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Children of the Sea: When the Ocean Calls

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This is the first book in the Children of the Sea Trilogy! Avery Hazing is a sixteen-year-old girl living in a small town near an ocean. She's heard plenty of mermaid stories for kids, they're abnormally common. But they're obviously false... right? Besides, she has an irrational fear of the ocean, and can only get close as long as her best friend, Gale Hallows is with her. However, while outside at night Avery decides to follow the town crazy-lady to the beach and her whole world is shaken to its core.

Fantasy / Romance
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Midnight. Anyone else would believe that the whole town was tucked away, fast asleep in their beds. But what kind of story would this be if that were true? No, a group of forty or so men, women, and even children would be descending the natural staircases on the cliff sides and congregating on the beach. Once all were accounted for, they would move as one into the ocean.

Any onlooker would be amazed at what they beheld. As they were welcomes by the waves their legs melted together and became tails. They flashed and shimmered dozens of different colors in the moonlight. The merchildren would splash around in the shallows while their parents would move to deeper water and carry out The Creator’s noble work.

The One who made the sun, the moon, and the stars, the One who made the sea and the land, they would call him The Creator. He had a job for them. Just as men were commanded in the beginning to subdue the land, merfolk were commanded to rule the seas. So, every night, around the same time, and in beaches like this around the world, the merfolk would calm the waves, dissolve storms, lessen the rip currents.

At least, this is what my grandmother told me would happen when she was young.

Men tend to become envious and hate what they cannot have. Soon after my mother was born, merfolk began being hunted for sport. We were the ultimate prize. My mother and her pod put up a fight at first, but they were slowly picked off one by one. Soon, it was just me and her left.

I can all too vividly remember the net entangling her body as she screamed at me to flee. I swam far away and waited for sunrise. That was the worst thing I ever ha to tell my dad. He forbade me from entering the sea again and I obeyed him for a little while, but the call was too strong for me to resist and eventually I did return to the waves.

This was close to forty years ago now, and almost no one remembers our existence.

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Nessiah Owens: I loved everything about it. It was great. I wish they would’ve made it longer

Loner_: This story was so good, i loved the ending! There were a few grammar and spelling mistakes but thats alright! I fell in love with the characters and i loved the ending 🥺

Deniece: I love this book just wanted more, to him to get his sight, and there first pup.

Zino: I love the true portrayal of love, how you didn't rush the characters into falling in love, I felt connected to the characters and how Killian talked some sense into Blake not to have allowed Annabelle slip outta his grip. I also loved the plot as well as the setting and the close knit relations...

Claudia: Wie ich schon im Kommentar geschrieben habe. An der Rechtschreibung muss noch was getan werden. Die Geschichte an sich ist gut geschrieben.

raelynn: This book is good I would recommend to 20+

cristin: Me historia mucho la historia, me pareció linda y realista con respecto a elnpronlena que en ese tiempo se vivía en Venezuela y aún se vive . Me gusto la trama .Y la disfrute

michellecsnelling: I love this book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Jessie Tate is a fabulous writer and this book so far has been written so well it keeps the reader wanting more.

Kaari: I love the fact that these don't have to be long stories to really get involved with the story and the characters.

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Kaari: Just finishing book 4 of this great series and will read 5 before the night is through

Kaari: I'm pretty sure I'm going to be reading all of these back to back great stuff

Lisa: I love the story line so far but there needs to be a hit more background on the characters.

Aline: Beau roman comme les autres. J'attends le cheikh albayane

Susanne Moore: Ugh I hate those bad and selfish people. Can't wait until they all get there butt kicked

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