Sea of Souls Saga

A new Scottish-inspired dark fantasy series for fans of folklore and mythology.

Sea of Souls

Dark be the water, and darker still the creatures that lurk within…

Isla Blackwood has never accepted the shackles of her family’s nobility. Instead, she sails the open waters, searching for belonging on the waves.

But when tragedy forces Isla home, she realises she can no longer escape the duty she’s been running from. Selkie raiders plague the island’s coasts, and when they strike at Blackwood Estate, Isla has no choice but to flee with her hot-headed brother and their brooding swordmaster.

To reclaim her home, Isla will have to set aside her grief and join forces with an exiled selkie searching for a lost pelt. The heirloom might be the key to stopping the raids—but only if they can steal it from the island’s most notorious selkie hunter, the Grand Admiral himself.

Caught between a promise to the brother she abandoned and a friendship with the selkie who should have been her enemy, Isla soon realises the open seas aren’t the only treacherous waters she’ll need to navigate.

As enemies close in, she must decide where her loyalties lie if she wants to save what’s left of her family—and find the belonging she’s been searching for.

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Praise for Sea of Souls:

“Poised and accessible, Sea of Souls is an alluring tale of adventure, mythology, and discovery […] a darkly decadent gem about a girl learning how to mend a shattered reality” – Indies Today, ★★★★★

“With characters you will get obsessed over and a world you will never want to leave, Sea of Souls is the pinnacle of fantasy” – Ed Crocker, FanFiAddict

“…a family saga – a tale of both blood and found family, and honestly some of the best twists and turns in the story. Scrimgeour’s excellent character work leaving us utterly invested in everyone involved” – Rowena Andrews, Beneath A Thousand Skies

Sea of Souls is a beautifully written and emotionally poignant story about love, loss, and belonging” – Quinn Giguiere, Silverstones Books

“Scrimgeour has elevated selkie myths to a whole new level within Sea of Souls, and plunged my heart to the darkest depths of the ocean” – Anne, Immersed in Books

Sea of Souls is a beautifully written and well-paced fantasy novel that explores themes of identity, family, and sacrifice. […] A must-read for fantasy enthusiasts who crave adventure, heart, and depth in their books” – jlreadstoperpetuity

“You may want to grab a tissue because it’s going to bring a tear or two to your eyes. The evolution and growth of the characters in this book will keep you page-turning” – Bookworm Bunny Reviews

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Bonus content

Uncover the secrets of Silveckan and dive deeper into the Sea of Souls Saga with maps, glossaries, and more!

Content Warnings

Sea of Souls is an adult dark fantasy series which includes instances of violence and death. If you would like to prepare yourself for potentially triggering content, please view the full list of content warnings.

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