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The Mermaid's Tale by D.G. Valdron
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it was amazing

“He said the Arukh only had one word. It was their word for rage and for pain, for fighting and dying. It was a word spoken in sorrow and anger. It was the word they said to a world that didn’t want them, that had no place for them. It was loneliness and defiance and in the end it was sorrow and surrender. ‘Arrah’ he told me, it was all the words the Arukh needed.”

This book is violent and brutal and haunting and beautiful.

If I could give this a sixth star I would.

“We are born alone. We will die alone. But perhaps we do not need to live alone.”

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Reading Progress

April 11, 2016 – Started Reading
April 11, 2016 – Shelved
April 14, 2016 –
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"This book is nuts! I'm loving it. It's like Dungeons and Dragons gone completely mental."
April 14, 2016 –
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"This book is deceptive. On the one hand the prose is so simple (it has to be due to the first person POV and who that "person" is) and yet it's surprisingly subtle. And dark. Not violent dark--though it is that too--but just so damned sad."
April 30, 2016 – Finished Reading

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☽Luna☾ Six stars?! I must check this out!

Michael Fletcher ☽Luna☾ wrote: "Six stars?! I must check this out!"


☽Luna☾ I'm excited now. I love that last quote so morbid & beautiful

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Judith Pettersen When I first started reading it, I wasn't sure what to think because...a female orc? But its so lovely.

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