The Merged Seas

The clouds swirled and shrank, dissolving like sugar into the crimson sky. A red mist sank down; she looked around at the other Shades and closed her eyes while the potion kicked in. The field blazed into a black tundra, oozing a grey smoke from beneath. Flames engulfed the horizon, dancing and flickering, the embers fizzled into the burning sky. ~Between the Rock and Cloud

Books by Pete Draper

Between the Rock and Cloud

Beside the Rock and Cloud

When Berserkers hunt, blood shall spill

It has never been more dangerous to sail Beside the Rock and Cloud


Pete Draper is from Sheffield, Yorkshire in the UK. He graduated from The University of Sheffield with a degree in mathematics and is the author of the Merged Seas books, a set of adult grimdark fantasy books set in the gaslamp world of the Arrizean and Green Seas. It is a place where territories change often and the wars never end.

While at University he wrote game recaps for the Sheffield Sabres and various other things for the website along with playing on the offensive line; he has probably been hit in the head a few too many times.

Many years ago, in a previous life, he used to write music and lyrics for punk, emo and hardcore bands, while singing and playing bass guitar.