When Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen, they are catapulted into desperate danger. They must do everything they can to rescue the Queen and save the city-- even if it means getting help from the Ancient Traitor himself.
Kai Meyer's bold, original fantasy conjures up a land of magic and menace as Merle and Serafin begin a journey to unimagined realms in the extraordinary world of Dark Reflections."
This is a book that I listened to over the summer while I was gardening at school. I can't really decide how I feel about this book. I know that I wanted to like it-- I mean, what's not to like about mermaids and magic? But I was really confused when Egypt came in and lots of lions came in as well. I know that Egypt wants the Flowing Queen, but I don't understand what's in it for them. I also want to know why Egyptians are the bad guys. Perhaps I'm missing out on some history or mythology or both, but I can't help but wonder why Egypt was the opposition.
It's been a while since I've listened to this book and I only remember the first half of this book. I don't think that says good things about the last half of the book. I'm not just saying that as a cop=out of this blog post either. Even as I was listening to this book and gardening (which doesn't require a ton of brain power, since I'm not operating heavy machinery), I found myself lost, even when I backed up and re-listened to significant portions of the last half of the book.
This is probably the most pathetic blog post I've written as of late. This is how I feel about this book now. I don't know if I'll read this book again... I want to in order to form a more complete opinion of this book, but at the same time, this is part one of the full story. Life is too short to read books I don't feel very interested in reading (with the exception of books for school, because I want my Bachelor's Degree at some point). So we'll see what the future brings.
For now, I give 'The Water Mirror' a tentative rating of: