by Priya Ardis
Published May 14th 2012
by Ink Lion Books
If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?
Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn’t really care. She's got bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home.
But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.
On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular or a champion? One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.
My Merlin Series Short Blurb: A young Merlin goes to high school to recruit candidates to pull the sword from the stone, but winds up battling his brother for the sword and the one high school girl who can save the world.
Merlin, Gargoyles, and Mermaids
In the world of My Merlin, there are several races running around today's world. One is, of course, the regulars. Regular human beings. (I happen to like this set!) Our main character, Ryan, is a Regular. It was important for me to show in a world of supernatural creatures that a normal (albeit kinda brainy and a perfectionist) girl could hold her own.
Second, there are the Wizards. The main characters here are our heroic Merlin and his more pain-in-a-girl's-backside brother, Vane. The wizards (much like in Harry Potter) live in secret, but the twist is that they are somewhat mercenary. For generations, they've been selling magic to maintain their wealth and prominence.
Third, there are the baddies--Gargoyles. They look like anyone else. Except when they turn. You got it fangs, Cro-Magnon forehead, super-strength. They're a deadly clannish controlled by one gargoyle king. Oh, they're also super-healers so they're near impossible to get killed.
Fourth, in My Merlin Awakening, you meet Triton's children--the mermaids. Gorgeous, green-skinned, and with gills, these are not your average carefree mermaids. They are a little crazy, a little vicious, and a lot blood-thirsty. Dressed more Spartan than Disney, they make life interesting for our heroes.
More than an Arthurian series, the world of My Merlin mixes the ideas of chivalry and magic (put on your cute bunny slippers here) with more up to date supernatural creatures (wait, your cute bunny slippers has fangs! Bunnicula, anyone?)
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About the Author:
I love stories of all kinds--but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. I started my first novel at sixteen, writing in notebooks on a long train ride in India during a hot summer vacation. My favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson and a gorgeous song by Loreena McKennitt. A hopeless romantic, I'm a longtime member of the Romance Writer's of America.
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