Mermaids of Eriana Kwai Book 1
by Tiana Warner
Genre: YA LGBT Fantasy
A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to
The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the
island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every
year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island
must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in
the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a
Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived
with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of
survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a
ruthless mermaid killer.
For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela
must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest
Mermaids of Eriana Kwai Book 2
From award-winning author Tiana Warner comes the sequel to Ice Massacre,
the #1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller.
Meela has just returned from the Massacre—the annual attempt to wipe out
the mermaids threatening her people’s survival. After forming an
unlikely connection with Lysi, a mermaid she was trained to kill,
Meela is determined to stop the war between humans and merpeople for
good. She knows of a legendary weapon that could bring peace if she
uses it against King Adaro, ruler of the Pacific Ocean. But her
people have plans for future Massacres and refuse to help her uncover it.
While Meela works in secret to unearth the Host of Eriana, Lysi is held
captive under Adaro’s tyranny. Sent to the battlefront, Lysi joins
forces with a band of rebels that could either bring her freedom—or
have her executed for treason.
Separated by the vast Pacific Ocean, Meela and Lysi must find a way to defeat
King Adaro and end the war that has been keeping them apart.
Mermaids of Eriana Kwai Book 3
The final adventure in the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy …
Meela and Lysi have unleashed Sisiutl, legendary two-headed serpent of the
Pacific Northwest. It was supposed to be an ally that would help them
win the war. Instead, it has fallen under the control of King Adaro,
ruler of the Pacific Ocean. If Meela and Lysi can’t stop him, Adaro
will use the deadly serpent to rid the oceans of mankind.
With the American military using catastrophic weapons of their own to
retaliate, Meela and Lysi must make peace between humans and
merpeople before one race destroys the other. The journey will risk
their lives and put their relationship to the test—but the
vengeance that has been consuming Meela’s thoughts, day and night,
might prove even more dangerous.
Ice Massacre was a really interesting read. I loved the premise of this novel. I don’t read a lot of mermaid stories because I feel like they are really the same novels just told a little different. However, with this one I was really compelled to give it a go with the awesome story, we were promised. Female warriors with a lesbian love interest was all I needed to be sold with this story.
We end up with more than I could have imagined. I loved the theme of a past friendship it reminded me of that Disney movie Fox and the Hound in that sense. The once friends turned enemies is a plotline I love maybe because of that movie but I digress. Anyways, I really liked reading the story from Meela’s point of view I thought she was an interesting viewpoint. She was an excellent warrior but had really believable flaws like being squeamish at the sight of blood. I also liked watching her learn and sympathize with the merfolk as the story progressed.
Also, an interesting thing for me was trying to figure out when this book was set in. Depending on the scenes I had a flip-flop feeling on when this was taking place was it historically set or futuristic. A lot of modern things were mentioned like T.V. shows that Meela was watching in her flashbacks (I-Carly and Spongebob) to the boating lifestyle this village survived on. This isn’t a bad thing by any mean but was a unique thing at least to me not being able to pinpoint a “timeframe” that this book takes place in.
I really loved the flashback chapters in this I think was really well done and it made me super excited to see their relationship progress in this book/series. Even though this is more of a slow-burn romance, I would say friendship at this point, we are only on the first book and I have no doubt that it will progress as the full story unfolds.
Besides, the romance we do have a lot of action as well as a long time on a boat ( a month?) When this part of the story started I was really worried about how it could unfold. A boat full of teenage girls could go either way I loved seeing the girls adapt to being at sea and finding their “sea legs” even though Dani was a pain through this I really was drawn into the dynamic on the boat and it went really fast for me and I couldn’t believe how fast I finished reading this book. I read this all in one sitting and I totally recommend having the other 2 books on hand if you plan on reading this since it does end in a cliffhanger way. Also if you check out the descriptions of the other two books they sound like they are going to be jam-packed with a lot of awesomeness and I really wish I had the other two books so I could binge read this series. I totally recommend this series and I think its an awesome take on mermaids that people have been waiting to happen.
Tiana Warner is the best selling author of the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai
trilogy. Her books have been acclaimed by Writer’s Digest, Foreword
Reviews, and the Dante Rossetti Awards. She holds a bachelor’s
degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
Tiana enjoys riding her horse, Bailey, and is an active supporter of
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