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The Forever Sea

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The first book in a new environmental epic fantasy series set in a world where ships kept afloat by magical hearthfires sail an endless grass sea.

On the never-ending, miles-high expanse of prairie grasses known as the Forever Sea, Kindred Greyreach, hearthfire keeper and sailor aboard harvesting vessel The Errant, is just beginning to fit in with the crew of her new ship w
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Expected publication: January 19th 2021 by DAW
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TABI⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
forget everything else but the AESTHETIC of this book because that's why I'm here
Michael Stewart
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favs
What a fantastic world! You’ve never seen this, instantly recognizable yet completely alien, head slapping ‘why didn’t I think of that’ awesomeness, the closest comparable might be Chuck Wendig’s Heartland Trilogy. A well thought through magic system with a ton of room to grow, pirates, strong LGBTQ+ rep, did I mention pirates? Some of whom are creepy AF (Word).

The story follows Kindred a hearthfire keeper (think magical ship’s boiler where the fuel is captains bones) in her quest to find her g
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Allison (SPELLBOUND READER)
THIS COVER HAS ADDED 10 YEARS TO MY LIFE!
Justine
Oct 21, 2020 marked it as arcs  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Thanks to NetGalley and DAW Books for providing an ARC!
C. Bear
Nov 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
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Mab
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Johnson’s novel is an incredibly creative and well-written story about a young woman following her intuition and the magic of the fires' song. There was a part of me imagining a world with leaves and grasses thick as trees and as deep as the ocean, but then there was another part of my mind that also imagined the whole story taking place in a pasture, the people mere centimetres in height. I love that there was just enough ambiguity that my mind could wander through different settings.

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Cynde
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful lyrical tale told by a mystical Storyteller to a group of ragged families in a town named Twist. A town terrorized by the creatures of the dark and given respite by the coming of the Storyteller. The teller tells the tale of Kindred, a young firekeeper on a ship that sails and harvests the grasses of the prairies of the Forever Sea. The imagery of sunrise and sunsets over the Forever Sea are breathtaking, especially since it is a sea of grass and blooming plants that they sail across ...more
Lucy-May
Rating: 4.5

This was such an exciting, unpredictable & entertaining adventure, & I wish I could dive straight back into it. I loved this world of grass oceans & fire fuelled ships, with pirates living in trees & trees stealing the living. I was so excited to start this book but it still completely blew me away & I just want to know more about this incredible universe that the author has created. I was never 100% sure where the plot would go, & my guess about where the rest of the series would go
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Cary Morton
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I read a lot of books within a year, often more than a hundred, and I can honestly say that The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson is easily the best book I've read this year. The world of The Forever Sea is masterfully crafted and comes to life through the quick flow of the narrative and vibrant description through the eyes of the protagonist, Kindred. The world-building is full of fantastical settings,
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Meghan
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was received as an ARC from DAW in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I absolutely loved this book. I especially love books where every chapter there is a new exciting event taking place. The ambition Kindred had for finding her grandma and continuing her task as the hearthfire keeper in swimming along the majestic seas to find her grandma and save their kingdom. Little does Kindred know that beyond the waters are two cul
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