The Little Clockwork Mermaid
By: Philippa Ballantine
Publisher: Imagine That! Studios
Publish Date: January 10, 2013
Format: eBook, 29pgs
Genre: Clockwork/steampunk fairy tale
Series: Stand alone
Recommendation: Yes, if you enjoy familiar yet with a twist quick Fairy Remix, with clockworks.
The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there. The Sea Witch and her marvelous contraptions offer a way to pursue her dreams. What she will find there will changer her fate forever.
I thrust the harpoon hard through the tentacle of the kraken.
My Thoughts and Summary:
Lorelei is coming of age to become her fathers warrior princess, like her sisters. She fights her first battle with a kraken and humans, then her birthday venture topside, as custom allows, is next. Lorelei has a plan what she will do when she ventures after she's learned a family secret about her mother, Queen Eleine. After her visit and rescuing a beautiful man, all Lorelei thinks of is having the amazing two legs the humans have.
Philippa weaves a little retell of the little mermaid, with magic and clockworks. Lorelei learns of the Above world, and even moves on further than imagined.
There are a few indications of clockworks in this little tale. We see a steam and magic engine powered vehicle for mermaids, neat creation for speed. Lorelei gets a few amazing gifts of clockworks too. And the Above world has a feel of industrial to it along with war among the humans. As the humans aren't very kind to the sea or the creatures in it either.
I am an ocean lover and the world and city of the sea with Lorelei created here has captured my heart. I enjoy the fish used to create light and the atmosphere in the city.
Be prepared. The ending is different, and I like it! This is a remix with the base from the little mermaid but ends stronger for Lorelei.
**I read this for my own enjoyment.