Tuesday 28 March 2017

Spotlight: World Odyssey by Lance & James Morcan

Last Updated: 24 May 2024

Today I'm pleased to welcome father-son writing duo Lance and James Morcan back to the blog. Following on from the posts and giveaways I did for their previous novels White Spirit and Into the Americas, I now have another spotlight on their latest - World Odyssey. And don't worry - there's another giveaway at the end of the post!

Sheltered English missionary Susannah Drake gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to journey to the South Pacific to spread God’s Word.

World Odyssey by Lance and James Morcan book cover

Set in the nineteenth century, WORLD ODYSSEY (The World Duology, #1) follows the fortunes of three young travellers as each embarks on an epic journey. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with Native American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world - from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.

Ambitious American adventurer Nathan Johnson's journey begins when he runs away to sea to escape a violent father. After surviving a shipwreck and enslavement by one of the indigenous tribes of America's north-west, his stocks rise and he becomes a successful trader. When Nathan decides to visit Fiji to trade muskets to the natives, he doesn't know it but his fortunes are about to change again.

Sheltered English missionary Susannah Drake's journey begins after she agrees to accompany her clergyman father to Fiji to help him run a mission station there. They endure a nightmare voyage they're lucky to survive. When Susannah finds herself sexually attracted to a young crewmember, she is forced to choose between her forbidden desires and the life her father has mapped out for her.
Irrepressible Cockney Jack Halliday's journey begins when he steals hemp from an unscrupulous employer who owes him outstanding wages. For this, he's sentenced to seven years' hard labour in the British penal colony of New South Wales. Jack escapes to Fiji only to be tracked down by a bounty hunter employed by the British Government to round up escaped convicts.

After travelling thousands of miles and experiencing the best and worst that life can offer, these three disparate individuals eventually end up in the remote archipelago of Fiji, in the South Pacific, where their lives intersect.

Their story continues in Fiji, book two in The World Duology.

World Odyssey is available to buy now (paid link; commission earned).

Lance and James have very kindly offered an ecopy of the book for me to give away to one lucky reader. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Terms and conditions:
  1. Giveaway closes on 3rd April 2017 at 11.59pm (GMT)
  2. The prize consists of one ecopy of World Odyssey by Lance and James Morcan
  3. Upon confirmation of the winner's address, the prize will be sent to the winner by the authors, NOT The Writing Greyhound
  4. This giveaway is open internationally
  5. The winner will be randomly generated by Rafflecopter once the giveaway has ended
  6. The winner will be informed by email once the giveaway has ended
  7. The winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize. If the winner has not responded by this time, another winner will be announced
Will you be reading the book? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. sounds like a good read sailing the sea's and the dangers you encounter

    1. Perfect if you're in need of a real gripping read Theresa!