The threat of impending wars looms in the distance, something Aazuria Vellamo, Princess of Adlivun, does her best to try and avoid. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. After years of oppression, she has finally gained freedom for both herself and her beloved sisters. In her heart, this is the best gift any of them could ever have. Yet she knows it’s a matter of time before they’re forced to confront the harsh realities they’ve left behind.
Settling into her new life in Soldotna, Alaska, Aazuria is basking in her newfound freedom, even though she knows she and her sister need to keep their true natures a secret. Should anyone ever find out that they’re mermaids in disguise there would be hell to pay and that is something she cannot allow.
While out working one night, she comes across a man by the name of Captain Trevain Murphy. The mere sight of him draws her to him, a fact she refuses to admit. Yet she can’t deny that she yearns to know more of the beautiful stranger. When he offers to give her a helping hand, thus changing their circumstance, Aazuria can’t thank her lucky stars for the boon she’s been given. In her mind, it’s a chance for her and her sisters to have a fresh start in life and it’s one she won’t give up without a fight.
When reality comes knocking around the corner, she soon realizes that she can never outrun her destiny. She must stand firm before her own people and defend them to the best of her ability against outside forces. She refuses to give in to their demands and vows to take down all those who oppose her. Her love for her people means everything to her and she’ll do anything to make them happy. Survival is the key in winning the war spreading out before her, something she’s intent on achieving in hopes of thwarting her enemies every plan.
A quick read, I found myself immersed within a beautifully crafted world. I think this is the first time I’ve read a book surrounding mermaids. At least, I can’t remember reading any till now.
Nadia Scrieva has done a wonderful job in laying down the ground work for a such a lovely series. Full of intrigue and betrayal, we’re able to immerse ourselves in the lives of a group of mermaids intent on surviving everything that comes their way. We can feel their insecurities as they try to come to terms with the hands they’ve been dealt and feel the love they have for their mates and loved one. I look forward to what’s in store next!
Deep under Arctic waters lies an ice kingdom carved into a glacier. Those who dwell within it possess magnificent biological secrets. Due to the dangers of impending war, the Princess of Adlivun is forced to flee her undersea utopia and regroup with her sisters in Alaska.
Captain Trevain Murphy is a successful king crab fisherman who has spent his life building his empire above the sea, and knows nothing of the empire beneath it. When he meets a mysterious dancer whose father has recently died, he extends kindness towards her, unaware of her unique genetics and royal lineage.
Trevain’s attraction to the enigmatic Aazuria Vellamo will involve him in dangerous designs that will forever change his life, and his perspective on himself and his world. He embarks on perilous journeys in which he will need to release all of his insecurities and inhibitions in order to survive.
About The Author:
Nadia Scrieva was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she grew very strong from carrying heavy bags filled with books back and forth from the library. She attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. in English and Anthropology. She likes knives. Her writing always features powerful females and (mostly) honorable male characters.
Writing has been the most meaningful part of her life since she was a child. Nadia has an addiction to receiving feedback from readers, so do not hesitate to contact her with any of your comments or even just to say hello.