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Breeze The Mermaid is a great book for readers young and old. You will join Breeze as she goes on various adventures. She is always off getting herself in trouble.

Her father Neptune tries to keep Breeze under his control, but she will have no part of that. She is free spirited and wants to be in charge of her own life. Throughout the story Breeze learns secrets about her family that turn her life upside down.

 

High adventure, scary encounters and narrow escapes are in store for our beautiful and adventurous mermaid Breeze as she comes face to face with The Tridon. Now...The Tridon is of human form with a scaley body and fins that resemble that of a fish and a monstrous, ugly head with horns on top and bulging eyes. His form is rendered in such a grotesque manner that anyone looking upon this hideous sight for an extended period of time would be overcome by fear so intense that it could drive them mad. THE TRIDON is a wicked sea creature that can destroy both men and ships, a monstrous creature from the deep that Breeze's father, Neptune had under total control and at his beck and calling to do the dirty work of killing men and destroying ships when he, himself did not want to dirty his hands Unusual events occur that causes this creature not only to loose all reasoning but also causes it to become totally out of control and even more frightening and monstrous than it ever was in its original state. Breeze is taken captive more than once, and perilous circumstances cause her to again almost lose her life.

( Tazme suggestest this and the next book for me to add to my site. Thanks Tazme.)

Darting through the water, the tiny creature feels a vast shadow and sees gigantic thrashing limbs: a Paddlefoot! Peering into the depths from up above, the girl glimpses a flash of blue and a sequinned tail. Surely she must be dreaming?

Little does Jo know what she has spotted one of the Waterfolk who have made their home behing the waterfall. Soon the destinies of Paddlefeet and Waterfolk are entwined as Jo and her friends, Fizz and Tash, battle to save the vulnerable river-dwellers before it' s too late, in the most exciting adventure of their lives.

 

The secret in fiction of showing how things remain humanly the same, no matter how bizarre, is to establish your ground rules from the start. Kit Whitfield's second novel starts by throwing us in at the deep end. Her young half-merman, Henry, is reared among those who are, and are not, his kind: he has legs where they have single, muscular tails. In due course, his mother grows tired of helping him to his food and abandons him on the shore. He becomes a pawn in the politics of a court that has as much resemblance to the Renaissance courts of our history as his people do to hunter-gatherers who do not live in the depths of the sea not all that much, and more than you might think.

Henry is taught landsmen's weapons and history, and generally trained up to be a royal pretender. Meanwhile Anne, the younger of two princesses, observes quietly, and decides what alliances she will make. Anne, like other royals, has the folk of the sea in herbloodline, a bloodline hopelessly weakened by inbreeding. Then her mother is horribly murdered in her bath, her grandfather, the king, becomes frail, and Anne has decisions to make.

This is a powerfully intelligent novel about two young people trying to survive the plots of their elders and the cards dealt them by circumstance. Whitfield's strength, here as in her werewolf-noir first novel, Bareback, is a bleak refusal of sentimentality. People cannot allow themselves the luxury of justice or revenge.

 

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