“The Little Mermaid meets Irish Mythology in this retelling of the beloved classic… The first Companion Novel in the Otherworld Series
Once upon a time…
Saoirse dreams of land. Her father has other plans, and intends to marry her off as soon as possible. When a ship sinks near her home, she carries the only surviving sailor to a faerie blessed isle and plans her escape. Who better to help her than a man with few scruples and little cares in the world?
Manus dreams of the sea. He spent every coin in his pockets to get back on a ship but never expected the vessel to sink. When a merrow saves him, he realizes the chance meeting is an opportunity. She could make him rich and become his good luck charm, so the legends say. Now, he just needs to get off the isle she’s trapped him on.
They intend to use each other, but find their souls drawn together bit by bit. Can either leave the isle and the sea without losing their hearts in the bargain”
Bride of the Sea is a companion novel in The Otherworld series by Emma Hamm and can definitely be read and fully enjoyed without reading the first two. However, I absolutely loved them so I don’t see why you wouldn’t and if you love this book than I suggest you go read them.
Emma Hamm’s little mermaid retelling is beautifully written and heart wrenching. Her character Saoirse comes alive on the pages and as a reader I could feel her yearning, heartbreak, frustrations and happiness. All she wants is freedom to be independant and to find love.
Manus is a sailor to his core. He is rough around the edges and refuses to tie down roots. His life belongs to the sea until a run in with a certain beautiful merrow turns his world up side down.
Saoirse learns that love comes with compromise and getting her dreams isn’t easy. Manus has to decide if he loves her or the sea more and can he survive if he must live without one.
“We are linked forever , you and me. Like the ocean knows each creature that lives within it, we shall always know how to find each other.”
[ Artwork by ingvildschageart ]
4.5 / 5 Stars