Justin King writes adventures, but he is too sensible to want one. He writes about friendships, but has none himself. His stories take place all over the world, and yet he has never been outside of the British Isles. He writes fantasy, but puts no credence in tales of parallel realms.
All that is changed the day he meets Ethan Prince. A stranger to Edinburgh with seemingly no background or family, and one who gives every appearance of being not quite right in the head, Ethan is Justin’s opposite in a multitude of ways. As a friendship forms between them, the mystery of who Ethan Prince is begins to thread its way through Justin’s life and weave an adventure that he would rather not be caught in—but it is the revelation of that mystery that will force Justin to accept that not all fantasy is confined to the imagination.
Wordcrafter is the story of a man as he learns that all things come with a price, and that the cost of true friendship is one's life.
The White Sail's Shaking:
In the fledgling navy of the United States, as in the mighty fleet of Britain, there are few things as sought after as honor and glory. Men will risk their lives for it - in battles and in duels - and spill blood without a second thought to protect it. At sea, a man's good name is everything.
This is the world that Tip Brighton finds himself in when he is commissioned as a midshipman at the start of the First Barbary War. A fourth son with no prospects on land and the shadow of his family's Loyalist sympathies hanging over him at sea, he throws himself into the task of winning the respect and honor he craves - but finds it harder than he would ever have imagined. When his combined attempts to hide the secrets of a fellow midshipman, help a Syracusan girl pose as a seaman, and earn himself a good name prove too much, he is faced with the realization that something has to go.
The White Sail's Shaking is the tale of a boy in a man's world as he finds out what it takes to leave childhood behind.