A haunting and bold new retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid set during the Napoleonic wars.
Adrianna lives with her mother in a small town overlooking the River Rhine. Taking in washing to make ends meet, it’s a simple life and Adrianna yearns for something more.
Christian, a prince, lives in the castle above the town. Trapped by duty and the responsibility his title entails, he longs for his freedom.
After a girl disappears from the town, Adrianna stumbles across the body floating in the river. Following the accident, she starts to hear a song calling her and a voice haunting her dreams. Going for a walk one morning, she meets Lorelei who turns out to be a mermaid. Lorelei steals her legs, leaving Adrianna trapped in the river. She must find a way to get her legs back and rescue the prince, who Lorelei loves. But Napoleon’s armies are sweeping across Europe and nothing will ever be the same.
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|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Gemma lives in the UK. Bones and Ashes is her first published novel. The second book in the series, Masks and Mirrors is available now. She has also written The River Maid, a standalone novel loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.