And today's snippet (because I know you can't wait, lol):
Loud voices acclaimed Mythil's words, but he raised his voice above them all. "The sea has taken more of our men and has given nothing in return. We need a sacrifice."
"No," said Pathak. "She will go."
She will go? What she was he talking about? Where was she going? They couldn't be talking about me, could they? Was I to attend my rite of passage? Or be a sacrifice to Mythil's idea of a god?