Pearl had never left her kingdom before.
She was perfectly content living the plush life of a Princess.
Then, her world fell apart.
And, everything changed.
“We are in more danger than ever before. And if Merlydia falls, it will not only affect all the other mermish cities, but the land above as well.” My Uncle told me, his eyes dark and foreboding. “And you are the only one who can stop this. That is, if you are willing to go.”
When the magical jewel that protects her undersea homeland is tragically stolen, a young princess must venture out into a strange world to retrieve it. Armed with only her courage and faith, Pearl must face terrifying monsters, deadly pirates and a whole army of strange beings who want nothing more than her death. Along the way, she makes many unlikely friends and uncovers secrets that could forever alter not only her life, but all of Merlydia as well.
Set in a fantasy world full of danger and intrigue, and told in an Allegorical style much like Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, Pearl of Merlydia is an impressive debut for authors Charis Smith and Kara Swanson. The story weaves together both action and surprising plot twists, along with meaningful characters and Christian undertones.