The Breathing Sea II: Drowning Press Release

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The Breathing Sea II: Drowning


E.P. Clark

Publication date: 7/28/17

Kindle, $2.99

ISBN-13: 978-0-9991689-1-2, ASIN: B0745GHRNK

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What happens when you leave behind everything you’ve ever known?  That is the question that Dasha must answer in The Breathing Sea II: Drowning, the sequel to The Breathing Sea I.  Tormented by her growing visions and unable to bear her companions any longer, Dasha has fled into the woods with the spirits who have promised to help her.  But not all promises can be kept.  Dasha must strike off on her own and learn to fend for herself for the first time in her life.  With war on the borders of Zem’, the woods hold more dangers than bears, wolves, and hunger, and Dasha’s greatest threat may be within her.  Can she learn to control herself and her magic before she endangers herself, her companions, and perhaps her country itself?  And what price will that control demand?  How much will Dasha have to sacrifice in order to save herself and her land, and will that sacrifice be voluntary—or not?

The Breathing Sea II: Drowning is the sequel to The Breathing Sea I: Burning and a continuation to The Zemnian Series.  Like its predecessors, it interweaves myth, magic, and literature to create a unique and subversive story about a land where women rule, but only tenuously, and the borders between the natural and human worlds are vanishingly thin.  For lovers of Jacqueline Carey’s richly imagined Kushiel series, Ursula K. Le Guin’s challenging dystopian utopias, or classical Russian fiction.

About the author: After receiving an MA in Russian Translation from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Slavic Language and Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, E.P. Clark launched a dual career as an academic and author.  When she’s not working on a fantasy novel, she teaches and writes about Russian language and literature, and blogs about books of all shapes and sizes at  She is also an inveterate animal lover with a menagerie of rescue animals hairing up her house.

The Breathing Sea II: Drowning

By E.P. Clark

Publication date: 7/28/17

Price: $2.99 on Kindle.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9991689-1-2