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Dain Alloway was only nine years old when he began a new life with his father, sailing aboard The Maiden. Eight years later, the aristocratic city-boy turned merchant-sailor feels like he lives with one foot on land, and one foot in the sea. Life floats smoothly by until the night he wakes to find a mysterious woman in his cabin.

The events that unfold after her appearance
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Expected publication: February 7th 2020 by Whimsical Publishing
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Micheline Ryckman
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My firstborn was only three months old when I developed the story of The Maiden Ship. That was twenty-one years ago. The book didn’t get far back then because the demands of a new marriage, a new child, and so many other life callings forced me to set the story aside. It wasn’t until 2018 that I revisited The Maiden Ship. And that decision was brought on by several major life events: a mix of chronic health struggles, my firstborn leaving home for college (don’t let anyone ever tell you it’s ...more
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Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you love magic, mystery, and adventure with a pinch of romance, then you will love The Maiden Ship!

The pacing was perfect, the world building was great, and the characters were very lovable.
I really loved Dain and Sable but I think Mo is my favorite character. He was like a big wise teddy bear!

This was a great and enjoyable read! I can't wait to read where the story goes next in the next book!



This book was one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and I'm very thankful to Micheline Ryckman
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Bryn
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I think the best summation of this book is simply, "absolutely enjoyable." There's nothing more satisfying then a rich mix of action, humor, mystery, brilliant characters and heart-warming moments.

The Maiden Ship had all this and more. Ryckman has created a completely unique world with a past, present and future rife with secrets, lost knowledge, dark villains and hearty heroes (can I get more of Mo, please?).

While The Maiden Ship itself is a complete story, I feel like our toes have barely
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Really enjoyed this!

Thank you to the author for a copy in exchange for a review!

Full review closer to publishing date.
Madalyn
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
RTC!!!!
Hannah
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the pacing of this novel. It wasn't too fast or too slow, it was just right and always held your interest. It was the perfect blend of action, humour, cuteness, and adventure. It fits its genre well, easily enjoyed by teens through to adults. I loved the world building, it was vivid and engaging. I honestly couldn't put the book down. I can't wait for the sequel, and this one isn't even released until February 7th 2020!!
I received and ARC copy from the publisher in return for an honest
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Alice Dobrinsky
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advanced readers copy of this book, and I absolutely adored it. And by that I mean I finished it in a little over a day. It was exciting, well paced, and I loved the characters. Dain is such a good protagonist, and so different from the usual male main in YA books, I loved him right away. The world-building is beautifully done, with little details cast in throughout, so there’s a gorgeous world you feel like you know, but not a lot spent on exposition so you can get ...more
Erina Bayrak
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to read this book so badly!!! I'm pretty sure I would have loved this book. But it says that it'll be available sometime in february 2020. Is it a country thing or hasn't this book come out yet?
Tyanne
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
What’s better than reading an author’s debut novel? Nothing. Absolutely nothing!

I loved The Maiden Ship. It was such a refreshing fantasy read that is different than what is currently out there. It’s the story of Dain, a sailor who soon finds out that magic and family are very different than what he currently believes. The pace of story is perfect, nothing is drawn out and overdone while the world building is amazing! I’d love to know more about the realm of The Four Kingdoms that Ryckman has
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Artist, illustrator, author, book lover. Illustrator for the graphic novel Charting Stars, and author of the YA fantasy adventure, The Maiden Ship.

Micheline Ryckman lives with her family on a farm in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She is co-owner of Whimsical Publishing, and an accomplished artist/illustrator in multiple mediums. The Maiden Ship is her debut novel, the first in an upcoming
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