Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her.
Captain Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal ruined his life and his reputation. After nearly drowning in a storm at sea, he wakes on an island with visions of a dark haired mermaid pulling him from the water. When a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.
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Perdita Mulier (means Lost Woman)
Though she looks no older than 20, Perdita is over 300 years old! Unfortunately, she's spent most of those years wandering the ancient seas as a mermaid. Yet, she wasn't always a mermaid. Born a human, the daughter of a poor farmer. Perdita soon grew into the most beautiful and desired woman in her village, in fact, in the entire kingdom. Although many young men vied for her hand, Perdita fell in love with Sir Ivan of Morehead, a Knight who promised to marry her and rescue her and her family from poverty. But another man set his sights on Perdita, the evil warlock Forwin who refused to let her go. Laughing at Perdita's naive belief in true love, Forwin made a bargain with her to prove it doesn't exist, especially when it came to Sir Ivan. When Perdita loses the bargain and still refuses to marry Forwin, he curses her to wander the seas, half-human, half-fish, all alone for all eternity. The only thing that can break the curse is for Perdita to find true love, but after 300 years of trying, she no longer believes it even exists. Depressed and extremely lonely, Perdita longs for death.
Perdita is strong, kind-hearted, courageous, clever, and independent But she is also cynical, vain, impulsive and manipulative
Savion Ryne (means Savior King)
Even though Savion's father, King Abbas, rules the Kingdom of Erden and Savion is a prince in line to the throne, he feels inadequate due to a mistake he made in the past. He was taken in by a beautiful princess who stole his heart, but her immoral wanderings brought shame to the kingdom and his father. So his father sent him to the Ancient seas in Erden on a mission to save someone. He won’t tell Savion what or who he is to save, merely that he’ll know when he finds them.
But the Ancient Seas in Erden is under attack by the traitor Natas, a wicked general who led a rebellion against King Abbas and who is trying to take over Erden for himself. Savion and his crew spend their time fighting off Natas and his Malum hoards and helping those trapped in their evil rule.
Savion's father is the most honorable, decent, honest, wise man Savion has ever known. It is his desire to become like him so that Savion can someday take over the kingdom. More than anything he longs to complete his mission and go back to Nevaeh.
Savion is everything a hero should be: Noble, Kind, Caring, Honorable, Honest, Courageous and Moral.
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When MaryLu Tyndall writes a book, you should read it. When she writes a mermaid story, you should put it at the top of your to-read list. Lisa Bartlett
Powerful, compelling and intriguing!! Mermaids, warlocks, hope, sacrifice,faith, redemption are only a few things you will find in Ms. Tyndall's latest adventure, "Tears of the Sea". April Renn, My Book Addiction
There is a lot of depth to the story, while at the same time it is like one of the fairy tales you read growing up. The whole story has you cheering for the heroine to find true love, everlasting love. And of course you want to see the curse lifted... Joygirl
If you enjoy sea-faring adventure and derring-do, then read Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall. Sword fighting and raging seas clash and roar. If you want to be surprised as each page leads you deeper into a fantastic realm of good and evil, then read this book. Eileen B
Truly, Mary Lu Tyndall never fails to bring a brilliant novel into the readers hands, which always includes God's wonderful truths...yet this one is unlike all the rest, very special indeed. It will come to no surprise that setting this book down before it's finished will be quite the challenge! Rebecca Brown
I cannot recommend this spell-binding, thrilling and heart-rending story highly enough. The ripples from this tale left me truly stirred and inspired. And I found that, as in all of MaryLu’s novels, that the exquisite story-telling and the vivid, expressive descriptions throughout were simply sublime! This tempest on land, sea, and in the heart, is immersed in ingenious spiritual analogies taking this page-turning fantasy to one of perfection. Highly recommended! Noela Nancarrow, book reviewer
Marylu Tyndall has created an amazing cast of characters that speak to the hopes, fears, and dreams of us all. This is a fantasy story that everyone will enjoy, including magic, love, sacrifice, adventure, and redemption. In a land where pirates and mermaids exist, this is a spellbinding story that everyone will enjoy! Sophie