Breakwater

Breakwater

by Errin Stevens
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Breakwater by Errin Stevens

The sirens of Griffins Bay are in trouble, and the recent slew of royal suicides looks to be the least of their worries.



For one, unless a blood relative of the queen shows up, no one's around to staff the monarchy. Well, except for a whack-job bureaucrat and he seriously won't do. Worse is the community unrest threatening siren society, a problem caused by too many humans in the pool, which means Simon and his off-limit girlfriend will have to run and hide if they want to make more of their flirtation...



The solution doesn’t inspire confidence at first, but the Blakes have everything at hand to set their world to rights - namely, a hidden queen, a dead prince, and a facility for human manipulation. Once they find their sea legs, they'll restore order, distribute smart phones, and drive that conniving bureaucrat to a grisly, satisfying end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998296104
Publisher: Errin Stevens
Publication date: 11/25/2016
Series: Mer Chronicles , #2
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Breakwater 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
rokinrev 7 months ago
“The world is a dynamic place”, she contended. “Humans are reactive, less disciplined than we are. And I know it’s hard to understand, but I think we’re more adaptable than we’ve believed.” This book carries on with the Siren Community after the dissolution of it’s leaders. Somehow, it is found that Carmen has ties to the leading family when her mother returns. But does Carmen think herself capable of this kind of leadership? And what about the “viceroy” Duncan Fleming, who has gotten caught up in the “pomp and circumstance” of his interim position; escaping to set up the community. Gabe and Kate, and their son Henry as well as the rest of the blended community of sirens and humans are on alert as they see their small world having to adapt or suffer the losses and consequences. I can’t “gush” over this book as I did with “Updrift” which has a lyrical beautiful flowing quality to it. This one deals with much more “human” issues: cause and effect, death, age, adaption, change and is riddled with emotions I’d say were absent in the introduction of this series. That is good and not so good as it is grounded in society; one that has changed and adapted and now turns more on rather than towards one another. I have to say, the quirky “villains” of this book made my skin crawl. It felt a bit forced, as if Stevens was trying to fit all the pieces together and come to a satisfying conclusion. However, as good as this book was, the discomfort I felt kind of tainted my overall enjoyment. Stevens prefaces the story with a quote from Robert Frost’s “Once by the Pacific” “ ...And thought of doing something to the shore That water never did to land before.” As much as I am looking forward to “Outrush”, the third in the series, I do hope it’s a little less jarring. Recommended 4/5 [disclaimer: I received this book from the author and have chosen to voluntarily review it]
SherryF 11 months ago
Breakwater, is Book II of The Mer Chronicles by Errin Stevens, so I want to be careful and not spoil any of this wonderful story of mers and humans that I fell so in love with, that as soon as I finished Updrift, Book I, I began Breakwater. The loss of one of their own brings a runaway back to the fold and causes an upheaval at the palace. The mer world has many of the same issues of the human world, and, of course, the mers have rebellious ones, quite like us humans. More and more mers are becoming curious about humans and land life. Changes are coming. I haven’t read a mermaid story where humans and mers interact so intimately and I am loving every minute of it. The more I read, the more I become engrossed in the story. I highly recommend all of you mermaid and siren lovers out there to grab this series and enter a fantasy world that will let your imagination run wild. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Breakwater by Errin Stevens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
Stephdtd More than 1 year ago
Breakwater follows several main characters on their slightly differing, but interconnected journeys between North Carolina and Shaddox, the mermaid/siren island. This book keeps up with Kate and Gabe, Carmen and Michael, Maya, Sylvia, and Kate's extended family (parents and aunt/uncle) from the first book of The Mer Chronicles, Updrift. There were some newly introduced characters. Unexpectedly, Peter's former bonded wife and Parker turn out to play a somewhat monumental role, greatly affecting Carmen. Siren characters Simon and Aiden, who were introduced very briefly in Updrift, were reintroduced as a much larger part of the plot in Breakwater. Duncan and his wife were also a newer, but somewhat important, focus in book 2, Breakwater. As I'm sure you can gather, there is a lot going on in North Carolina and Shaddox - plenty of drama, jealousy, and desire! I especially like that author Errin Stevens left me continually wanting to read on, because the characters are all so important, with so much going on and just as much hanging in the balance. Simon, particularly, threw me for a loop, as sort of a rule breaker, but in a more shocking way. He isn't a rule breaker of a rebellious sort, but rather follows a path I didn't expect he would choose (which is when he breaks "rules"). Maya and Aiden were also somewhat of a shock, but after reading The Mer Chronicles (books 1 and 2), it's understandable why things have to be as they currently are. With that being said, I'm anxious to see the outcome for Maya, whether her current situation lasts 5 years or more ;) Overall, I recommend this well written series (beginning with Updrift, then Breakwater) for ANY fantasy lover. The Mer Chronicles is an entertaining and enjoyable read!