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Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart
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Sep 23, 12

Read from August 20 to September 23, 2012

Call of the Sea is a swashbuckling fest of adventure and romance.

Ms Hart’s writing is breath-taking at times, sumptuous in description, and layered with enough authentic detail to fully immerse the reader in the seventeenth century. There’s a poetic style to the writing, a quality that makes the prose unique and exciting.

The female lead, Elysandra (Ellie), is one feisty female. We meet her as a stubborn, self-possessed child and watch her grow into an equally spirited adult who’s not afraid to make tough decisions to pursue her dreams. Daniel, the male lead, is kind-hearted and vulnerable, yet tough and courageous. Let’s face it, the lad needs to be strong to handle Ellie. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s a good-looking chap, too.

Call of the Sea educated me about Silkie mythology – cursed creatures that live as humans on land and seals in the sea. The description of that transformation is where Ms Hart really excels. I felt every crack of poor Daniel’s body, his screaming agony, and most importantly the physical differences between man and beast.

I’d put this novel in the new adult category because there is a descriptive sex scene, but I’m sure it will also appeal to adult readers, too.

The theme of revenge made for an explosive read. A mighty fine début novel by Ms Hart.
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08/20/2012 page 50
15.0% "Just love reading about headstrong Elysandra. :-)"
09/19/2012 page 323
100.0% "Awesome, just awesome!"
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Rebecca Hart So glad you enjoyed the read. :)


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