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The Last Mermaid
The Last Mermaid
Author: Shana Abe
Shana Abé has entranced countless readers with her passion-filled novels of adventure, intrigue, and romance. Now the author of The Secret Swan delivers a gift from the sea: three hauntingly beautiful tales connected by a legend, a locket, and a love beyond time. — 531 a.d.: The tiny island of Kell is said to be enchanted, inhabited by an ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780553584974
ISBN-10: 0553584979
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 592
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 128 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Not my favorite by her. It was at times, a bit confusing, but still a good read.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Instead of reading this book, I borrowed the audio version from the library. I really enjoy the fantasy genre and am a real lover of Harry Potter, good witches, bad warlocks, time travel, ghost stories, love spells gone awry and all that, but for some reason I've never intentionally sought out a book from the fantasy genre. Well, I am SO glad I came upon this one! I could not get enough of it! It's one of those rare books I've listened to and found that I was sorry to have reached the end, and even sorrier that there was no sequel. It was truly the most amazing and well written story I've ever read.

The story spans over more than a thousand years and focuses on three different periods in time. It is one of those rare books that has everything: a mystical premise, mystery, romance, enduring love, heartbreak, war, deception, soul mates, integrity, heroes, villains and strong, resilient and independent women who, over the centuries, have forgotten just how strong they are. But not so strong that they couldn't appreciate the help and support of a loving and devoted man. Not to mention intelligent enough to recognize that their strength was always there, inside them.

Ms. Abe's clever writing and gift for storytelling has the power to make readers believe that, once upon a time, mermaids did exist. And who's to say they didn't, or still don't? If you even mildly enjoy fantasy books, I HIGHLY recommend this one. I truly do not believe you will be disappointed. I don't think I've ever given a book 5 stars, but I didn't even hesitate to do just that with The Last Mermaid. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)
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A collection of 3 stories linked together by a mythicl curse and a locket. Pretty good until the very end and then I think there's a break in the continuity of the story line that makes the ending nonsensical. Disappointing.

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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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This was 3 paranormal stories in one. The first two were very good, the last, not so much. It was disjointed, the heroine not very likeable, and didn't make much sense, to be honest. I think you were supposed to figure out what was going on by the previous two stories. A little more clarity would have helped with the ending. Overall, a good book.
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book is poetic.
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Trio of interrelated stories about love and loss, possession and passion, entertwined with the lives of a siren race and a remote Scottish isle. The final story, which should tie it all up, is a bit obscure, but it's a fine, romantic read anyway.