In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and Serafin, a boy who was once a master thief, works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle and Serafin are used to the mermaids who live in the canals of the city, beautiful creatures with hideous mouths that split their faces from ear to ear, and to the guards who patrol the streets on living stone lions. Merle herself possesses something magical: a mirror whose surface is water. She can reach her whole arm into it and never get wet.
Now, Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors and flying sunbarks are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is the Flowing Queen. Nobody knows who or what she is, only that her power flows through the canals and keeps the Egyptians at bay.
When Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen, they are catapulted into desperate danger. They must do everything they can to rescue the Queen and save the city, even if it means getting help from the Ancient Traitor himself.
Kai Meyer's bold, original fantasy conjures up a land of magic and menace as Merle and Serafin begin a journey to unimagined realms in the extraordinary world of Dark Reflections.
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die englische Fassung von den Wasserläufern ist schön gemacht....gut und verständlich gesprochen und damit hervorragend zur Festigung der englischen Sprachkenntnisse geeignet.
- Markus Pfeil
Original and Excellently thought out !
The Venice in this world that Meyer describes is full of fascinatingly new creatures and magical things. Without ever resorting to long breathed explanations, Merle and the other characters introduce the listener to this fantastic variation of our own world.
The excellent speaker gives rich detail to the story.
Vastly entertaining !