Off the coast of Ireland lies a secret. And it's about to change everything for Eden O'Doherty.
It's 1945, and strange things have been happening on Rathlin Island. Even after 14 years, rumors are still flying about how Eden's mother vanished into the sea. Her father refuses to acknowledge the rumors, and the only other person with answers is unwilling -- or afraid -- to speak.
When an evil woman emerges from the sea whispering her name, Eden knows that whatever happened to her mother is bigger than she had thought. And when her legs become a mermaid tail, she realizes that it'll be up to her to solve the mystery of her mother's disappearance, even if it means leaving the only world she's ever known to risk her life in a world she's only imagined.
With help from her best friend Aidan, her housekeeper and tutor Merida, and a myriad of hidden allies, Eden sets off on a quest to reunite her family and prevent evil from overturning the world whose people she has come to love.
An original story with themes centering around abuse and neglect, abandonment, friendship, family, and what it means to truly love people.
Current word count: [53,868]
Best Leading Character: 2nd place (Shadow City Awards)
Cover: Original photo belongs to artist Melanie Delon. No part of the image belongs to me, and I am not being compensated in any way for this story. Check out Melanie Delon's work: http://www.melaniedelon.com/
- Dedication and Author's Note (Important!)
- Prologue: Caitlin
- Chapter One: Eden
- Chapter Two: The Book
- Chapter Three: Protective Lies and Shapeshifting Money
- Chapter Four: The Promise Fredric Made
- Chapter Five: The Truth
- Chapter Six: What Happened on the Dock
- Chapter Seven: The Love of a Brother
- Chapter Eight: The Mermaid of Rue Point
- Chapter Nine: Refuge
- Chapter Ten: Blue Blood
- Chapter Eleven: The Scáth
- Chapter Twelve: Guardians of the Geata
- Chapter Thirteen: Reflections
- Chapter Fourteen: Protected
- Chapter Fifteen: Rest and Fear
- Chapter Sixteen: The Parting of Ways
- Chapter Seventeen: Muir
- Chapter Eighteen: The Eel in the Cell
- Chapter Nineteen: Another Letter
- Chapter Twenty: Moonstone