Astreya: Book 1. The Voyage South



Armed with his father's knife, a riddling notebook, and a bracelet with a green stone, Astreya sails south with an adventurous fisherman, hoping that in the world beyond, he can find his father and discover the mystery of his enigmatic gifts. They voyage to a village where all the inhabitants have met a grisly end, and fearing this may be the work of the legendary sailors cursed to sail forever, they dare the open ocean. The journey is dangerous, and Astreya must navigate through betrayal and an escape from slavery before he finds companions he can learn to trust: Gar, an itinerant painter, and his assistant, Lindey, who can take care of herself with the occasional shrewd blow from her quarterstaff. Astreya is just imagining a new destiny with Lindey when an unknown man from the past alters the course of his life, forcing Astreya out to the sea again. Praise for Astreya, The Voyage SouthHamilton has an intuitive grasp of story... Astreya is a work of great power, insight, and ferocious imagination... I recommend it unreservedly. -- Spider Robinson, Nebula and Three-time Hugo Award Winner, Recipient of the Heinlein Lifetime Achievement Award"...a trilogy that will fascinate all those who have the sea in their blood and yearn for those days of sail. This is a sailor's yarn brilliantly told... I could not put this book down." -- Commander David Newing, LVO, Royal Navy retired.


  • Chapter 18

    Chapter 18

    24/06/2014 Duration: 41min

    In which Astreya meets Adramin

  • Chapter 17

    Chapter 17

    24/06/2014 Duration: 36min

    In which Astreya and Lindey journey to the sea

  • Chapter 16

    Chapter 16

    24/06/2014 Duration: 52min

    In which the hall burns down

  • Chapter 15

    Chapter 15

    24/06/2014 Duration: 01h38min

    In which Astreya works as Gar's assistant

  • Chapter 14

    Chapter 14

    24/06/2014 Duration: 32min

    In which the Mollie sails south a second time

  • Chapter 13

    Chapter 13

    24/06/2014 Duration: 40min

    In which Astreya arrives at the Castle

  • Chapter 12

    Chapter 12

    24/06/2014 Duration: 01h09min

    In which they are ambushed, and Astreya is falsely accused

  • Chapter 11

    Chapter 11

    24/06/2014 Duration: 43min

    In which Astreya meets Gar and Lindey

  • Chapter 10

    Chapter 10

    24/06/2014 Duration: 22min

    In which the Mollie returns to the Village

  • Chapter 9

    Chapter 9

    24/06/2014 Duration: 51min

    In which Astreya leaves Teenmouth

  • Chapter 8

    Chapter 8

    24/06/2014 Duration: 33min

    In which Astreya works for Jeb

  • Chapter 7

    Chapter 7

    24/06/2014 Duration: 37min

    In which Astreya becomes a farmer

  • Chapter 6

    Chapter 6

    24/06/2014 Duration: 10min

    In which the Mollie sails north without Astreya

  • Chapter 5

    Chapter 5

    24/06/2014 Duration: 54min

    In which they are storm-struck, and Astreya reaches Teenmouth

  • Chapter 4

    Chapter 4

    24/06/2014 Duration: 28min

    In which the Mollie sails south, and her crew makes a horrid discovery

  • Chapter 3

    Chapter 3

    24/06/2014 Duration: 25min

    In which Astreya prepares, and the skippers choose their crews

  • Chapter 2

    Chapter 2

    24/06/2014 Duration: 19min

    In which Roaring Jack discovers a use for Astreya's talent

  • Chapter 1

    Chapter 1

    24/06/2014 Duration: 29min

    In which Astreya fights with Yan, and Alana passes on a gift.

  • Prologue


    24/06/2014 Duration: 39min

    In which we discover where Astreya came from, and why he was not like everyone else.