La última sirena
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531 a.d.: Se dice que la diminuta isla de Kell está encantada, habitada por una criatura extraordinaria que consuela a los marineros víctima de naufragio en su paso al otro mundo. El príncipe Aeda de las Islas no cree en semejantes tonterías... hasta que despierta en la isla de Kell y conoce a la sensual sirena que lo rescata del mar.

1721: Ronan MacMhuirich, conde de Kell,...more
Mass Market Paperback, 608 pages
Published November 19th 2007 by Via Magna, Valery (first published June 1st 2004)
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Barbara M.
3 Stars...

Goodness where to start?!...It really bothers me when I'm so torn on how to rate a book...Most of the time it's a clear cut rating but every once in a while one throws me for a loop.

This one did.

"The Last Mermaid" is a love story of souls that span the distance of time; from A.D. 531-2004. Both man and mermaid have to remember (without knowing to remember) and "get it right". This is a tricky one to read ladies...there will be NO skimming in this one... If you do, go ahead and expect...more
Collette
I thought this was a wonderfully fun, sexy tale that went through three generations of mer people. I couldn't put it down. Abe tells a great story.
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
Feb 20, 2012 Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a love story
I have had this book sitting here for awhile because the concept of mermaids did not really appeal to me. I bought it because I love many of Shana Abe's books. I loved it! It was a fast read or I made it that way. It's a true paranormal romance, not true fantasy as I think of fantasy as having a pretend world and this one takes place off the shores of Scotland. I didn't read the synopsis on the back of the book and thus didn't realize this was going to be three tales...connected by a legend, a l...more
K.
Not a bad book . . . just didn't grab me (as my particular reader tastes go) to finish up. I think this is probably a great read for many other types (less "romance" specific and more fantasy/faiytale type reader). I did make it through two of the three stories revolving around the legend, but then I just got a bit bored of the subject matter since the romance felt pretty much like a back burner to everything else going on.

Final verdict: DNF for me . . . but probably carries much more interest...more
Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over**
I found this in a stack of my old books that were never read. I never read anything from this author but this was good, but didn't knock me out. I really liked that three complete stories are included in this volume for the price of one. They all take place in different time periods but have a common thread that wraps up in the last volume.

The first story takes place in 531 A.D. and is about a siren of Kell and lost prince. Sirens or mermaids are pretty unique creature in PNR so that was really...more
Catherine
I've been disillusioned about romance novels for quite a while now -- can't seem to find a good one to read. And several people have recommended Shana Abe's stuff. This one was pretty good, but not really my style, I guess. It's very fantasy-ish and lyrical, sometimes to the point that I didn't really get what was going on. It wasn't very grounded in reality -- and it wasn't supposed to be, I suppose. It's three interlinked stories based on an ancient myth, so I guess it makes sense that it was...more
Alicia
Wow, there's 5 hours of my life I'll never get back. This book was stupid. Frankly I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I read it....my kids bought it for me on my kindle (thanks guys) by pushing random buttons....so I read it. The whole thing. It's a romance and it's dumb. Maybe if you're into that kind of stuff you'd like it.

It has 3 sections that are separate stories I think they are supposed to tie together somehow but they didn't quite make it. The middle story was the only one that held...more
Chani
Although I had not been impressed with Shana Abe's Drakon series, I gave this book a chance, mostly just because of the title and my love for all things mermaid. I was not disappointed. Abe's lovely descriptive writing sucked me in right away. This book is actually a collection of 4 stories based around the same myth/island. I enjoyed the first 3 stories. The last one was a bit... reaching. I think the writer just wanted to go through all the era's from past to present. But I still enjoyed the r...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
Mermaids are one of my favourite mythical creatures. This is due to my absolute fascination with the ocean and love of scuba diving. I love being in water. Mermaids who can breathe underwater is my ultimate fantasy I'd love to be. In this anthology from Ms. Abe, we are treated to a lovely 3 stories regarding the island of Kell. Ms. Abe does another excellent job of weaving her spell over me. I'm captivated and left yearning to be a mermaid.
Jules Wan
.....Three spins my curse I give,
The will to change, the hope to live.
Six lives shall come to be,
To end this spell, to set me free:
King's kiss to siren death, a soul retrieved;
Child of the sea unveiled, belov'd of his enemy;
Twin spirits lost, returned, to complete this destiny.
So say I.so mote it be
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Thus the legend begins ....
531ad: Prince Aedan falls for Ione, the siren who rescued him from sure death- but he has his duty and must return to his people. How will Ione continue to prot...more
Mojca
The story spanned generations, it was set in Scotland, it told of an eternal love...So what the heck went wrong?

Everything, it seems. I just didn't feel the connection and though I persevered to the "bitter" end, that elusive connection never appeared. Me and the story just didn't click. It had everything to do with the writing style, the pacing, and the "voice". Nothing worked for me, which is a shame since the premise was great.
Renee
Incredible book. I absolutely loved it. I read it years ago for the first time and I could read it over and over again. Fantastic detail, story line, and unique characters. An amazing book.
Jynt
Ronan and Leila. The OTP of this book. Lovely. Also, I do believe that Shana Abe is the only author I've read so far that makes insta-love so alluring. Mad props.
Ladyvixen
C'est franchement pas bon du tout :-(((((

je comprend pas dans quoi l'auteur s'est perdue mais de toute évidence elle a jamais retrouvé son chemin.
Angie
Mermaids are far from my favorite mythological being in novels, but I was hoping an adult romance novel would change my mind about the genre. While I did enjoy The Last Mermaid, it failed to wow me, and it didn't present anything new about mermaids/sirens. It sticks pretty close to the classic mythology, which is fine, but not altogether interesting and engaging. The Last Mermaid actually contains three separate love stories spanning from ancient times to modern, all linked together by the tale...more
Cham Perez
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Denise
Shana Abe's voice contains a haunting melody. Weaving together the mystic with the modern, she makes a journey for the reader that is timeless. Although I do like the older styles of language and pacing (having grown up adoring the writer, Saki), I find these types of fairy tales the perfect fix for the mortalities of modern life. I also admit to being partial to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales . . . and all things Selkie.
Thea Liwanag
I intentionally ignored this book and kept myself from reading it for a very long time. Yes, I have forever been fascinated by mermaids and the continuous speculations on their existence. Yes, I found the book's blurb quite catching but apparently not enough for me to have started it right away.

As I ran out of interesting books to read, I decided to open the pages of this book. You see, the beauty of being always preoccupied is forgetting the blurb. How is this a beauty? Simple. By forgetting th...more
Sam Kozbial
This is a 3-fer. You get three tales of mermaid love, set in three distinct time periods, and they happen to all be connected...hmmmmm. The stories are told with Abe's flair for painting beautiful images with words, plus a bonus for our romance readers.

Overall: Good, gooey romances with some "oh no he didn't" moments.
Evangeline
Nunca me había dado por leer de sirenas pero bueno dado que me gusta el mar y bueno necesito libros variados para mi reto del año he decidido aventurarme a leer todo lo que caiga en mis manos.
Me ha gustado, sobre todo que esta dividido en tres libros y son tres historias en diferente tiempo que se relacionan, un amor que trasciende y busca llegar al comienzo de todo para liberarse por fin.
Esta muy bien para pasar el rato ya que es una rápida lectura sin tanto relleno y los mitos y leyendas son...more
Ana
Loved the first story so much I even cried while reading. The second was ok and the third I liked a lot but felt there should have been more to the ending. It left me unsatisfied as if something was missing from the story. But still, the book was unusual and highly interesting.
Eliza
Though I've had it on my currently-reading shelf for over a year, I haven't found time to update Goodreads, much less finish this book. And I want to finish it! Ms. Abé has a gorgeous way with words that is mellifluous, flowing like a melody, like a mermaid, evoking an ambience of beauty and harmony - the stuff of a good fairy tale.


The book is composed of three fairy tales, set in different times in history, about the same place. These are tales of adventure and suspense, love and loss, written...more
Kylara
This is the very first Shana Abe book I have read. I loved the context of the story but I did find it a bit difficult to understand the jumps in the book from one story to the other. I am not sure if that is her style of writing or if it was just this novel. I will pick up another of her books and try and read that as well and by then I should be able to have more knowledge in the style of this author.

I did find the storyline to be a bit confusing at times as previously stated, but all in all I...more
Chrystal
The last Mermaid was a good and confusing book. It is composed of 3 stories from different times. Each story involves a descendant of the original Mermaid. Each story was also compelling and original. It was an enjoyable read. There are parts of the book where closure did not feel closed. The last story was supposed to wrap up the original legend of the original Mermaid with her husband but it was very confusing how that happened and how that related to the other stories or if it was supposed to...more
Katie Brogdon
This was a wonderful, engaging read until the last part. It all unraveled. I was left feeling frustrated that I had committed so much time to this book.
Kass
Apr 07, 2008 Kass rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people into mermaid sex, fishermen, weeki wachee natives
Recommended to Kass by: amazom reviewers
Eeegads, where to begin? I got this book because I was interested in learning more about mermaid literature for a project I'm working on. There really isn't that much mermaid fiction out there to be had. Now I see why. This is a book about the legend of the Siren of Kell and basically has three stories about mermaids or mermen on an island called Kell who fall in love with humans, bring them to the island, and have sex with them. I guess it's a "romance" book and maybe folks who enjoy that genre...more
Diana
Within a few pages of starting this book was the first sex scene, and as I rolled my eyes, I said to myself, "It's going to be one of *those* books..." You know the ones? The poorly written romance novels, more badly written sex scenes than actual plot... But surprisingly, this one had a good story!

The library site had said it was 3 short mermaid stories in one book, but although it did tell three different tales, they were woven together as the tale of two lovers who lost each other and re-foun...more
Mandy France
This book was terrible. If I ever need to know how to have sex with a mermaid, I will pick up this book.
Cecilia
I'll be honest...I wanted to read this because it's about mermaids...
I don't usually read romance novels...if you're going to read about sex, there's TONS of erotica out there :)
It's 3 stories, all related to a curse. I definitely liked the fantasy parts of the book, including the bits about lineage and such. But the first story was probably the best written. It felt as though Abe was trying to rush through the final story just to get to the point.
Overall, it was interesting, but probably not s...more
Alina
While I abandoned Miss Abe's Drakon series somewhere towards the beginning of book 3 (although I was tempted to do so earlier), I was pleasantly surprised when I gave this a chance about a year later. The language was lyrical and beautiful in a very unexpected manner.

Honestly, the last story was my least favorite, although the flip (those who have read the book will know what I mean) was an intriguing twist. The first three stories were much better, and all four complemented each other well, al...more
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Shana Abé was born in Texas. She spent much of her childhood living in Colorado, with a brief stint in Mexico as a foreign exchange student, and, at age seventeen, lived in Japan as a model. Throughout her childhood, Abé wrote, completing what she calls "The Silliest Romance Novel Ever" during her free time during modeling shoots. Her writing focused on romance, as those were the types of books th...more
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