Well written with good characters and good plot development within the two distinct plot lines. How and where the two plot lines could possibly merge certainly seems to be a literary challenge of the first order. I am sure this is primarily a teaser to encourage the reader to purchase the sequel.
Overall an enjoyable read.
Many thanks for the comments. At the moment the two plot lines merge in my head, although all the clues are there … but being fair you’d have to understand what goes on in my head to unravel them, which is probably a big ask.
The book wasn’t really published as a teaser, although I can understand why it may seem that way. I just happened to reach a break point where the two threads accidentally reached the same place at the same time … the departure of a ship. I could have carried on but it seemed like a natural point to stop and test the water.