Format Read: ebook
Source: From author in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: April 19, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:
Life isn't better under the sea. Lenny Dolan is all too familiar with this reality. A Selkie slave in the realm beneath the waves, he has no choice when charged with leading a crew ashore to capture an elusive runaway. If unsuccessful, the loved ones kept behind will pay for his failure with their lives. But when their target leads Lenny and his crew to deeper, darker secrets, the Selkies are faced with a moral dilemma. Secure their own freedom at the expense of others, or return empty-handed to face the grisly consequences? How Lenny and his crew answer the question will teach them the harshest truth of all. Only through the loss of innocence does one become Salted.
I tend to be wary of self published books, but this one is a shining example of how to do it. Well written and edited, great story line and characters. There are a number of dialects and accents present, all of which add a nice touch of spice to the tale.
Galvin puts a new spin on life under the sea. I'm used to reading about more utopian scenarios beneath the waves, but here we discover a dank, dark world filled with kidnappers and slavers. Lenny and his crew are a mix of those who hope for a way to freedom, and those who are too jaded to give weight to any 'urban myth' of a way out. Since this is just the first book, it's too soon to tell which route they will take, but I'm looking forward to see where their adventures take them.