Crossbones by Stefan M. Nardi

A world on the brink of war. A quest for vengeance. A secret that could change everything.


A world on the brink of war. A quest for vengeance. A secret that could change everything.

Dean and Eldric Whittaker have never known their parents. Orphaned in a pirate attack on their village, they were raised by the mysterious wizard, Rorschach. The only clue to their heritage, their strange abilities to control the power of Fire and Ice.

Harboring a hate for the pirate lords and a thirst for revenge, the brothers set out on their own voyage to hunt down and kill the man who murdered their parents. But in a world inhabited by monsters and ruled by men with the power of gods, can they survive long enough to achieve their goal?

Crossbones is the first installment in a series of swashbuckling fantasy novels.

If you like action-packed battles, swashbuckling heroes, and witty one-liners, then you'll love Stefan M. Nardi's epic high seas adventure.

Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Epic

Language: English

Keywords: Pirates, Fantasy, Magic, Swashbuckling, Wizard, Fae, Faeries

Word Count: 35000

Sales info:

Crossbones is the first book in an epic fantasy series which will consist of at least 5 books which will be release over the next 18 months. It is also my first published book. The series was originally intended to be a serial and as such the first few chapters of this book were published as Crossbones: Episode One. In the three months that Episode One was published it had over 300 downloads as well as many excellent reviews. Since being re-released in July 2016, Crossbones has sold over 500 copies. The goodreads page can be found here: As you can see it has 30 reviews with an average rating of 3.93.

I have a sound marketing plan in place for this series going forward including using Mark Dawson's Facebook advertising system. I also have over 6000 Twitter followers. My website can be found here: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message me. 

Sample text:

Lightning crashed through the sky, illuminating the ocean below. Curtains of rain fell on the little ship, hammering down upon the wooden deck. The ocean surged, great waves rising from its depths, threatening to engulf the ship. The Black Phoenix bounced around in the sea, thrown from one wave to the next.

Eldric Whittaker was perched in the ship’s rigging, attempting to stow the sails to regain some small measure of control. He was soaked from head to toe, his long black hair hung in clumps around his head, streaming water down onto his bare chest. His wet trousers weighed him down making it even harder to keep his balance. Eldric tied down the last sail and breathed a sigh of relief. He had warned his brother that they needed a crew from the start, that something like this would happen. But Dean had insisted that they could do it themselves and find a crew on the voyage. Bad idea.

He held tight to the mast as he clambered back down; one wrong move would send him sliding across the ship, possibly to his death. He stood on the deck, gripping the mast for support as the wind and rain tore at his skin and clothing. At the stern he could see his brother, wrestling with the ship’s wheel; he couldn’t tell through the rain, but he could swear the idiot was grinning. Yep, he was going to kill him for this.

Suddenly the ship pitched to one side, Eldric tightened his grip on the mast, holding on for dear life. Dean was sent flying across the deck, caught moments later by the lifeline tied around his waist. Eldric watched with bated breath as his brother scrambled around on the deck. Dean managed to roll over and pull himself back to the wheel.


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by V.H. L.
Author review:
Veronica is wonderful to work with!
Already translated. Translated by Evelyn T M Martins
Author review:
A fantastic translator, I will definitely be working with Evelyn again!

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