The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C. Hines

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What would happen if a star writer went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie?s Angels? What he?d end up with is The Mermaid?s Madness?a whole new take on The Little Mermaid. And with Jim C. Hines, of Jig the Goblin fame, penning the tale, you can bet it won?t be ?They lived happily ever after.?


About Jim C. Hines

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Jim C. Hines has been a paid juggler, earned a black belt in two different marital arts, performed yo-yo tricks at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and lived with a brain-damaged squirrel. (Only three of those are true.) One of his earliest stories earned first place in the Writers of the Future contest. He’s published more than forty short stories as well as numerous fantasy novels, including the humorous Jig the Dragonslayer trilogy, the Princess series, which re-imagines traditional fairy-tale princesses as butt-kicking action heroines, and the Magic Ex Libris series, about a centuries-old secret society dedicated to the use and control of book magic. In 2012, he won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, and an unstable number of pets. He can be found online at
Published September 30, 2009 by DAW. 352 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this fast-paced second installment of the Princess Novels, author Hines tells the story of the Little Mermaid through the eyes of Danielle (the Cinderella character), Snow (Snow White), and Talia (Sleeping Beauty).

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This time the Kingdom of Lorindar is struck by a tragedy and the only way to set things right is to rescue, or kill, the Little Mermaid.

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I got enough background from reading the book that I knew what was going on, without ending up knowing so much I don’t want or need to read the first book.

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(Mind you, Charlotte would’ve been glad to kill Danielle, had it worked.) Queen Beatrice (“Bea” for short, Armand’s mother), Lorindar’s spymaster, initially decides to send Talia and Snow to rescue Armand, but Danielle argues her way onto the team.

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Grasping For The Wind

Returning to the characters from The Stepsister Scheme Hines gets to the root stories, brings out what made them great, and then spins them into a fully realized narrative all his own.

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Black Gate

Hines: Jig the Goblin Goblin Quest (Amazon, B&N) Goblin Hero (Amazon, B&N) Goblin War (Amazon, B&N) Goblin Tales (short story collection – ebook only – Amazon, B&N) This review comes from the pages of Black Gate #15 .

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