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What do mermaids, curses, evil warlocks, kingdom rebellions, adventure, and romance have in common? They are all part of Tyndall's new book! A branch into the fantasy world for this best-selling historical romance author!

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. Yet, after three hundred years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone.

Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’s rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh, but he is destined for a mission, but where and to help whom? He doesn't know. After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark-haired mermaid tending his wounds. Later, when a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.

Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all: save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.


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What Others are Saying

MaryLu Tyndall is a talented writer who isn't afraid to step out of the box with her writing and for that, I'm thankful! . . . Vivid and Dramatic!  Relz Reviews

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, Book reviewer

Powerful, compelling and intriguing!! Mermaids, warlocks, hope, sacrifice,faith, redemption are only a few things you will find in Ms. Tyndall's latest adventure April Renn, My Book Addiction

Not your average happy ever after romance!! I don't know how to do this book justice - it was fantastic!  Susan, Book reviewer

...what a wonderful tale it is! Mermaids, warring kingdoms, curses and a growing love will keep you drawn in from the first page to the last!... If I could, I would give this book a higher rating then 5 stars!   Gracie Yost

It will come to no surprise that setting this book down before it's finished willbe quite the challenge! Rebecca Brown, book reviewer

It reminded me of the Chronicles of Narnia, The Little Mermaid, and thePirates of the Caribbean movies all rolled into one fun story. Joygirl

I cannot recommend this spell-binding, thrilling and heart-rending story highly enough. The ripples from this tale left me truly stirred and inspired. Highly recommended!Noela Nancarrow, book reviewer

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, book reviewer


Main Characters


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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