The Spiral Sea is a literal spiraling ocean that winds its way up to the South Pole from the Ocean Belt in one long-winding strand. Getting to the South Pole by ship is an insanely long voyage, which makes it almost impossible to get to Borealis by ordinary means.
A short story about the little girl Lyn, who lives with her uncle, an HJT ferry (a magus that protects ships), his apprentice Makani, and the mysterious Lady Wisp in a lighthouse hut on the island of Rastrowel. The first HJT Ferry Tale. ~ 5325 Words