Verona is a bottom feeder. She is the one mer in her clan who is considered the ugliest and least intelligent. Growing up with the constant bullying and abuse wasn’t the worst of what her kind had in store for her. At seventeen years old, she must now endure “The Reckoning.”
The scales will measure her worth to her clan. Will she endure thirty days as a land-walker to gather information and knowledge to appease her clan and return a valued member? Will she wait three years, until she is twenty, and find a mer of her kind to accept her and marry her? Or will she suffer exile for the rest of her life?
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This is the first book about mermaid’s I’ve read. I was caught up in the story and read this short book in a day.
Can you image what our society would be like if we exiled those we felt were weaker, and not on the same level as their peers? This book showcases bullying that we humans experience one way or another each and every day.
My heart broke for Verona. I can’t imagine being sent away to fend for yourself and be all alone. Everyone needs interaction with others of their kind.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series when it’s out.
Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.