#newbook Wreck of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack

I am so pleased to welcome Lisa Burton back to my blog today. Lisa is the assistant to Craig Boyack, the author of the Lantern series, and so much more. Lisa is here to tell us about Craig’s new book, The Wreck of the Lanternfish, which is the last book in the Lanternfish Trilogy. I have read the other two and enjoyed them very much. I expect this will be as exciting and entertaining as the other two. So welcome, Lisa.

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Oh, my gosh! Thanks for having me back today, John. It’s so nice to get out of the writing cabin and visit with real people. You can imagine my world recently has been a gathering of Craig’s strange creatures. I’ve had everything from root monsters to a talking hat to hang out with for the past year.

I’m here today, because Craig is wrapping up the Lanternfish Trilogy. He’s having a hard time with this, because he’s spent so long with these characters. He never thinks of me, but I’ve also spent a long time with them. If you include the supporting book about Serang’s origin story, there are four volumes here. I’ve had to feed them, house them, clean up after them, and take them to photo shoots.

I love animals, so that part’s a labor of love. The anvil bird makes small appearances in all three Lanternfish books. He’s sweet, and talks. I give him grapes. There’s a horselike creature called a snubhorn down in the lower level at the cabin. He’s nice, too, and isn’t a picky eater. Leftovers suit him just fine. When Craig isn’t watching I ride him around the meadow.

Then we come to the Omcrom. These little guys are more like cavemen than anything else. Let me tell you, getting them into a vehicle so we could drive to a photo shoot was a trip. Root monsters yell, “Yay!” then climb right in. These guys are suspicious of everything.

 

The Fu were simple enough. They come with a medallion that summons them when we need them. They’re kind of like big kitties, and purr when they’re happy. They even earned a happy ending in Wreck of the Lanternfish, and that makes robot girls all gushy inside. You’ll have to read the book to find out what it involves.

There were some gigantic creatures we couldn’t do much with. They showed up for scenes, but had to stay outside the cabin. Things like Fēngbào, the bringer of storms, or Waltus who attacked the ships one day. There’s the moving reef, and even the Grandelor monster who’s still wandering the wilderness in Hollish somewhere.

It takes an effort to write a trilogy. I don’t deny that, but I have to say goodbye to all of them, too. I think readers are going to like the way it all wraps up, and I encourage everyone to check it out.

It’s been a joy talking with your fans today. I should probably get back and clean the cabin from top to bottom before whatever Craig comes up with next shows up. I think he can afford to let me go shopping for a day. Maybe even get my nails done. Lisa needs a new pair of shoes to show off that pedicure.

Wreck of the Lanternfish purchase link

 

Trilogy link

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Blurb:

James Cuttler created a peaceful spot for he and his wife to settle down. Far from the war that ravages their homeland, far from the reputation he earned as the notorious pirate Captain Bloodwater, and far from responsibility.

A royal Prelonian houseguest is a constant reminder of what’s at stake half a world away, of the friends he put ashore to fight the war. He lives in a dream world that’s temporary, at best. It’s only a matter of time before his guest is identified and the black assassins come for her.

He mortgages his precious vineyard to pay for repairs to his ship. If nothing else, Lanternfish will be one of the most powerful ships in the war, if he’s not already too late.

James will have to merge the skills of commander and con man into something new to make this work. He’ll need to avoid those on his own side who would hang him for piracy.

Serang is half a world away, leading her army of mercenary swordsmen toward the Fulminites. Mistrusted by both sides of the war, she appears as a third combatant on the battlefield. She may eliminate the mysterious order, only to succumb to the demons of her own tragic past.

Strap on your swords and hoist the colors one more time as the thrilling Lanternfish Trilogy comes to an end.

 

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41 comments

  1. […] #newbook Wreck of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack […]

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Charles,

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  2. These posts are always fun and a great way to meet the characters. Well done Craig for wrapping up the series. Thanks, John for featuring Lisa and Craig´s book.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Darlene. It’s a different way to do a bit of promo.

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    2. Thank you, Darlene. 😊

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  3. Lisa is always entertaining. Thanks for hosting today, John, and huge wishes to Craig for success with this book.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. Lisa always draws a bit of attention, and that’s her job.

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    2. Thank you, Joan. 😁

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  4. Great job by Craig! Thanks for hosting, John. Wishing Craig the best!

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    1. Thank you, Jill, and hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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    2. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  5. Thanks for letting Lisa visit once more. She deserves to get out once in a while.

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    1. It is always a pleasure. 😁

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  6. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Lisa Burton is visiting with John Howell today. She has several posters from the Lanternfish Trilogy, and seems to be fixated on saying goodbye to these characters and getting ready for the next wave.

    John is one of my longest-term author friends. He runs a wonderful blog, is a fantastic author, and is one of my Story Empire partners. Make sure you look around his site while you’re there, and check out a few of his own stories. You won’t be disappointed.

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    1. Thank you for the terrific intro, Craig.

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  7. What a fun post! I loved getting Lisa’s take on the creatures from Lanternfish. Craig really came up with an imaginative assortment to populate his world. Other than the root monsters, Fu dogs are my favorite. I’m looking forward to seeing their promised happy ending in Wreck of the Lanternfish.
    All the best to Craig and thanks, John, for hosting!

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    1. Thanks, Mae. Hope the story wraps up well for you

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    2. Thank you, Mae.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Craig. I’m so looking forward to reading the Wreck of the Lanternfish over the holidays. I know it will be a fun adventure. BTW, your illustrations are incredible. Thank you, John, for helping to spread the word and supporting Craig on your site. Merry Christmas to you both!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen hope you enjoy the tales. I’ve had the same artist for many years, and he always delivers.

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    2. Thank you, Gwen. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  9. We haven’t seen Lisa in awhile. It was fun to see her return! I hope she gets that new pair of shoes she’s hankering after.

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    1. Of course she will. She’ll probably blame the weather to extend her trip.

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    2. I’m sure Lisa gets whatever she wants. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. Of that, I have no doubt!

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  10. It’s always so much fun when Lisa comes to visit.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Great to see you here today, Lisa 🙂 You had a lot on your plate with all those great characters. It was certainly a great series!
    Thanks for hosting, John 🙂

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it.

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    2. Thank you, Denise.

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  12. Sounds like Lisa’s had her hands full. I didn’t know it was her her job to wrangle all these creatures – sounds like she deserves a raise. Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. I think so too, Teri. Thanks.

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    2. Shh! She might hear you.

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  13. Enjoyed seeing Lisa again, and I I I I I really enjoyed the root monsters and the Fu in this book. Glad they had happy ever afters, Craig. Thanks for hosting, John..

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    1. It’s hard wrapping everything in a bigger series. Glad you enjoyed how it worked out.

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    2. Thank you, Judi. 😁

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  14. It’s not easy saying goodbye to characters when a series comes to an end. But Craig did a fabulous job of wrapping up all the loose ends in a satisfying way. I think one of my favorite scenes was with the Fu Dogs when Serang had to say goodbye to them. But it was all good. Thank you for hosting Craig, John. Loved this post!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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    2. Thanks, Jan. I’m glad bits of it stuck with you.

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