The Seafarer's Kiss

The Seafarer's Kiss

eBook - 2017
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Having long wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the merfolk's glacier. But when Ersel's childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: Say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier's brutal king. Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from the divine Loki. But such deals are never straightforward, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she's known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she's come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.
Publisher: [Los Gatos, CA] : Smashwords Edition, 2017
ISBN: 9781945053344
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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RandomLibrarian Aug 20, 2019

Review excerpt: "'The Seafarer’s Kiss' by Julia Ember is a f/f retelling of 'The Little Mermaid' wherein the little mermaid falls in love with a Viking shield maiden.

It works really amazingly as a feminist retelling of a beloved fairytale, and it’s rich in detail about what mermaid life would be like, but purely as a romance, the heroines spend too much time apart to be satisfying."

BostonPL_JordanD Jan 31, 2018

Good, but not great. I think there could have been a bit more representation of LGBTQ characters, and the violence between the two girls who have fallen for each other didn't add anything to the story. They're romance was a little too fast for me. But otherwise, it was an enjoyable read, and I was curious to see how it would end.


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