Fans of New York Times Best-selling Author Jennifer Donnelly’s Deep Blue have been anxiously awaiting the second book in The Waterfire Saga, called Rogue Wave. Well, soon their wait will be over, as the book is slated for a January 6th release date.
For readers new to the series, the first book Deep Blue introduces the merpeople, a race of beings with a lot of parallels to our own who live in underwater communities all over the planet complete with streets, restaurants and other trappings of modern civilization.
The main character, Serafina is a teenage mermaid slated to marry a prince, who instead of happiness ever after finds herself embroiled in mystery and adventure when her mother is poisoned by an assassin’s arrow. Political tensions flare and the specter of war emerges. Serafina, led by dreams, attempts to locate five other mermaid heroines to join her in her quest to save the merworld from a dark conspiracy.
While some readers took issue with the extensive mer-language introduced by the author, online reviews are generally positive and praise the strong female characters and the diversity of the others.
In the new book, Rogue Wave, the heroines discover more about their pasts and face a growing peril as they search for six charmed talismans and deal with a traitor.
From the press release:
“Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled–powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six.
“Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar. . . . The pain of seeing him turned traitor is devastating.
“Neela travels to Matali to warn her parents of the grave threat facing their world. But they find her story outlandish; a sign that she needs to be confined to her chamber for rest and recovery. She escapes and travels to Kandina, where her talisman is in the possession of fearsome razormouth dragons.
“As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn’t know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave.”
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PRE-ORDER THE BOOK: Waterfire Saga, Book Two: Rogue Wave (A Waterfire Saga Novel)
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