Character Guest Post with Nicholin of Dread Pirate Arcanist by Shami Stovall #characterguestpost

Have we got a treat for you! Today's guest is Nicholin. Haven't heard of him? Shame on you! He's in Shami Stovall's new YA fantasy novel, Dread Pirate Arcanist! Take it away, Nicholin!


What’s all this nonsense? You don’t know what an arcanist is? That’s a problem, because where I come from, arcanists are in charge of everything. They’re the kings and queens, and guildmasters, and protectors, and generals, and all the awesome things someone would want to be one day!

You see, there are mystical creatures in the world—like me. I’m a rizzel! People say I look like a ferret, but I’m way more beautiful and awesome than a normal ferret. I can teleport. Yeah, that’s right. I blink out of sight and then reappear thirty feet somewhere else. It’s amazing. You can show your awe by typing copious amounts of comments in the comment section, thank you.

Anyway, where was I?

So, if a person bonds with a mystical creature, like me, they become an arcanist. I bonded with Illia, and once that happened, she gained the ability to teleport as well. That’s what arcanists do—the bond with their mystical creature gives them powers. In return for bonding, I get bigger and stronger. Soon I’ll be the most amazing mystical creature you’ve ever seen!

I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering what Illia did once she became an arcanist. Well, she joined the Frith Guild. They’re a bunch of heroes who fight pirates and keep the islands of our tiny nation safe.

Illia hates pirates, and I don’t blame her. One cut out her eye when she was little! He’s a dastard of the highest order—he’s none other than the Dread Pirate Calisto. But don’t you worry! With me at Illia’s side, nothing bad will ever happen to her again. We’re a great team—and amazing duo—an arcanist and her eldrin the likes the world has never seen!

And now I think you know everything. Well, except my name. I’m Nicholin. It’s worth remembering because I’m just that great. While you’re down there typing comments about how awesome teleporting is, you might as well heap praise on me as well. Trust me, I’m totally worth it.

Shami Stovall grew up in California’s central valley with a single mother and little brother. Despite no one in her family earning a degree higher than a GED, she put herself through college (earning a BA in History), and then continued on to law school where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.

As a child, Stovall’s favorite novel was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. The adventure on a deserted island opened her mind to ideas and realities she had never given thought before—and it was at that moment Stovall realized story telling (specifically fiction) became her passion. Anything that told a story, be it a movie, book, video game or comic, she had to experience. Now, as a professor and author, Stovall wants to add her voice to the myriad of stories in the world and she hopes you enjoy.



Author: Shami Stovall
Publisher: Capital Station Books
Pages: #437
Genre: YA Fantasy


While protecting the newborn griffins on the Isle of Landin, Volke Savan and his adopted sister, Illia, run afoul of the Dread Pirate Calisto, the same cutthroat who carved out Illia’s right eye. As a master manticore arcanist, Calisto’s strength and brutality are unrivaled. When Illia suggests they bring him to justice, Volke wonders if they’ll have what it takes to fight the corsairs on the high seas.

A fast-paced flintlock fantasy for those who enjoy How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Unsouled (Cradle Series) by Will Wight, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

Praise for the Frith Chronicles!

Perfect for those who enjoy the Codex Alera series, the Homas Wildus series, and the Harry Potter series. Stovall is quickly becoming a name I look for.”
Seattle Book Review

An addictive series. Shami Stovall has produced a mesmerizing story of magic, intrigue, and true adventure.”

Absolutely brilliant.”

Now continue the Frith Chronicles with the second book, Dread Pirate Arcanist!

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