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PUBLICATION DATE: October 12, 2021
The Mermaid Queen: The Witches of Orkney, Book 4
By (author) Alane Adams
Abigail and Hugo have just helped restore the balance of power in Orkney by defeating the powerful alchemist Vertulious when Abigail discovers that Capricorn, the mermaid queen she trusted to help them, has unleashed the powerful Midgard Serpent named Jormungand-who, years ago, encircled the world of mankind and held it captive until Odin banished it to an underwater prison. Capricorn is determined to force Odin to make her goddess of the seas over Aegir, and she’s ready to use the massive serpent to bend him to her will-threatening all of Orkney. Abigail and Hugo must embark on an adventure across the seas to Odin’s island sanctuary to find a way to stop Capricorn and return Jormungand to his watery cell. But when Abigail finds that her powers are not enough, she has to tap into her dark magic again and again. As she is drawn further down this path, a dark presence makes itself known to her-one that may alter her path forever.
Reviews of The Mermaid Queen: The Witches of Orkney, Book 4
Featured in Frolic, "10 MG and YA Books for Back to School"Praise for The Blue Witch:"An enchanting new book full of magical mischief and adventure, Alane Adams's The Blue Witch is guaranteed to please."Foreword Clarion Reviews"Bright, brave characters star in this exhilarating tale of magic and mystical creatures."Kirkus ReviewsPraise for The Rubicus Prophecy:"Adams' concise prose delivers a quick read that's packed with colorful characters and subplots . . . Returning illustrator Stroh's bold black-and-white artwork, as in the previous book, perfectly captures the author's stunningly detailed world."-Kirkus Reviews
Alane Adams is an author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is also the author of the Legends of Orkney (TM) and Legends of Olympus fantasy mythology series for tweens and The Coal Thief, The Egg Thief, The Santa Thief, and The Circus Thief, picture books for early-grade readers. She lives in Southern California.