The Siren Who Wouldn't Sing

The Siren Who Wouldn't Sing

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Melody By abeautifulmelody_ Updated Aug 28

Once upon a time, in a land known as Nuvinia, there were two statements that all inhabitants knew to be fact. First, the two kingdoms of Nuvinia, Dral and Proghund, despised one another and would spend eternity at odds. Two, one should practice extreme caution when at sea, because the waters were infested with seductive sirens who would happily sing you to your grave. 

For a young siren named Vivian, there were also two statements that had always been accepted as fact. One, she must not reach the age of eighteen before mating with and drowning a human man, or else be cast out from her pod to fend for herself. And two, she could not kill someone, even a human, for it would tear her apart. 

But she has to try. Just twenty-eight days before her birthday, Vivian sets out to find her victim. A quick turn of events results in her being taken aboard first a ship captained by a handsome Dralian pirate and then the boat of the dashing Proghundese prince himself. In the days that follow, Vivian explores the human world and its inhabitants instead of searching for a victim as her family believes she is doing-and the more that she does, the more she resents what she must do in order to stay with them. 

As she becomes friends with the prince and the pirate, Vivian discovers that her true destiny is to follow her heart rather than please others. And if she's lucky, Vivian may even stop a deadly war during her journey to find where she truly belongs. 

AWESOME cover by @elphadora!!

LeaWatt LeaWatt Sep 24
Interesting :) Though I hate her innocene to "the ways of men" and in general. But it is to be expected living so isolated
The disapproval of Willow is not subtle at all. I wouldn't like to have been subject to that 😟
It seems like she is encumbered by it!! But I still give Willow the benefit of the doubt until she reveals the real reason. Maybe her own experiences?
I hate that the prod's forcing Vivan to hunt and also accelerating to the deadline! Ugh. Can it get any worse, I wonder what'll become of her :( I hope she'll be fine...
I like the curiosity you gave to Vivian about the human world. It is an emotion that many of us can relate to about wanting to explore the unknown. Though I understand too how her sister feels about the human world, but any place can be dangerous. The story is starting to pick up.
It's really ephemeral, and scarily inviting, like the sirens call is in the beautifully presented environment also 😊