Book Review

Larimar: Gem of the Sea – Book Review

Book Rating: ★★★★✰  (4 / 5 stars)

Years ago, Captain Jorah met a peculiar young woman who lived in the sea. After helping her obtain an artifact stolen from her people, Jorah doesn’t think he’ll see her again. But years later, after he turns up shipwrecked somewhere far away from home, he encounters her again. This time, she needs his help to rid the evil from her home…before it’s too late.

In a quick story about a Captain and a Woman of the Sea, we are taken on a whirlwind of action and adventure making us yearn for more. Even in the short amount of time, it is clear the author has a well constructed world, filled with legends and creatures beyond our imagination. If the goal of this story was to attract more readers to the The Amielian Legends, then Schulze certainly did a phenomenal job.

Yet, the fact that this story is short does work against it a tad. While it painted a wonderful picture, well written in a way where I felt like I was beside Captain Jorah and Larimar, I wanted to learn more. I wanted to hear about Captain Jorah’s adventure, about how he escaped his uncle, helped his mother find safety, and took down the evil regime. I wanted to learn more about Larimar and her people.

But it also made me want to read more of the Amielian Legends. Schulze has found herself a new reader with this short story – and I certainly will pick up more soon!

What’s it about?

A fearless captain and a mysterious girl who walks on water. An underwater city and a destined deadly curse. What could possibly go wrong?

Captain Jorah is notorious for being one of the youngest explorers to ever sail Zephyrian waters. He’s also notorious for landing his crew in situations they hadn’t counted on—situations involving man-eating mermaids and other dangerous misadventures.

When Jorah decides to search for the legendary underwater City of Larimar, he doesn’t account for the quest that follows. Rescued from shipwreck by a mysterious young lady who walks on water and carries a singing seashell around her neck, he soon finds himself reunited with an old friend once thought lost to him. Before he knows it, he’s caught up in a race against time to save her yet again, this time from a looming prophecy about a deadly serpent destined to consume her entire race.

Can Jorah help the girl save her people before the dark prophecy can complete itself?

The Amielian Legends is a collection of stand-alone young adult books, all set in the same fantastic universe, that can be read in any order. Read Larimar: Gem of the Sea and dive into new worlds filled with new adventures today!

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