words.