So the cover copy for all eight parts of The Kraken King is up on bookseller sites (and I’ll soon be adding it to the book page here) but I just want to offer a quick warning: the later descriptions include spoilers for the direction of the story! So if you plan to read the book (either all together or in serial format) I recommend skipping the cover copy for Parts III – VIII.
Here is the description for Part I, though — which is very close to the description for the collected edition, as well:
The Kraken King, Part I
The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster
A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…
After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes.
But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper…