Mermaid's Song

  • Title: Mermaid's Song
  • Author: Alida Van Gores
  • ISBN: 9780451161130
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mermaid s Song Through the ages the balance between good and evil is maintained by the Seadragons But only two dragons remain and unless the people of the underwater caverns can find a true Merramaid to act as a B
    Through the ages, the balance between good and evil is maintained by the Seadragons But only two dragons remain, and unless the people of the underwater caverns can find a true Merramaid to act as a Between, evil will prevail in the watery realm.

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    1. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I find it a real tragedy that it's so little-known. The first and only book by Alida Van Gores, it's the story of an underwater civilization filled with racial inequality and ecological uncertainty, and manages to be fascinating, rather than preachy. I highly recommend itif you can find a copy.

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    2. What an incredible worldbuilding this book exhibits, with a complex underwater civilisation for a setting and all characters belonging to several societies and species. This is by no means a The Little Mermaid retelling; not even remotely. There are no humans in this fully-developed world, and no longing on the part of any character to meet or become one of them for love either. Instead, it's the quick-paced story of a young Merra (one of the mermaid-like races inhabiting this world) known as El [...]

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    3. Gorgeous, completely gorgeous! Truly the best mermaid book I've ever had the pleasure to read.I've always been a fan of mermaids and I spent hours upon hours drawing and coloring them as a kid. I borrowed every mermaid book I could get from the library (love the illustrated ones!) and when the mermaid/sea creatures theme became a thing in YA, I excitedly tried them. Sadly, I didn't enjoy them very much. THIS book however, is the mermaid book I've always wanted to read. The mermaid aspect is not [...]

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    4. This out-of-print book is wonderful, and if you can find it I recommend snagging it. This is the only book by this author, who passed away in 1998.From the back cover:Through the ages the Balance between good and evil had been maintained, guarded by the legendary Seadragons. Every fifty years the people of the underwater Caverns held a Choosing to find a new Between to serve the dragons. While legend says only the Merramaids were once selected for this most vital of tasks, long ago the Merra wer [...]

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    5. O_o This will have to be a DNF for me. No matter how interesting I found the world.I will have to draw the line at the mermaid merra female protagonist having sex with a dolphin. In explicit detail.

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    6. I wish someone would make an ebook version of this wonderful novel so that more readers can find and enjoy it. Let me just say that this book would make a great animated movie for a more mature audience. I bought this book as a young adult, (just turned nineteen or so), at a local library book sale for twenty-five cents. And it was worth so much more! This is my favourite mermaid-based book. Everything about it is awesome. From the intricate underwater world-building Alida Van Gores spins around [...]

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    7. My mom's cousin wrote this book and I thought it was pretty good but it got really long at the end. I usually don't like fantasy because it is really weird but I liked this book. The author makes you feel like you are right there. You can really picture the scenes.

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    8. I found very little fault with this book So refreshing to have a mermaid tale that didn't surround the cliche mermaid loves sailor and becomes human plotline. I loathe spoilers, so I won't say much about the story there is love, there is lust, battle, despair, and death all so beautifully written. Truly, this book was a pleasure to read if you can find a copy. (openlibrary if you are in the US)And just for the record, as I read several reviews that stated this there is NO sex between the merrama [...]

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    9. I really loved this book when I read it at age 14. I'd be curious to read it again & see what middle-aged me thinks of it.I didn't know it was out of print! I've owned two copies, but currently have none. Would not have discarded it in a move if I had known it would be so difficult to get ahold of.

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    10. The best mermaid book of all time.

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    11. I accidentaly stumbled across this book while searching through endless pages of books, here on . I am so glad that I did. I've always been fascinated by mermaids and have been building my own collection of mermaid books. This is the best mermaid novel that I've read. I'm sure that this will become one of my all time favorite books.While most mermaid stories are set in our human world, this tale takes place entirely in the realm of the mer, which makes it particularly interesting. The story is c [...]

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    12. Tracking down a copy of this book without paying $100+ was a bit of a long shot. But local library system came through with an ILL request all the way from Boston. It is such a shame this book is not more widely available, because it is such a lesson in creating a brilliant yet tight fantasy narrative, with vivid worldbuilding and significant character development without the need to spill over into Sequel-land. The only thing that bothered me (rarely) was the quickly shifting POV sometimes in t [...]

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    13. My aunt wrote this book, and though I never got to know her for very long I find a lot of her personality in her artwork and writing. This book was the only one published, and it is a shame that this book stays unknown. I read this many years ago, and maybe I should not have read this book in class for required reading in middle school because I was not expecting the detail that went into the explicit points of the book. The main characters were likeable and the world created in this book was ve [...]

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    14. The best twist on a mermaids story I have ever read. Elan as the true between must face much adversity and peril so the balance isn't destroyed. The love she has for the Seadragons, Menol, Squid and the other Merra was fantastic to watch it unfold. She was a strong and resourceful woman with great inner beauty. The interweaving of the love between her and Menol through the story was very touching. I re-read this story all the time and over the years nothing has replaced its being number one on m [...]

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    15. A wonderful book with lush world building and good character development. An interesting sociopolitical plot examines racism and ecological themes. It is easy to see this book as a seminal influence on Seanan McGuire's October Daye series.Interested readers can borrow this book from the Open Library in a DRM'd PDF readable on the Adobe Digital Editions application. There is a waitlist but this book is definitely worth the wait, especially for SMcG fans.openlibrary/books/OL18746

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    16. So this was a very interesting book. Racism in Mer-society. The book definitely dumps you in, and it is a very different world. Us land bound 'split-tails' are referenced but not seen and there are multiple varieties of merfolk - Merra and Grishmogs but there are also mixed Merramogs and then they'll refer to the women as MogMaids among other things. It gets quite confusing but at some point you just go with it. I really enjoyed it, worth getting from Open Library if you can check it out.

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    17. Lovely book for any who love fantasy about mermaids and the sea. I got a copy years ago but didn't read it until quite recently. Was surprised (and saddened) to hear it was the only one the author wrote. Loss of a wonderful talent!

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    18. I LOVE this book. I have read it several times. As soon as I find a copy I will definitely be reading it again!

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    19. Love love love love. My copy-second-is in tatters. Must read once a year! Such a strong female lead!!

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    20. I enjoyed this book so much. I bought it several years ago and loaned it out to friends. Very good read!

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    21. A wonderful work of literature that I was fortunate to stumble upon, 'Mermaid's Song' is one of the best novels I have ever read. If you can find this book, I suggest you buy it.

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    22. Picked it up on a lark, as research for a scriptended up being shocked at how enjoyable it is. Excellent world-building.

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