Now, since Fryte’s Gold is available for free on Smashwords, it’s the perfect time to get to know the first Realmgard story.
It’s also the perfect time to get to know the main characters, Kat and Dunstana, the Sisters Darkstone.
Meet the Sisters Darkstone
A pirate and her big sister, ready for anything Realmgard might throw at them.
Likes: adventure, treasure, Princess Moonflower
Dislikes: boredom, quiet, doubters
“Armed with her trusty wooden sword, cork gun, and big sister and seemingly blessed with inexhaustible good luck, Dunstana has made herself a fixture of Porthaven’s Dock District and has earned at least the grudging respect of most of the city’s other pirates.
However, Realmgard’s pirates are a proud and contentious lot, and some particularly stubborn, old-fashioned pirates are reluctant to acknowledge a ten-year-old girl as a legitimate member of the profession. Dunstana is, of course, resolved to prove these doubters and naysayers wrong.
Or at least settle for kicking them all in the shins in the interim…”
Occupation: Freelance adventurer; part-time sales associate, full-time big sister
Likes: pudding, sleep, couches, small animals
Dislikes: hassle, her middle name, mortal peril, low doorframes
“Much to her chagrin, Kat often finds herself being a reluctant pirate in all but name. As the big sister of one of Porthaven’s most noteworthy up-and-coming (ten-year-old) pirates, Kat often has no choice but to chase after Dunstana as she plunges headlong towards adventure trying to make a name for herself as a pirate, leaving Kat as something as an official unofficial member of the Porthaven Raiders.
Although outwardly taciturn and gruff, and fond of leisure by nature, Kat is steadfastly loyal to her friends and family and can be trusted to do the right thing, albeit while usually (and loudly) making known her objections to exertion and mortal danger. Kat also has a long-standing affection for small, cute animals, though she is not usually quick to admit this.
She is, of course, a cat person.”
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