This week, Ciaran wrote in to ask if The Siren Wars Saga was a retelling. Given my love for retellings, the answer might surprise you…or not.
The Siren Wars is not a retelling (it’s a totally unique mermaid story) but I DO have a dark, twisted Little Mermaid retelling called The Sinking that comes out in June as part of the Of The Deep Mermaid Anthology from Crescent Sea Publishing.
Here’s what you need to know about these stories:
The Siren Wars
War has hovered around the kingdom of Scylla for generations ever since the original sirens left the mer collection generations ago after nearly drowning the human prince. Over the years, select mermaids from the royal bloodline have been trained as spies to work for the reigning kings and queens, keeping the collection safe from sirens and humans.
Celena and her partner, Merrick, work covertly for the royals—not even her twin brother knows. When they discover the sirens have broken through the barriers the mer set up to keep the sirens out, Celena and her friends must race to the old kingdom of Metten to stop them from starting a war within their borders.
When she’s dragged to the surface, Celena realizes that the war above the waters is as deadly as the one below the waves—and sacrificing herself may be the only way to protect her family.
The Siren Wars have only just begun.
Siren Wars (May 2018)
Darker Depths (June 2018)
Beyond the Shores (July 2018)
Origins of the Siren Wars prequel novella (June 2018 iside of Of The Deep mermaid Anthology)
When a quirky older woman pawns a fancy seashell necklace at her mother’s antique shop on the pier, Cara doesn’t think much about the story the woman spins about the wearer turning into a mermaid.
On her way home,she accidentally drops the necklace into the ocean and is swept out to sea where she meets Quay—a merman who volunteers to take her to his mother, the sea queen, to help her get her legs back.
Cara soon learns that it’s Quay’s eighteen birthday—a day that has been a curse for his family—and is meant to be one for her too.
Now she must fight to survive the sea with Quay at her side.
Are you excited for The Siren Wars and The Sinking?