The Drowning World (Paperback)

An Aquantis Novel

By Brenda Peterson

Delphinius Publishing, 9780578113975, 246pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2012

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Two different people from two very different worlds. Can a mermaid and a human boy find love? Can they survive in his world and hers? A regal and highly trained young mermaid, Marina, is on her first spy mission to Skyeworld in 2020. She comes ashore on Siesta Key, Florida where she meets feisty Lukas, a proud Cuban refugee. Marina will have to choose between the advanced civilization of Aquantis, where she has been chosen as a High Priestess, and her love for Lukas and his dangerously polluted SkyeWorld. The DROWNING WORLD is an inventive and mesmerizing saga set in a vivid future of rising seas, floating cities, and Flood Lands. Marina's magic and skill save Lukas' life. But can she save herself from a lifelong nemesis in her world?

About the Author

Brenda Peterson is the author of 17 books, including the novel, Duck and Cover, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" and the recent memoir, I Want to Be Left Behind, named as a "Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year," by The Christian Science Monitor. This book is also available on Kindle. For more: