|Merman's Children, the (1979) [Novel]|
by Poul Anderson
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(From the publisher):
During the waning days of the thirteenth century, in a climate of superstition, greed and curious excitement, Western Europe embarked on a great new age of expansion and discovery--a renaissance had begun, a rebirth fostered and urged by the powerful Church.
The Merman's Children is the story of one family of mer-folk cast adrift in a world that had no more need of them. It chronicles the adventures of seven mer-children who return to their underwater city to find it shattered, exorcised and their family and friends departed. The story of how they seek their kind across the western sea in Iceland and Vinland, of their travels down the coast of Europe and through the straights of Gibraltar is buoyant with magic, epic in its tragedy. All the elements are here: Faeries, superstitious villagers, lost treasure, Holy Crusaders, battle, piracy, beautiful women, brave heroes, and magic.
Original title: The Merman's Children
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend
Fiction→ Fantasy→ A Bestiary→ Mythical Beasts