The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 1: Embers by Abigail Hilton
Series: The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 1.
Approx. 52,820 words.
Published on December 2, 2010.
The querulous island kingdoms of Wefrivain are unified only by religion - a wyvern cult ruled by an eccentric and cruel High Priestess. The wyverns are under attack by a gang of pirates known only as the Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Now Gerard, the honorable and naïve new Captain of the Temple Police, is about to learn more than he ever wanted to know about the pirates...and the Priestess.