The Sirens of Falkeld is Kindle Yes I a grown man am reading a book about MERMAIDS And loving it I may add Julie Tuovi s brilliant debut The Sirens of Falkeld brings the
The Sirens of Falkeld is Kindle Yes, I, a grown man, am reading a book about MERMAIDS.And loving it, I may add.Julie Tuovi's brilliant debut, The Sirens of Falkeld, brings the reader in the dismal, war-torn setting of WWII Scotland, where a young man named Cade is desperate to save his ailing grandfather. His last hope is to somehow catch a maighdean maara, one of a group of legendary mermaid-like creatures that allegedly grant a wish to whomever catches her. But nothing's that simple.Complicating matters is The Admiral, a cold, callous, evil military leader who has come to the island of Muireall in search of an ancient Spanish treasure, and who believes that it is to be found on the nearby mysterious island of Falkeled ... where the maara are reputed to live.Told in alternating first-person POV, this story brilliantly weaves together the perspectives of not only Cade but Cora, a maara who has a connection to Cade that neither of them realizes. Can two beings from such vastly different worlds band together to defeat a powerful and evil enemy? This story will grip you tight from the first page and never let go. And the ending is so heart-rending and beautiful, it had me crying actual tears, and I'll tell you, there's not many books that can do that.Wonderful, wonderful story. Stellar work, Ms. Tuovi.. A courageous glimpse of historical details entwined in the tales of Scottish tradition InD tale Magazine2016 RONE Award Winner and Reader s Favorite FinalistKade Finley, of the Scottish Isles, was raised on legends of the sea His Gaffer, Toran Finley said, that beneath Muireall s wind swept cliffs, deep under the waves, there lived a legend as old as the Highlands the A courageous glimpse of historical details entwined in the tales of Scottish tradition InD tale Magazine2016 RONE Award Winner and Reader s Favorite FinalistKade Finley, of the Scottish Isles, was raised on legends of the sea His Gaffer, Toran Finley said, that beneath Muireall s wind swept cliffs, deep under the waves, there lived a legend as old as the Highlands themselves Of Manann n Mac Lir, the sea god, and his beautiful sea maidens, the maighdean mhara, who swam the tides, luring sailors to their deaths.But they re not just legend Kade saw one on his ninth birthday On that day, a fierce storm swallowed half the island, and his da, Aidan Finley, was never seen again It s been nine years since Da disappeared, and Gaffer is dying Desperate to save him, Kade decides to capture a maighdean mhara, of whom the stories say will grant one wish if caught But Admiral Gilbert Owen, commander of the island s WWII naval base, complicates things In his quest for power, the Admiral has enraged the maidens, making it dangerous to be human in maighdean mhara infested waters.. Bestseller Book The Sirens of Falkeld Julie Tuovi has a unique talent of not only hooking the reader from the beginning but keeping the pages turning. I was especially impressed by the unique twist at the end. Well written; excellent character development. Will look forward to more books by Ms. Tuovi.