We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a young lawyer trapped in a quirky, magical town, a girl who can see angles, a decommissioned spaceship that’s now humanity’s only hope to stop an alien advance, and book that’s been made into an action movie starring Mark Wahlberg.
A magic lamp should have been a gateway to Imperceptibility’s every desire. So how did she end up in the underworld covered in slobber from a three-headed dog? And then there’s capture by fanatical priest-mercenaries, sacrifice to a quantum dragon, and getting trapped in a chicken coop. Will she ever find her way back home? More important still, what’s a goose feather got to do with any of this?
Mermaids have become a cultural phenomenon, and clashes about mermaids and race have spilled out into the open. This is most pointedly apparent in the backlash over Disney’s much-anticipated “The Little Mermaid.”