Deborah is a young orphaned woman who lives with her dour puritan aunt and uncle.They have already betrothed her to a distant relSet some years after
Deborah is a young orphaned woman who lives with her dour puritan aunt and uncle.They have already betrothed her to a distant relative Edward Biddulph as to keep her fortune in the family.
One evening after traveling home by coach from a visit to her fiancee she and her maid Nan are set upon by the highwayman who calls himself Captain Black.Deborah is taken captive and held for ransom
I cant say the romance as its called held my attention or even made Believe it was anything else than an onesided infatuation from Deborahs side.That is best case scenario as some might even call it Stockholm syndrome
Actually for the most part they are not even in Contact wich makes their reunion and proclaiming their love seem utter ridicilous....more
Fenton is a product of the ore-mancers craft,who with their dark powers can meld flesh and metal. But in his case their experimenting to merge a humanFenton is a product of the ore-mancers craft,who with their dark powers can meld flesh and metal. But in his case their experimenting to merge a human with a kraken didnt turn out as planned and he was deemed a failure. As a child he was bought by the vicious pirate captain Reis who captains the Razors Edge.
All sailors feared when the demon would rise from the darkness far below and tear apart friend and foe alike. Fenton feared the void the kraken created inside him. He had to touch its dark mind to control the monster's path and relay the captain's instructions. Only Fenton could control the kraken, and the captain controlled Fenton and he hated them both for it.
Fearful of his powers to call the Kraken the cutthroat crew barely tolerates him except for his fellow victim of the oremancers, Timmy the boy with a spyglass fused into his empty eye socket.
The Razors Edge happens on a small vessel after the carnage is over its revealed to be a research ship sent out on orders of the ruler of Darjee to bring back a precious but unusual cargo...
Pale fingers wrapped around the edge and the body sat upright. Water streamed from long black hair and plastered it around head, shoulders and chest..
It is said that whoever consumes the still beating heart of a mearmaid will be able to know the mind and secrets of all men. A power the wicked and cruel Lady Alise would very much like to posess.
Realizing they are sitting on a goldmine if they were to bring her what she covets instead of the scientist crew. They take the caged mermaid and set sails for the Island of Illusion.
Fenton is drawn to the mermaid, who he learns is named Ailin at first from pity for her,then fascination and finally love. Even if Reis ridicules him and says the mermaids sirens ways is rotting his brain. Ailin has been trapped in the stifling dark coffin for what feels like an eternity but this landwalker opens her cage and treats her with respect. She is unable to read him as she can others and his affinity with the kraken is strange to her as its a creature to be feared but Fenton is anything but that. Soon her feelings starts to mirror his. He wants to free her as long as Reis is his jailer he cant leave or disobey his commands.
This book did have a twist that I didnt expect but probably should have guessed at by the hints that were dropped but I didnt.So bravo author for throwing in a surprise.
But here is the thing that I have to mention this book feels very derivative of Pirates of Carribean movies 3 and 4, and also towards the a scene made me think of Disneys the Little Mermaid. I wont tell you what but it struck me as very similar as something that happens towards the end of that film.
This is very much a dark fantasy The oremancers what we learn about them is enough to give you the creeps.When someone is disabled in someway danaged they are given over to the oremancers to be "fixed".
We also hear something of the Lady Alise,ruler of Darjee nothing wich makes me think good things of her even if she doesnt show up in person.
Even the way the characters are described reminds me of Philip and Syrena from POTC.
The writing and dialogue has a quality that makes you feel a bit detached from the story.There is a formal quality to the dialogue that brings to mind like watching a movie.
But know what? I liked their romance from the movie and so I couldnt help but like Fenton and Ailins romance too.
I loved the ending...it was very beautiful.
So in the end I feel a bit torn. Should I judge it on the fact that it reminds me too much of another piece of fiction and has its weak bits or should I ignore that and just give it a good rating? Ive decide to go with the latter. ...more