Ethan Denby doesn’t know how he got on the Marian. He just woke up one day inside the body of its captain.
The Marian is unlike any ship Ethan has ever seen. It crawls on long, metal legs over dunes of salt in search of water, despite laws granting exclusive harvesting rights to a corrupt organization known as HydroSystems Worldwide.
HydroSystems is closing in, tensions are mounting aboard the Marian, and on top of all that, Ethan is beginning to think the dreams he's been having aren't completely harmless. If he doesn’t get home soon, Ethan could die inside someone else’s body in this wasteland of a world. The only way back seems to be through the Cloud, but how can he convince the crew to take him there when it means confronting a dangerous cult and venturing into a place where the very fabric of reality has worn thin?
The Marian is a wild, post-apocalyptic pirate adventure, equal parts Pirates of the Caribbean and Mad Max. It is the first book in The Marian Trilogy.
Taylor pays the bills by talking on the radio and passes the time by writing stories. He lives in Des Moines with his wife, where they are owned by a cat and a dog. He wishes more doctors would recommend an Oreo-only diet.
"An unquestionably original story that keeps you turning pages to the end." - Lee
"I simply read the book (and the series) as a well-written story should be read: at the edge of my seat and without putting it down." - Rachel Barnard, author of At One's Beast
"I started reading for the pirates, but I kept reading for the awesome characters." - Nicole Groshek, Nicolieolieoh
"If you're ever in the mood for something action packed (with pirates and mercenaries) and full of friendship (with pirates and mercenaries!) and even some magic (WITH PIRATES AND MERCENARIES), give The Marian Trilogy a go." - Macy Younkin, Can't Stop Won't Stop Books