To the Merfolk, terra-bipeds – humans - are mythical
Angie is kidnapped as a test subject when scientist Miles
enlists his friend, Damian, to capture one of the creatures
The longer Angie remains in their custody, the less
she is regarded as a lab animal.
Soon it’s not too difficult for Angie to discover
she’s not in Kansas anymore.
Her ‘hosts’, considered by us to be legend and
folklore, are just as real as she.
Damian and Miles are captivated by the fragile woman, and
with their fascination, their mating urge increases.
The time for visiting the Merfolk’s traditional
breeding grounds is fast approaching.
Damian and Miles are faced with more than one
dilemma on what to do with Angie while they struggle to
Angie merely wants to survive the ordeal and return home, no
matter how attractive Damian and Miles are to her.
Before she can blink, she is swept into another
situation beyond her control.
From there on, any
chance of escape dwindles.
The setting for
Darkling Seas makes it an interesting
place to visit.
Sly humor and a sprinkling of irony are the main
ingredients behind the story’s tone, and Ms. Montague makes
it all work with her precise, witty writing.
My only concern was the ambiguity of Angie’s sexual
There was a question of whether or not she was fully
willing, or was she ‘persuaded’ to go with the flow of
things? Overall, the
character development for the heroine and her love interests
is genuine and concrete, and the supporting characters
This novel was a fun and sexy read, rich with imagination.
This was my first time reading Ms. Montague’s work.
I was intrigued by her style and inventiveness.