The Paisley Piranhas are delighted to take part in the blog tour for A. Algeri’s The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay.
About the Book
The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay is the first adventure of Brinn, a young woman who has recently returned to her homeland, Nyar Kaad, after years of being away.
For her mother and sister it’s only supposed to be a brief stay, because their intention is to return to the capital, Adaria, held by both aristocrats to be their home. Brinn, however, isn’t interested in living in the golden cage of high society and aspires to a different existence, which will push her to oppose the decisions of her family and pursue a destiny according to her own wishes.
The accidental discovery of what looks like a map to hidden treasure buried in Nyar Kaad, according to tradition, by pirates who once lived there, will push her to search for hidden riches – an undertaking that Brinn faces courageously, at the cost of challenging her fears, rigid social conventions, and dangers to her person, venturing on a journey into local legends and the past of her own family, reaching an unexpected epilogue.
Set in Isara, a fantasy world inspired by the period between the seventeenth and the first decades of the nineteenth centuries, The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay is a journey full of mystery in a universe where real and supernatural coexist, intersecting in a subtle and insidious way; a world divided between palaces and largely unexplored expanses; an opulent capital and boundless oceans.
My life was far from perfect, I had an unusual character and my nature wasn’t easily adaptable to the life that ought to have been lead by someone of our status that was forced to aspire to court, but for years I had been able to carve out my happiness. Even though I wasn’t particularly interested in the girls my age that talked about future boyfriends, parties and dresses, I could always close my eyes and imagine that I was in one of those far away places that I was so fascinated by and that I had read about so often in books.
Despite the many remote places that I had learned about the existence of by reading, the most precious continued always to be Nyar Kaad. My thoughts inevitably went to the aquamarine ocean waves on the shores where I was born.
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