"Tears of the Sea" is the latest tale by MaryLu Tyndall, which she self-published. This book is a little different than those that she has previously written, but still just as dramatic and with the usual pirate and ships flair. Instead of a historical genre type, this is more of a historical-fantasy, if you will.
An evil warlock has cast a spell upon Perdita, causing her to be a mermaid with a three-month opportunity every ten years to break the spell by finding a true love to die for her. For three hundred years or so, she's been trying, but now she's just hoping for death. True love does not seem to exist, so she abides her time healing wounded sailors.
Saving Ryne knows he must complete the mission his father sent him on before he can return to his kingdom. When he comes across Perdita, he knows she seems familiar, but also knows of his personal history with beautiful women. Thus, he decides to drop her off at the next port. Meanwhile though, Perdita seems to be trying to seduce him, and danger seems to follow her wherever she goes, no matter how many times he drops her off. That poses a problem, because he has a strong calling to save helpless people from danger.
I really enjoyed this book, even though it was different from MaryLu Tyndall's "normal" fare. It was kind of hard to get into, just because of all the fantasy explanation (I'm not really the fantasy-genre type) and character's names, but once I mostly understood it, the story picked up nicely and I was hooked. This book is just as great as any others by MaryLu Tyndall.
Thank you so much to MaryLu Tyndall and her promotional team for including me in this promotion process! I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone.