The Tempest and Her Prince
There were enough things wrong with Charmagne when he was born: he was the third son, not a burnt hair on his head, and according to his parents he came out screaming and blue. But the worst thing about him was that he was a witch.
In a world where gods are dead and magic-users are outlawed, the royal family walks the fine line of protecting Charmagne and smothering him. But when Charmagne's parents go on an ill-fated mission to save him and go missing, Charmagne is quick to follow. He didn't spend his whole life hiding just to lose his family like this.
So, against his siblings' wishes, Charmagne becomes the hero. He sets sail on the open waters with a fearsome group of pirates, tackling the unknown mysticism of the ocean that's been forbidden all his life. Against monsters, criminals, and one very handsome sailor, can Charmagne accomplish his daring, noble dreams?
And, perhaps more importantly, does Charmagne even know how?
A queer hybrid of Treasure Island and The Odyssey, The Tempest and Her Prince tackles family trauma and identity on the open ocean.