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Reunion (Water #2)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  647 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The sea is the birthplace of legends.

Corwin has spent all of his sixteen years scavenging the land for his next meal. But when he discovers a unique shell of exquisite beauty, he is convinced it will bring him the riches he's longed for.

His hopes are dashed when the shell is stolen from him by evil King Vortigern's men. But the shell has left its mark. Corwin's head is fil...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published April 28th 2002 by Avon Books (first published April 1st 2002)
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Ithlilian
This book was in the children's section of my library, not YA, children's. Sure it's small and short with big print and plenty of space between the lines, but it packs a big punch. This book isn't all dialogue and happy fru fru fantasy, there is danger, death, thievery, and magic. If you read this to your child and they understand all the words then you have a pretty smart child. The writing style is great, the vocabulary is impressive, and the story is heartfelt. This book does not assume that...more
Kiera Beddes
Genre: fantasy
Summary: This story continues the journey of Nia who is trying to save her hometown of Atlantis from a power-hungry, mad mermyd and his companion Farworlder. This sequel, however, is told from the viewpoint of Corwin, an urchin who lives on land. He was collecting by the seashore when he came across the shell that held Nia's Farworlder. The shell is stolen by the evil King Vortigern so Nia and Corwin must work together to save the shell and try to defeat Ma'el, the destroyer of Atl...more
Imogen Moore
I didn't like this book nearly as much as the first one in the series.
I suppose I really, REALLY liked Ascension, and it would've been hard to beat. But I was still hoping!
As much as I like Corwin, I would've preferred that the book was from Nia's perspective, at least for part of the book.
I don't really have anything else to add? I will definitely be reading the third book, 'Transformation' to see how the series ends, but, after the first one was so fantastic, 'Reunion' disappointed me.
Garrett
I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant to read this one. The beginning was very slow, as I'm not a big historical fantasy fan, and the entire first quarter of the book was the typical medieval story. But once Nia showed back up, the story got rolling and I was hooked once more. I stayed up late, knowing I had school in the morning, just to keep reading, and the next day I was still reading it every spare chance I got. While I loved the first book, Ascension, more, I loved Reunion for many different re...more
Rebecca
Life in Wales in the year 425 is hard, but for the sixteen years of his life, Corwin has managed to survive through hard work. He never knew his father, and barely remembers his mother. He was raised by Fenwyck, a traveling entertainer who on occasion turned to thievery. But now Fenwyck is dead, killed by the evil King Vortigern, and Corwin himself is a wanted man. Hiding in a cave by the shore, Corwin discovers a beautiful and unique shell. He hopes he can make a fortune selling it, but it is s...more
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In the previous book, the sixteen year old mermyd Niniane (called "Nia" for short), discovered betrayal and conspiracy in her underwater home of Atlantis. With the escape of an evil mermyd named Ma'el and the Farworlder (powerful, intelligent squid-like creatures) that he is telepathically connected to, Atlantis was overthrown and Nia the last living Farworlder were thrown ashore.

Reunion picks up again from the point of view of Corwin, a young man whose master has recently been executed by the t...more
Emily
Book 2 in the series seemed a little slower but once the two meet up, the story picks up the pace.
Alana
Definitely a far cry from the last book. SOOOO much building building and building. While enjoyable for the most part, this is sad. The minor triumphs they have are played up too much and their failures are passed over. What annoyed me now that they are joined to Gobaith is the constant internal dialogue- really reminiscent of Dune. While I understand why it's there, it's just not done well. I'm one book away from finishing the series, and she was able to get me excited for it, but this is defin...more
Beth
This wasn't as engaging as the first book in the trilogy. (This is part of the reason it took so long to finish. The other part being distracted by Avengers fanfic...) Partly because it takes place on land, so until the plot gets going (and there's a lot of set-up), there's not much to distract you from the lack of plot. (Whereas there was so much world building in the first you hardly noticed.) The third book takes place in the water again, and therefore promises to be more interesting.
Josie
This is a book about a mermyd, a faraworlder, and a lad-dweller all meeting each other. But they are not just meeting each other- Tthey become JOINED. One cannot survive without the other. It is hard enough to keep themselveds alive, but carrying the lives of THREE? Thus book is sure to take an exciting turn- for better or worse. Read this book, but not yet. Read the first one of thins series. THEN, read this one. :D
Kathryn
This book was just okay. The writing left a lot to be desired, especially because this book was based on land and not in the mythical city of Atlantis. The location meant that the author didn't really have anything special or new to show the reader, so the focus on the simplistic writing was more acute. Her grammar was fine, but it was very juvenile, even for a young adult book.

I hope the next one is better.
Gorgo Mage
THESE TRILOGY books are SOO GOOD. kinda cheezy yes, but hey what is wrong with that. its kina a mermaid thing but it plays into a bit of camalot and that whole story. Mostly a scifi with a touch of romance. weird but SOOOO GOOD. ive read them at least three times. but whatever you do, do not read the back of the books because they sound so stupid.
oliviasbooks
The second volume is completely different from the first part. From a highly developed underwater world we went on to a medieval story above the waterline.
Betsy
An easy read. Though it was semi-disappointing that the story is being told from a different perspective. Takes the series into an unexpected place.
Valine
Apr 17, 2008 Valine rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Valine by: Sarah Heltz
i didn't say in the review of the first book that this would be age appropiate as juvenile/yound adult read. I enjoyed this book too.
Michelle
Lots of interesting twists in this short sequel. The characters are well done even if the story line is a bit flat.
Jessica
The second book in the series delicately layers the story of our mermaid into the legend of King Arthur . . .
Caroline
Fun sequel that takes quite a turn from the previous book.
Laurel Bradshaw
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#2 of series
See: Ascension
Sarah
really good plot ^^
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Kara Mia Dalkey is an American author of young adult fiction and historical fantasy. She was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Seattle. Much of her fiction is set in the Heian period of Japan.

She was married to author John Barnes; they divorced in 2001. She is a member of the Pre-Joycean Fellowship and of the Scribblies. She is a graduate of the Fashion In...more
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