Having picked this book up as the first I’m reading in this series, the author did a great job with world building and character development to the point that I didn’t realize it was book 10 of a whole series. I look forward to seeing how the story progresses (and what I’ve missed so far) with the main characters and even some of the supporting characters. Getting just a taste of the powers the toddler elven princess possesses is intriguing and it will be interesting to see how she grows into and develops her magic.
The book takes place while Ameria is in the care of Serena, a mermaid. The two ladies are helped by Serena’s friend, Peder, after dark forces attack Serena’s home front and it threatens the safety of Serena’s sister and her family. Peder offers additional protection in his underwater kingdom until the mermaid’s duties are fulfilled. Sprinkle in a little romance between Serena and Peder, and some bad guys in the form of reanimated pirates and shadow figures, and this fantasy adventure makes for a fun read that’s difficult to put down.