Mermaids of the Siuslaw: Quest for the Eyes of Atlantis
The sea has always challenged the imagination, inviting the adventurer to push beneath the surface to undiscovered areas. The ocean covers seventy-one percent of the earth's surface yet despite man's continuing exploration, ninety-five percent remains a mystery. Who knows what unknown forms of life exist in the depths, hidden from man's view, sharing the planet, coexisting in a parallel universe?
From far back in recorded history, natives along the Pacific Northwest Coast reported sightings of giant squid, huge eels, sea serpents and other malevolent creatures, perhaps remnants of a prehistoric era, but until recent times, one species went unpublicized and unnoticed. In the early 1800s, with increasing populations along the Oregon Coast, some residents witnessed unusual activity in the waters offshore Heceta Head. Most of these sightings went unreported but in a few cases, contact led to continued interaction and communication with a previously unknown species.
It has been years since Margaret Rose Lavell disappeared from her coastal community. Now her daughter, Aquenae Magena, has come to live in Florence. Her goals include reunion with her sister, Opalina, and selection as Queen of the annual Rhododendron Festival.
After a gathering of women intent on sending the earthbound spirit of Heceta Head happily to the other side, tragic events interrupt in the Mer world, propelling Magena and Opalina on a dangerous quest. Traveling far from Oregon waters, the sisters survive unimaginable perils in the dark underground tunnels of Central America then drift down river in a dugout canoe through the Amazon rainforest.
After sailing across the Caribbean to the British Virgin Islands, Magena and Opalina return home. Armed with the Crystal Skull and fabled Eyes of Atlantis, the Princess Aquinae Magena must meet the most dangerous challenge of her young life. If she does not succeed, life on the planet will be changed forever.
Journey with Author Judith Gilman on another fantastic voyage into uncharted waters where anything imagined can be accomplished and love conquers all obstacles. Her first books, Voyage of the Capricorn Lady, Books 1 and 2, carried the reader away on a true-life adventure where challenges became triumphs as charter guests sailed on cobalt seas from island to island. In Ohnalee, Mermaid of Heceta Head, another young woman faced a life changing decision that would carry her into unfamiliar realms. Mermaids of the Siuslaw, Quest for the Eyes of Atlantis, continues the saga.
Spiced with Oregon coast and Caribbean history, the tail is made even more delicious with a generous dusting of Mer magic, mystery and metamorphosis.
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|Grouping Author||gilman judith|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-15 01:09:15AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-19 08:22:46AM|
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|display_description||In the early 1800s, some residents along the Oregon Coast witnessed unusual activity in offshore waters near Heeta Head. Most of these sightings went unreported, but in a few cases, contact led to interaction and communication with a previously unknown species. It has been years since Margaret Rose Lavell left her coastal community, but now Ohnalee's daughter has come to live in Florence. Magena's goals include reunion with her half sister and selection as queen of the annual Rhodadendron Festival.|
|owning_location_lakecounty||Lake County Public Library|
Imagination -- Fiction
Mermaids -- Fiction
|title_display||Mermaids of the Siuslaw : Quest for the Eyes of Atlantis|
|title_full||Mermaids of the Siuslaw Quest for the Eyes of Atlantis / by Judith Gilman|
|title_short||Mermaids of the Siuslaw|
|title_sub||Quest for the Eyes of Atlantis|