Luna was the first to introduce me to the realm of Harry Potter. I was sold on the idea of possessing magic and even more excited of the existence of a school for wizards. During middle school I was beginning to lose my sight and had lost interest in reading, so having a book Luna and I enjoyed helped me find a new love for reading. Despite the series being set in a fantasy realm the scenery come from inspirations from London, England.
It can sometimes be difficult to find books that you are interested in without them being featured on a bestsellers list. One successful method is by finding new novels and authors by word of mouth or through networking. I was fortunate enough to come across Alice Rebaud novel A Merman’s Choice for others unfamiliar with her work to check them out.
Those that know me will tell you about my love for merfolk despite them being nothing more than a fisherman’s tale. In Rosenberg Castle Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark there is a statue of what the little mermaid would look like if she was real. The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Anderson, was released in 1836. The story tells the story of a young princess willing to sacrifice everything in pursuit of true love.
I have always been a fan of merfolk marveling in the wonderous idea of living in a land under the sea. Many people question the existence of mermaids, yet scientists have only explored a small portion of our oceans, so it’s possible that marine life resembling merfolk can exist beneath the waves.