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"Told in gorgeous, haunting prose that makes you feel the cold of the ice shelf and the murky hidden depths of the sea, The Seafarer's Kiss offers a fairy-tale retelling that will have you hoping that this time the mermaid will get her mate and that happily ever after she never did in the Hans Christian Anderson original."—USA TODAY's HEA Blog
“A romantic, atmospheric and richly detailed take on The Little Mermaid. I loved it.”—SAMANTHA SHANNON, bestselling author of The Bone Season
"A beautiful Norse retelling of The Little Mermaid, featuring a young mermaid desperate to break free and a shieldmaiden bent on revenge—dark and romantic, and definitely recommended."—LAURA LAM, author of Pantomime and False Hearts
"Dive deep into the dark and brutal waters of the northern sea in this lush, original retelling of The Little Mermaid. The Seafarer’s Kiss took my breath away."—HEIDI HEILIG, author of The Girl from Everywhere
"There is plenty of action (spiced up with romance) to keep pages turning."—Kirkus Reviews
Details: Trade paperback, 5.25"x8"
Length: 224 pages / 59,400 words
Release Date: May 4, 2017
Having long wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the merfolk’s fortress. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: Say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.
Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from the divine Loki. But such deals are never straightforward, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.
About the Author
Julia Ember is a polyamorous, bisexual writer and native of Chicago who now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Seafarer’s Kiss is her second novel and was influenced by her postgraduate work in medieval literature at The University of St. Andrews. Her first novel, Unicorn Tracks was published by Harmony Ink Press.
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