In the second book, Finn’s girlfriend, Bridget, is kidnapped and powerful hidden adversaries emerge from the shadows. In order to outstrip them, he is forced to activate his sea-born blood. This draws him closer a destiny he struggles to accept.
Susan Sowerby, artist and writer, is the author of 'Saltwater in the Soul,' the first novel in a the Saltwater Series of three about the Selkie-like Mer-people of the Hebrides. She is fascinated by myth and legend which she sees as a way to understand how humans evolve. For this reason, she includes some legends in her fantasy novels. She holds the firm belief that our stories mark the progress of our civilizations. Mostly known for her sculptures of sea-drenched mer-people, Susan has three grown sons, Bay Luke and Byron and lives on a conservation property near the south-west Australian surfing town of Margaret River, in a little cottage surrounded by various forms of wild life. She is in love with Mother Earth and will always remain so. The Pearls of Arcadia - out now. Keys to Ashdevelon - in process
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought: Title: The Pearls of Arcadia Author: Susan Sowerby
Star Rating: 4 Stars Number of Readers: 18 Stats Editing: 8/10 Writing Style: 9/10 Content: 8/10 Cover: 6/10 Of the 18 readers: 15 would read another book by this author. 11 thought the cover was good or excellent. 18 felt it was easy to follow. 15 would recommend this book to another reader to try. Of all the readers, 6 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’. Of all the readers, 5 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’. Of all the readers, 7 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘writing style’. 13 felt the pacing was good or excellent. 15 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.
Readers’ Comments “Now I've read two of the three books, I'm eager to read the last. And I must say, this author seems to get better and better. In many ways, this was a vast improvement on the first book with considerably better pacing and far more suspense. Although the trilogy got off to a slow start, the second book gripped me.” Male reader, age 42 “There's nothing better than a well-plotted adventure story with a reluctant hero having to save the day. The author tells a tantalizing tale with an environmental feel to it. Plenty happens pretty much all the time, and the ending was fab.” Male reader, age 41 “I liked the first book a lot, but this was much better. The pacing was much improved and there was more of an adventure feel to it. I would happily read another of this author’s books.” Female reader, age 22 “I'll be hunting out the third book when it's out.” Female reader, age 67
To Sum It Up: ‘A cleverly plotted adventure written with a gold-tipped pen. A finalist and highly recommended!’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards