THE ATLANTEAN CROWN
Serialized on Patreon (2019-2020) | Book Upcoming (2020)
Princess Ellis Raihall was supposed to be queen.
So when her dying mother selects Ellis' long-time rival, Leanne Lacer, as the heir to the deteriorating underwater kingdom of Atlantis, the hot-headed Ellis has never been so furious. Her mother's wrong! She's strong enough, smart enough, pretty enough to be queen! More than that, it's...all she's ever had to look forward to.
But when Ellis prays to her god for the throne she feels should be hers, the last thing she expects is an answer. Atlantis will undergo seven days of trials. If she can protect the kingdom, then the crown is hers.
As disasters weigh down on Atlantis like the ocean beyond its dome - sickness spreads through the kingdom; doomsday prophecies stir the public into panic; perhaps oddest of all, a stranger from the Surface arrives without any memory of how or why he's there - Ellis begins to wonder if her mother was right. Does a power-hungry princess have what it takes to save her people? As she fights, an even more frightful question emerges: what is Atlantis?
The Atlantean Crown is an LGBTQIA+ YA SFF novel about merfolk and mad science, dreams and desperation, responsibility and freedom. It explores not only what it means to be a leader, but what it means to be yourself in a world that wants to define you by the circumstances of your birth. Who will take the crown?