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Beth's Review: The Sirens of Falkeld by Julie Tuovi

Author Request/Kindle Unlimited Publisher: Self-Published Released: June 15th 2015 Genre: Fantasy, Myth & Legends Length: 353 pages Format: eBook, Paperback Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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Kade Finley, of the Scottish Isles, was raised on legends of the sea. His Gaffer, Toran Finley said, that beneath Muireall’s wind-swept cliffs, deep under the waves, there lived a legend as old as the Highlands themselves. Of Manannán Mac Lir, the sea god, and his beautiful sea maidens, the maighdean mhara, who swam the tides, luring sailors to their deaths.But they’re not just legend. Kade saw one on his ninth birthday. On that day, a fierce storm swallowed half the island, and his da, Aidan Finley, was never seen again. It’s been nine years since Da disappeared, and Gaffer is dying. Desperate to save him, Kade decides to capture a maighdean mhara, of whom the stories say will grant one wish if caught. But Admiral Gilbert Owen, commander of the island’s WWII naval base, complicates things. In his quest for power, the Admiral has enraged the maidens, making it dangerous to be human in maighdean mhara infested waters. Four Boundless Stars

The Sirens of Falkeld is so full of mystery and suspense; readers will be at the edge of their seats. This is about mermaids, but don’t expect a fairy tale. Tuovi introduces many interesting characters throughout the book and several twists.

Every time you think you have an idea of how this will end, you will be wrong. Once you get used to the dialog, it adds comedy to the magical fantasy, suspense and drama.

Overall, I really enjoyed it, so I give The Sirens of Falkeld 4 stars.

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