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Across the Floors of Silent Seas

(Till Human Voices Wake Us #0.5)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Do mermaids believe in humans?

While working on a deep-sea diving assignment at the University of California, oceanography student Jay Bishop is dragged into a volcanic tube towards the earth's core and certain death. 

But much to his surprise, Jay not only survives the fall, he finds himself taken prisoner by a community of mermaids and kept alive as a science exp

Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published January 31st 2018 by C. S. Johnson
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Sherry Fundin
Across The Floors of Silent Seas by C S Jonson is another story I read while traveling. It looks like I was on a water reading binge. LOL How could I resist the cover and I have read some of her other work and loved it, so I felt this would be a good one too….and it was.

It’s hard to give a short story prequel four thumbs up, but C S Johnson has hooked me with this wonderful look into Paga, Jay’s world, and I want to see where they go next…and the crew?, oh yeah, I wantta know more.

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Jacob Airey
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing journey of faith and adventure that takes you beyond the ocean floor.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a short but intriguing story. Jay is n oceanographer student. When he has an accident he’s saved by mermaids to keep as an experiment. An intriguing book.
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a great prequel! Jay and Noelani have such great banter as he's working in the ocean, made me love them both immediately. Also loved that Orca whale that helps Jay. Mermaids exist, but they believe humans are legend? What a twist! Go Paga for all his help and faith in this short story :)

I kept thinking as Jay makes his escape, GRAB some proof from Paga before going home! However, it's the perfect setup for Book 1, which I'm greatly looking forward to reading. Read this in one sitting,
Dee/ bookworm
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very exciting prequel!! Lots of mystery and suspense. Can't wait to read the next one!

I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Scarolet Ellis
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Across the Floors of Silent Seas: A Short Story (Till Human Voices Wake Us Book 1) by C. S. Johnson was a amazing story I could not put down. This is book number one in this amazing start of a series I could not put down. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about mermaides.

I was given a copy of this book and this is my honest review
Catherine Haynes
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Across the Floors of Silent Seas
by C.S. Johnson

Across the Floors of Silent Seas is an amazing story, the start to a new series. An intriguing premise; which hints at a conflict, and is filled with action, mystery, suspense and fantasy, a thrilling ride to the end. A quite thought-provoking story voiced from the observation of research lab subject and another intellectual species; which neither believe that the other exists.

I adored the chemistry between the characters, the easy repartee they sh
Jessica Bronder
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jay Bishop is an oceanographer that is studying the sea floor when he is sucked into a volcanic tube to the center of the earth. There he is rescued by mermaids to keep him to runs tests on him. To them humans are myths and legends. Jay just wants to go home but it looks like his fate is sealed except for an elder called Paga.

Paga believes that Jay is the fulfillment of a prophecy. Jay is trying to get Paga to help him but then again he is afraid of what awaits him on the surface. Are humans re
C.O. Bonham
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across the Floor of Silent Seas by C.S. Johnson is a short novella that posits a very interesting question: do Mermaids believe in humans? And if they don't, what would happen if they found one?

This is a very entertaining read, very action filled opening followed by a philosophical middle, with a thrill ride of an ending. An hour well spent.

Even though this novella stands well on its own I am very excited to see that it is actually a prequel to a forthcoming novel titled, Till Human Voices Wake
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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As far as my experience goes for prequels, this one was a really entertaining and beautiful one. It describes how deep the relation between Lani and Jay is. Not only that, but it actually raises a question for the fact that there might be some other intelligent species other than humans which believe that we don't exist (well, discovering something like that would be really exciting if nothing else). I really liked the whole concept on which the storyline is based and I'm eager to read the first ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I find this idea of mermaids that don't believe humans interesting. I love Ms Johnson's writing skills. She thinks in so many different realms & every story is different. I can't get enough of her writing. I encourage you to read this book. I'm anxious for the next book in this series. ...more
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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WOW. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! This is an absolutely brilliant story and mermaids are nothing like what I've read in the past. Love it!
Crystal McGough
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m hooked and can’t wait to find out what happens next in Til Human Voices Awake Us!
Lorel Kline
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are mermaids real

Enjoyed this beginning of the Till Humans Voices Wake Us series. Jay finds himself in a new kingdom deep in the ocean where the mermaids and mermen live who do not believe in humans. They want to use him as a test subject. Will he escape and make it home or not? Read this delightful story to find out.
Dorothy  Scott
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jay is exploring under the sea and communicating with his sister when the unthinkable happens. He falls to a world where he is just a myth, an experiment. Across The Floors Of Silent Seas is an excellent short story that intrigued me.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mermaids are real, but believe humans are a myth? What an absolutely intriguing premise that turned out to be quite the thought-provoking read. I loved it! If you're looking for a quick read, pick this one up. It won't disappoint.
Richard Goodrum
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Intriguing story. A human accidentally invades a place of merfolk. Like the stories of extraterrestrials coming to Earth, some of the merfolk treat him as a science experiment. But one extends hope. Worthwhile reading. I hope that you enjoy it also.

Borrowed via Kindle Unlimited on 22 March 2019. This is my honest review.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love itttttttttttt! 💖 It's amazing! I fall in love with them immediately! Can't wait to read the next book!
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A thought-provoking short story told from the perspective of research lab subject who is human and being analyzed by merpeople who do not believe in the existence of humans.
It was my pleasure to receive this free ebook from the author and give my honest review.
Candence Mars
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and I’m waiting to see if there might be another one as it was too short. I really looked forward to reading more about the mermaid’s in this story but it just didn’t happen. But in all it was a really good book
Rebecca Brice
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this first taste of this novella and can't wait to read the next story.

I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters, especially Jay and his sister Noelani and the easy banter they share. It will be interesting to see how the story develops between the mermaids and the humans, and it was good for a change having the question Are humans real?

Well done for a great novella, you have grabbed my interest
Heather Hayden
This was an interesting short story that hints at the conflict to come when humanity learns of the existence of mermaids. It is meant to be a prequel short story, and it serves it purpose well. It also has enough closure to stand on its own as a story about a brother trying to get home to his family.
Christina Morley
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Across the Floors of Silent Seas is a unique story about mermaids who don't believe that humans exist. Jay is a human who, after a diving accident, ends up rescued by mermaids. Even though they keep him for observation and run many tests, they don't believe his claims of coming from the world above. None of them do, except for one counsel member named Paga. This novella has an element of thriller/horror and it's also an allegory.

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Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a very fast listen at only an hour and a half. The Author sucked you in, left you wanting more. Which is the whole job of a prequel short story. To tease you, to give you a taste to see if you would enjoy the main series. Paga’s sister, geez, that lady got issues. Or should I say mermaid?

The sound effects were a nice touch.

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Underwater adventure where science collides with fantasy. What if mermaids were real and living hidden in ocean. That us exactly what Jay Bishop faces in this underwater adventure.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sped thru this book, as it kept me reading from beginning to end! A very entertaining book that kept me enthralled, questioning, and spellbound. If you haven't read any of the other CS Johnson books, you have been missing out - never fails to keep me reading to the end! Love all the books and love sharing them with others too.
Maurice Jones
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found it to be the beginning of a beautiful story! liked the characters,plot line..It just left me wanting more,and If I know this author,It's coming!!
Janeen Ippolito
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A short, effective, intriguing short story that manages to includes bits of philosophical argument. I look forward to reading more from this world!
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not for the littlest ones, but this is a family-friendly, deep undersea adventure that can be read in several hours or stretched over several evenings.
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great short story

Her descriptions are beautifully done and the sense of awe, fear, and a coming of faith are well done. Always a wonderful author to read.
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C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at ...more

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