Member Contributed Events
June 8, 2023
7:00 pm-8:30 pm Eastern
Hotel Emblem , 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California
Join Litquake’s Epicenter as we help launch Rita Chang-Eppig’s debut novel, Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea, a riveting, roaring adventure story about a legendary Chinese pirate queen, her fight to save her fleet from the forces allied against them, and the dangerous price of power!
When Shek Yeung sees a Portuguese sailor slay her husband, a feared pirate, she knows she must act swiftly or die. Instead of mourning, Shek Yeung launches a new plan: immediately marrying her husband’s second-in-command, and agreeing to bear him a son and heir, in order to retain power over her half of the fleet. But larger threats loom. The Chinese Emperor has charged a brutal, crafty nobleman with ridding the South China Seas of pirates, and the Europeans–tired of losing ships, men, and money to Shek Yeung’s alliance–have new plans for the area. Even worse, Shek Yeung’s cutthroat retributions create problems all their own. As Shek Yeung navigates new motherhood and the crises of leadership, she must decide how long she is willing to fight, and at what price, or risk losing her fleet, her new family, and even her life. An unmissable portrait of a woman who leads with the courage and ruthlessness of our darkest and most beloved heroes. Rita appears here in conversation with author Carolina De Robertis.