A very feminine woman, an alpha male, an Indian setting, and passion galore -- combined with a liberal mix of surprisingly shocking violence and religious sentiment. Hugely popular when it was published, and characteristic of Dell's work.
When Chris Seabranch is not on a treasure hunt, fleeing from aliens or conjuring up interesting scientific articles as a Danish science journalist, he likes to write fantasy books. Butterfly Islands is a great example of his storytelling skills, and was conceived during a 175 kilometer walk around Mount Blanc in France. As our Author of The Day, Seabranch chats about female pirates, 15 year olds and butterflies.