R.J. Pierson was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan—a city she is very proud to be from and still find copious beauty and honor in. Her childhood was filled with lots of quiet imagination and daydreams. This was where she first began storytelling—inside her own head for hours and hours. Now Pierson lives on the island of Hawai’i, where she is pursuing dual careers in museum work and writing. She takes care of many rescue animals (currently 8 cats and 3 dogs, though there always seems to be room for one more hard luck case). Pierson’s husband is an artist who designed the books cover. In writing, Pierson hopes to effectively share the stories that have been playing out in her head for years. She also enjoys reading, solving puzzles, making piñatas, traveling, creating collages, and getting into fandoms.
At the point of committing crime, a thirteen-year-old boy, who is obsessed with exploring, is granted a voyage to another ground on the planet Mnemesyne; but when he constantly gets into trouble and his usual talents don’t have an effect on the ship’s surly first mate, he must learn to embrace knowledge about his father’s death before the killers become too powerful once again. Restless from having spent his whole life under strict rules on an isolated island, Leokles, a thirteen-year-old boy, has turned to breaking the law. He yearns to explore the rest of the planet Mnemesyne, but war got in his way before he was even born. He gets his chance for freedom when he’s granted a calling aboard a ship with voyagers from all over the planet. When Leo isn’t being abducted by sea creatures, surviving raging storms, or sparring in combat, he takes advantage of his time by making covert trips into the locked spaces of the voyaging ship. But when his usual talents don’t have an effect on the ship’s surly first mate and he find himself constantly getting into trouble, Leo’s newfound freedom is threatened. He must learn to embrace knowledge surrounding his father’s death in order to save his voyage, and most importantly, to stop the killers from becoming too powerful once again and threatening those he loves.
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