Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after? Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging... show more
Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after? Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father's greatest rival. Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom. Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart…. A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, it will make you think twice about the fairytale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Mermaid is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Lenia is the youngest sister of five mermaid princesses who are granted just one day to travel to the surface and observe what the world is like for humans. On her eighteenth birthday, she takes her opportunity but...
Kind of took my breath away.
A re-telling of A Little Mermaid. I really loved it and got sucked into the world easily. I love retelling of fairy tales; some of my favorites have been by Robin McKinley. This one just notched a place on my bookshelf. Lenia, the mermaid, longs for the world above. Mira has lost her heart to the en...
Foi um livro interessante, mas prefiro realmente o conto original.
This had so much potential. And then it all went haywire.So many loose ends, such little connection to the material. It was just a disappointment.