Mer Cronicles, #1

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
260 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2013
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

Author Biography

Heather McLaren is a Cherokee writer living in southern Illinois with her husband and four children. Mythos, the first of five books in the Mer Chronicles, is her debut novel. She is currently working on the second book in the series, Beyond Legend, and plans on bringing fantasy into the lives of young adults for years to come.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' Favorite

Mythos, by Heather McLaren, tells the story of David and his two friends intent on having the time of their lives during a Spring Break jaunt to the Bahamas. David, however, is quickly parted from the company of his friends as he meets a beautiful Mer (mermaid) named Faren, and becomes as smitten with her as she is with him. The love that quickly grows between them leads David on an epic adventure as he struggles to help save her race from the sea demons intent on destroying not only it, but the human race as well. Together, they face almost impossible odds, not only from the sea demons, but Faren's own kind determined to keep their forbidden union from continuing. But the races find they must unite to defeat the evil intent on destroying them all.

I really enjoyed Mythos by Heather McLaren. This is a story of true love, sacrifice, acceptance, loyalty, and triumph. I found it gripping, descriptive, immersive, and so seamlessly woven together that I never felt I was left hanging as I moved from one section to the next. The locations, above and below the water, were vividly painted by the author, as were the characters that populated the legendary continent of Atlantis. The secondary characters of the story were treated with equal detail, and they all fit nicely into the story with their own parts to play. I definitely recommend this book, but be prepared to be completely swept away by this enchanting story!