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  1. Seanan Seanan says:

    This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I find it a real tragedy that it s so little known The first and only book by Alida Van Gores, it s the story of an underwater civilization filled with racial inequality and ecological uncertainty, and manages to be fascinating, rather than preachy I highly recommend itif you can find a copy.


  2. RIN ಠ_ಠ RIN ಠ_ಠ says:

    Gorgeous, completely gorgeous Truly the best mermaid book I ve ever had the pleasure to read.I ve always been a fan of mermaids and I spent hours upon hours drawing and coloring them as a kid I borrowed every mermaid book I could get from the library love the illustrated ones and when the mermaid sea creatures theme became a thing in YA, I excitedly tried them Sadly, I didn t enjoy them very much THIS book however, is the mermaid book I ve always wanted to read The mermaid aspect is not Gorgeous, completely gorgeous Truly the best mermaid book I ve ever had the pleasure to read.I ve always been a fan of mermaids and I spent hours upon hours drawing and coloring them as a kid I borrowed every mermaid book I could get from the library love the illustrated ones and when the mermaid sea creatures theme became a thing in YA, I excitedly tried them Sadly, I didn t enjoy them very much THIS book however, is the mermaid book I ve always wanted to read The mermaid aspect is not a sub plot There are no humans or involving turning into one and it doesn t read like people with fins somehow living underwater.The story takes place in the rich and beautiful underwater world created by Alida The society, customs, environment, EVERYTHING is well crafted The summary gives you the gist of the story but it did not prepare me for the emotions.Reading this book was a wonderful experience By some miracle my uni library had a copy of it after I saw and lusted after this mentioned on Anya Starships and Dragonwing s haul A book like this is timeless and should not be lost I wish the publishers would reissue another edition


  3. Marquise Marquise says:

    What an incredible worldbuilding this book exhibits, with a complex underwater civilisation for a setting and all characters belonging to several societies and species This is by no means a The Little Mermaid retelling not even remotely There are no humans in this fully developed world, and no longing on the part of any character to meet or become one of them for love either Instead, it s the quick paced story of a young Merra one of the mermaid like races inhabiting this world known as El What an incredible worldbuilding this book exhibits, with a complex underwater civilisation for a setting and all characters belonging to several societies and species This is by no means a The Little Mermaid retelling not even remotely There are no humans in this fully developed world, and no longing on the part of any character to meet or become one of them for love either Instead, it s the quick paced story of a young Merra one of the mermaid like races inhabiting this world known as Elan on a quest to save and become the caretaker, here called a Between, for the last specimens of the dying Seadragons, on whom the Balance depends The Balance is sort of like the Force from Star Wars, and if the Seadragons die out, the equilibrium between the good and bad sides will be broken and everyone will be in trouble Only Betweens that are Merra can forestall the impending doom, and Elan has to fight tooth and nail for a chance at the position, with seemingly insurmountable odds against her The way she struggles to achieve this goal is the backbone of the plotline, and is so well done, with plenty twists and suspense that kept me fully immersed till the end It s bittersweet in tone overall, and at times heart wrenching, but a beautiful story as well


  4. Kagama-the Literaturevixen Kagama-the Literaturevixen says:

    O_o This will have to be a DNF for me No matter how interesting I found the world.I will have to draw the line at the mermaid merra female protagonist having sex with a dolphin In explicit detail.


  5. Kate Kate says:

    This out of print book is wonderful, and if you can find it I recommend snagging it This is the only book by this author, who passed away in 1998.From the back cover Through the ages the Balance between good and evil had been maintained, guarded by the legendary Seadragons Every fifty years the people of the underwater Caverns held a Choosing to find a new Between to serve the dragons While legend says only the Merramaids were once selected for this most vital of tasks, long ago the Merra wer This out of print book is wonderful, and if you can find it I recommend snagging it This is the only book by this author, who passed away in 1998.From the back cover Through the ages the Balance between good and evil had been maintained, guarded by the legendary Seadragons Every fifty years the people of the underwater Caverns held a Choosing to find a new Between to serve the dragons While legend says only the Merramaids were once selected for this most vital of tasks, long ago the Merra were betrayed by their distant kin, the Ghrismogs Now, few Merra remain in the world As a result, evil has spread throughout the watery realm.It is time for the final Choosing, for only two Seadragons still live Unless the Merramaid Elan as the last true Between can prevail, the Balance will be destroyed and darkness will triumph for all eternity This story follows a young Merra named Elan, as she discovers that the truth about her people is much different than how the Mogs tell it She gains several friends throughout the story one is a giant Squid, another an old blind Merra named Tia, and the dolphin Nemu, along with several others Together they help Elan face the dangers of becoming the Between for the seadragons, a position jealously held by the Mogs.There are also points of views told by Menol, a Merra Mog mix who is also an Elder of the Caverns He struggles with what is commonly said about the Merra vain and weak vs what he sees when he briefly meets Elan training for the Choosing.The main villain of this story is Groff, a cruel, manipulative Mog Elder with a hatred toward Merras Groff wants onlypower, and with his equally vile niece Kili as Between, he can easily become High Elder.The point of view is primarily with Elan, though there are several points where the story switches to Menol, Kili, Groff, and a few other minor characters.This is a good story, and the underwater world is richly depicted and a nice change from the typical fantasy scenery The book is broken into a few different sections, starting with Elan s beginnings, the Choosing, and what happens after, with enough twists to keep you turning pages The ending is a little abrupt, but the main story is strong enough that it is easily forgiven


  6. Camille Lyter Camille Lyter says:

    My mom s cousin wrote this book and I thought it was pretty good but it got really long at the end I usually don t like fantasy because it is really weird but I liked this book The author makes you feel like you are right there You can really picture the scenes.


  7. Creepypasta & Squirrels Creepypasta & Squirrels says:

    I wish someone would make an ebook version of this wonderful novel so thatreaders can find and enjoy it Let me just say that this book would make a great animated movie for amature audience I bought this book as a young adult, just turned nineteen or so , at a local library book sale for twenty five cents And it was worth so muchThis is my favourite mermaid based book Everything about it is awesome From the intricate underwater world building Alida Van Gores spins around I wish someone would make an ebook version of this wonderful novel so thatreaders can find and enjoy it Let me just say that this book would make a great animated movie for amature audience I bought this book as a young adult, just turned nineteen or so , at a local library book sale for twenty five cents And it was worth so muchThis is my favourite mermaid based book Everything about it is awesome From the intricate underwater world building Alida Van Gores spins around the reader to the cute, loyal and protective dolphins to the telepathic sea creatures and Merfolk I really liked how there are two separate sets of merfolk in this novel the Mirra who are the traditional beautiful female male creatures with the upper bodies of humans and the lower half of tails They have dolphin like tails and the reproductive organs of most mammals The Mirra are gentle, artistic, have beautiful voices and in ancient times could speak telepathically with each other and the life in the ocean Then there are the Mog The Mog arefish like and, instead of being colorful like the Mirra are mostly found in muted shades of olive green, brown or tan The Mirra are the oppressed minority in this book with the greedy, troll like Mog having taken over and basically ruined everything that was ever good about living under the ocean In the center of the story is a young girl Mirra who goes on a pretty enthralling adventure There are even songs poems included in the story which I always find to be a treat


  8. Areebah Areebah says:

    A beautiful book.


  9. Olga Olga says:

    Too bad this book is out of print This is a really well done mermaid story with good characters and interesting world building Most novels about mermaids are Young Adult romantic stories which gloss over the underwater life in favour of your familiar run of the mill story involving relationships with land dwellers But no, this book is focused entirely on the underwater society and their struggles, which can get pretty dark sometimes.The narrative moves along very quickly Some sequences that Too bad this book is out of print This is a really well done mermaid story with good characters and interesting world building Most novels about mermaids are Young Adult romantic stories which gloss over the underwater life in favour of your familiar run of the mill story involving relationships with land dwellers But no, this book is focused entirely on the underwater society and their struggles, which can get pretty dark sometimes.The narrative moves along very quickly Some sequences that I expected to be the culmination of the book, in reality occurred in the middle and there was still a lot of adventures left to happen, so I found myself constantly engrossed in the story.I need to findbooks like this for myself


  10. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I really loved this book when I read it at age 14 I d be curious to read it again see what middle aged me thinks of it.I didn t know it was out of print I ve owned two copies, but currently have none Would not have discarded it in a move if I had known it would be so difficult to get ahold of I really loved this book when I read it at age 14 I d be curious to read it again see what middle aged me thinks of it.I didn t know it was out of print I ve owned two copies, but currently have none Would not have discarded it in a move if I had known it would be so difficult to get ahold of


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Mermaid's Song Through the ages, the balance between good and evil is maintained by the Seadragons But only two dragons remain, and unless the people of the underwater caverns can find a true Merramaid to act as a Between, evil will prevail in the watery realm ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Book Lover By Jennifer Kaufman ❤ – 9facts.co.uk the balance between good and evil is maintained by the Seadragons But only two dragons remain ❮Epub❯ ➣ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ➢ Author Delores Fossen – 9facts.co.uk and unless the people of the underwater caverns can find a true Merramaid to act as a Between [BOOKS] ⚣ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – 9facts.co.uk evil will prevail in the watery realm


About the Author: Alida Van Gores

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