Soul of a Merman

Alana Ankh
Soul of a Merman
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
June 2014
Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

Centuries ago, the sorrow of a spurned mermaid cursed the ocean. Now the fate of the sea rests on the shoulders of her great-nephew, Prince Caspian of Atlantis. Upon inheriting his ancestor's magical voice, he is also entrusted with breaking her curse by finding true love with a human. But Caspian doesn't believe love comes at the swish of the tail, at least, not until he meets oceanographer Stefan Firth.

In spite of the bond that forms between them from the beginning, Stefan's skepticism and his heartbreak over a lost love keep him from even considering a relationship with Caspian. Caspian has no choice but to follow the path his great aunt once did and resort to the Sea Witch's assistance. He must help Stefan love again if he is to break the curse and bring them their fairytale ending.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Jul 13, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
156 people found the following review helpful
Delightful and fun fairy tale.

SOUL OF A MERMAN follows Prince Caspian in his journey to break the curse on the ocean that was brought on by his great aunt. His great aunt is none other than the mermaid we know as The Little Mermaid. In order to do this, Caspian has to do what his aunt failed to do--have a human fall in love with him.

Caspian meets Stefan, who is an oceanographer and loves the ocean just as much as Caspian. They hit it off and their relationship slowly grew into more. I really enjoyed the development of their friendship. Stefan was skeptical and wouldn't admit the depth his feelings, therefore the curse would not break. I liked this since it forced their relationship to move at a more believable pace. But since Caspian couldn't break the spell on his own, he made the same mistake as his great aunt and went to the sea witch for help.

The whole story played out a lot like the Disney version of The Little Mermaid. I would have liked it to be more dark and gritty. It was a little too fluffy for this kind of tale. A darker tone would have been perfect.

That said, SOUL OF A MERMAN was still a good read. I've not read too many merman stories so it was a refreshing change and great for a summer romance.
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