The tournament is a rite of passage--a maze where young mermaids and mermen battle to find their purpose. It is also a place where Florence will face grave danger: mermaids with evil magic, tunnels filled with sea fire, and guardians who wish to use her as a pawn in their secret plans. But will Florence be strong enough to survive the tournament... or will she perish inside it?
Everything hangs in the balance: her life, her world, and her love.
("Luminaire" is the second book in the Florence Waverley series.)
If you love the underwater world and mermaids/mermen, you are going to want to check this book out. It is full of magical creatures and mystical places. I love the jellies that show you what they've seen like a movie inside them.
This book has romance, danger and deception. Florence is brave. Not only is she on the outs in the mer world because she is human, but she is also in love with the king. Florence is trying to fit in and be like the mers but it is a struggle. She keeps trying though. Determination dominates. That's the thing I like best about Florence. She doesn't quit. Even when it seems everything is against her. But it's not in an "in your face" kind of way. It's quiet and never ugly.
I enjoyed the secondary characters in this book as well. Florence makes some new friends that help the story move along.
The book ended with a foreshadow of things to come. I'll be looking forward to the next installment of this series.
My thanks to Ciye for asking me to read and review this book. You can find out more about the author and the book at http://www.florence-books.com/
You can purchase Luminaire at Amazon for just $2.99.