A Mer-Tale

Land-trapped mermaid Thala has the power to transform between Mer and human form. But what’s the point of having a power if you can’t use it?

Thala struggles to accept her life on land and resents her Uncle forbidding her to delve into her family’s bloody past. She feels like a prisoner and longs for change.

“We Mer are real. There’s nothing mythological about us. We’ve inhabited Earth’s seas for millions of years. But about one thousand years ago, all that changed.”

So, when visitors from a rival pod reveal a hidden agenda and plan a risky journey, Thala dives straight in. But it’s not until she’s face-to-face with her family’s lifelong enemy that she realises she’s in deep trouble and terrifyingly unfamiliar waters.

Finally a science fiction novel that caters for young women that isn’t riddled with trash. It’s intelligent, gripping and entertaining.