The Melusine Mer

QUOTE FROM THE NOVEL: “We couldst perform the chanting . . . ” offered Eretria, of the Melusine kith. Her silver eyes stared back without blinking. “Art thou afraid?” she challenged the others. “I know naught of a red-eyed Mer of the Melusine. Mayhap, because of the chanting or mayhap, because our mothers art quiet whilst pregnant,” allowed Eretria, scooting to...
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The Merrow Mer

QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL: “Possessing the copper red locks, caramel skin and amber eyes of her kind, Rionach wast a fiery beauty, with a temper to match her hair.” “Though she hadst the coloring of the Merrow, she be size and a half the average of those of her kind, fully matching the Nereid in length. ‘Twas uncommon for the kiths to inter mate, most kept to their own. What...
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The Nubiti Mer

QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL “Kepi of the Nubiti kith—an elder from the latter days of Neris, strong with the skill to lure—wast in these waters. “ “This creature had bronze colored skin that shimmered with tiny metallic flecks. Her hair was black with an occasional streak of silver, braided in Mer fashion with a scabbard. Her features were sharp, and in some ways, reminiscent of...
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The Derketo Mer

QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL “Ivory colored beneath a splattering of what looked like cinnamon rain drops all o’er her skin, Mahra wast least talkative of the Si Raen. Her eyes wert the colors of autumn bursting from the pupil in an array, whilst her hair wast also unable to decide its color. Locks of chestnut, dark auburn, burnt orange all vied for a place on her head. Alari frequently...
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The Jengu Mer

QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL: “Aileana wast a blue-back, with light grey sides and white upon her belly, bearing a thin band of blue that passed over her nose and under eyes. These Mer wert slight of build, long and fast, spinning through the water like torpedoes.” FACTS: A jengu is a water spirit and deity in the traditional beliefs of the Sawa ethnic groups of Cameroon. They are similar to...
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The Nereid Mer

QUOTES FROM THE NOVEL: “Legend held it, they shared an ancient ancestry: the appearance of the aggressive Nereid kith being reminiscent of the ‘devil dolphin.’ The orca colored Mer profited from the instinctual reaction their skin patterns invoked in an adversary.” “Not only didst they interminably sit the throne, but they wert also the wealthiest kith.” FACTS:...
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