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The Surrogate Sea

(The Wilderhark Tales #6)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The Sea’s storm brought them together, and the Sea’s rules will keep them apart, unless the mute but melodious Muirigan can find another to take her place, freeing her to pursue the human man she loves. But when her plan collides with the schemes of the sly South Wind, a princess’s agenda to look for love in all the most fantastic places, and a prince whose head and heart ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 24th 2015 by Ever On Word
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E.V. Jacob
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Surrogate Sea is a beautifully-written, fun, and utterly enjoyable tale of love, loss, adventure, and the choices—big and small—that we must make to live lives true to ourselves.

Danielle’s writing style is utterly enchanting. Setting the story itself aside, just the word choices, phrasing, and eloquence of the story are phenomenal.

Coming back to the story, it was a blast to read. This being my first foray into the world of the Wilderhark Tales, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was quick
Kim Matura
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What if... what if you could be extraordinary. Would you, could you, leave everything you know to become more than you ever imagined?

As usual, Ms. Shipley has spun a tale that kept me riveted and on the edge of my seat. Just when I think I have read her best work, she writes another story from the Wilderhark Tales.

If you haven't read this spectacular series, I suggest you start from the beginning and give yourself the gift of Wilderhark Tales.
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it
*Sigh* I struggled reading through this story for some reason. I think my main issue is that I couldn't relate to the main characters. Liliavaine is the main character, little sister of Laraspur (who I loved), but I didn't like Lily much in The Sun's Rival. I thought maybe she'd grow up and mature in this story but I didn't see it in this book. I couldn't get into her character or her actions. I also did not care at all for her love interest who lied and manipulated everyone. I love a good twist ...more
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I love a fanciful and innovative fantasy story and so The Surrogate Sea was a delight to read. My favorite aspect of the book are the interactions of the elemental characters with the human folk. Danielle excels at making fascinating and well-rounded characters, this is especially true when it comes to her more magical characters.

I'm not crazy about complicated love triangles, but I know a good one when I read one, and this one has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing how it's all going
Emerald Barnes
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
Seriously. These books just keep getting better and better!

Danielle Shipley has done it again, and by again, I mean written a book that totally tugged at my heartstrings and made me love her characters more and more!

The Surrogate Sea keeps to the tradition of The Sun's Rival by making parts of the earth, sky, and water come to life in human form.

Princess Liliavaine is in search for more than a human to love. She's gotten the taste of the fantastic, and she wants more from her life. But when sh
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Surrogate Sea is a true gem of a novella, perfect for picking up at the end of a long day. Danielle Shipley’s writing flows as smoothly as ever here, resulting in a nice quick read that will easily be over in just a few days. Lovers of fairy tales should pick it up at once, as should lovers of anything that is just a little bit different.

This novella is, in essence, a love story - and one in which nearly everyone involved has severe personality flaws. Characters pursue their desire for love
Kendra Conine
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm giving this book the benefit of the doubt because I have a strong suspicion it's a Part One of Two deal. I have to be honest... I don't like one of the pairings. At all. There's a lot of manipulation. Regardless, it still stands as everything we've come to expect from Wilderharks - a fantastic story and a surprise conclusion. Very surprising indeed for the case of this book.

If I had to describe The Surrogate Sea in one word, it would be "unexpected."

More to come this Thursday on flamewriter.
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Surrogate Sea, more than any other Wilderhark tale to date, takes the heartstrings and pulls them out from under you. There is fury, ecstasy, heartache, and resignation to be found within these pages beautifully bound up in true love and tragedy as only Ms. Shipley can.
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous as always. Review to come on publication date :)
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Danielle E. Shipley – author of fairy tales retold, legends reimagined, and other expressions of wishful thinking. In the past, she’s worked as a librarian in a kindergarten, a Towne Crier in a Renaissance Faire, and a butler in Germany. In another universe, she’s a tenor on Broadway, a wandering minstrel, or at the very least a Dark Lord singing about world domination. Born, raised, and homeschoo ...more

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  • The Song Caster (The Wilderhark Tales, #4)
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