Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seeking Narwal: Fifth Sea

Seeking Narwal
a monthly saga
posted on the 7th of each month - until the narwal is found
details here


The search continues for the narwal and stolen treasure...

Fresh from pirate adventures during the ...and a bottle o'rum event The Rusty Dagger has left the Red Sea and now navigates through the Arabian Sea.

From trusted sources at Triton's Tavern, the narwal is on board the spice merchant ship The Flying Elephant which is bound for Goa, India.

The Arabian Sea is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on the east by India, on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by the Arabian Peninsula, on the south, approximately, by a line between Cape Guardafui in northeastern Somalia and Kanyakumari in India. Some of the ancient names of this body of water include Sindhu Sagar (meaning "Sea of Sindh" in Sanskrit) and Erythraean Sea. -per wikipedia


Captain Vix paces the deck fore and aft restlessly with Goliath clutched into her shoulder.

New crew recruits work the ropes.

Some may find this guide handy...

Knots, Splices and Rope Work
by A. Hyatt Verrill
kindle version is currently free

Other crew members tell tales of sea creatures.

Creatures found in The Deep waters...

This particular story gets under the skin of many...

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Description from the amazon:
From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon.

Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?

This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

Win a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: June 26, 2011

Send me a link to a picture of a sea monster.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



C R E W:
AimeeKay of How can you help?
Audra of Unabridged Chick
Freda of Freda's Voice
Giada of Dr. Stravagante's Traveling Book Circus
Jo of Fluidity of Time
Kulsuma of sunshine and stardust
Sullivan McPig of Pearls Cast Before a McPig

Crew duties:
Report in for duty: comment below with a link to a picture of a sea monster AND comment about The Deep video above.

Join the crew and earn points towards the Seeking Narwal prize during the tour of the seven seas.

Sea monster sightings:

AimeeKay spots this...

Freda spots this...

Giada spots this...

heykiddego spots this...

IdentitySeeker spots this...

krysykat spots this...

MAD spots this...

Michelle spots this...

Rebecca spots this...

Sakira spots this...

Sami spots this...

Sullivan McPig spots this...

Susanna spots this...

vvb spots this...

what sea monster did you see?


* a mini-challenge for the Iron Seas Challenge

W A N T E D:

* if you've read Iron Duke by Meljean Brook post your link here to enter to win the next book in the series - Heart of Steel

* fyi: check out more Jane Austen related schtuff at the Book Rat's Jane in June

~~~ seeking narwal schedule ~~~


  1. http://lunamosity.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/sea-monster.jpg

    I love all the Steampunk fishies! (Ratchet fish?) Too cool!

  2. Love this one! http://www.opendemocracy.net/content/articles/2101/images/sea_monsters_crop.jpg

    Thanks for the chance!

  3. Reporting for duty!
    Love the video! Especially the purse fishie at the end and the one with the light lure on it's head! Too cute!

    Here's my pic!:

  4. I'll never look at my toolbox the same way again after this video ;-)
    And Cthulhu can't be left out when it comes to sea monsters:

  5. This is an image from one of my favorite movies: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1GzakHhC-wo/TDHy_l_7tAI/AAAAAAAABSE/YWQGqVSs_Yw/s1600/2990317833_359f0d0000.jpg
    Oh how I love old movies.
    I have to admit... I am not a fan of Jane Austen. *hides from fans* I'm trying really hard to like her, though. Maybe something like this would ease me in better?

  6. Steampunk fishies!! Awesome! I saw this stange sea creature: http://api.ning.com/files/32EuMLWidTEw3J*a9AxKWnM397ZX3lTB6wSjYUy4SDjO8*1*lR9DhM4vR8DyDrw0p8kt0vuL2XzCdKXzz9kYZsyytORjJswt/cthulhu.jpg
    (not entering for the book, I already have it)

  7. http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1144000/1144015_4810_625x1000.jpg


    Thanks. :)

  8. http://splitfocus.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/bloop.jpg

    I LOVE these deep sea monsters!! 'been hooked (no pun intended hehe) ever since reading Jules Verne as a kid in those old Classics Illustrated comic books.

    Thanks for the book giveaway, have been wanting to read SSSM for e-vah :D

  9. This one's pretty bizarre, esp with the person in the background:


    Great giveaway, definitely on my To Read list so would love to win! :o)


  10. Hopefully no one's used this one yet - third picture down on the page:

    I love fantasy retellings of Austen and other classics; thanks for the giveaway!

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  11. I spotted this fellow:

    The Deep Sea video was bizarre, I must say. But I love the steampunk tone to it with the gadgetry. It was creative.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I've been looking forward to this book!!

    elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

  12. Those steampunk fishes are fantastic! Great video! *_*

    My sea monster:


  13. Here's my Sea Monster:


  14. ahhh! sea monsters!!! :Oahhh! sea monsters!!! :Othefmly.com/www/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/sea-monster2-150dpi.jpg. hehe amazing_alex.0818ATyahooDOTcom


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