She was raised to save her people—as long as she doesn't go crazy and kill them all first.
“Wow. Just WOW!!”
- Candace Marshall, advanced reader
“I couldn’t put this book down!”
- Jessica Renwick, author of The Book of Chaos
“Readers! Reviewers! Anyone with a pulse! You want to read this book. It’s fantastic!”
- Ellen Michelle, editor, owner of Constellate Publishing
For as long as Calandra can remember, she has been running from the Madness…
Calandra is the most powerful undine Healer to be born on Sirenia for three millennia. She has been raised to be the saviour of her people, the only one with a hope of healing the Heartstone that hides their civilization from the human race. However, she has questions. Why must her kind capture human males to survive? Why do all the powerful Healers go mad? And why does her aunt, Queen Adonia, seem determined to hide the truth about her people's history?
Across the sea in England, Zale is unaware of his merman identity until a series of accidents leaves his father dead and his friend blinded. Fearing his own elemental powers, he flees from his home and becomes a spectacle on display for money. When the beautiful and mysterious Abela frees him and tells him that he is the last male of his kind, he finds himself on a quest to save his mother and the sister he's never met from the same dark forces that pursue him. But if he can't control his powers, he may destroy everything he's trying to save.
Meanwhile, the Heartstone is failing, and along with it, the protective barrier it powers. To save the stone and her people, Calandra must choose between enslaving the man she loves, or trusting a cryptic, seditious message left behind by the mother who abandoned her as a baby. And the Madness is calling…
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In this young adult science fantasy, join merfolk, sphinxes, dragons, and humans as their lives become entwined on the search for the true meaning of redemption. But when they find it, will it be all that they had hoped for?
The Undine’s Tear is the first book in the Rise of the Grigori trilogy.
To Be Released: May 14, 2019
Publisher: My Secret Wish Publishing
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9947364-5-1
ISBN (hardcover): 978-0-9947364-7-5
ISBN (eBook): 978-0-9947364-6-8
Genre: Young Adult Science Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
Series: Rise of the Grigori
Volume: 1 of 3
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About the Author
Talena Winters inspires with stories, knitting, and music. Addicted to tea, chocolate, books, and silver linings. She is the author of The Undine’s Tear, Finding Heaven and The Friday Night Date Dress, has written several award-winning songs, and is lead writer for Move Up magazine. She currently resides on an acreage in the Peace Country of northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, three surviving boys, two dogs, and an assortment of farm cats and chickens. She would love to be a mermaid when she grows up.
Posts About This Book
This playlist was curated to represent the characters and story of The Undine’s Tear. Enjoy!
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Songs in This List:
This Could Change Everything - Francesca Battistelli
Deep Blue - CLAVVS
Always in My Head - Coldplay
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Human - Colton Dixon
If I Lose Myself - OneRepublic
You Make My Heart Sing Louder - Gavin DeGraw
Adore - Jasmine Thompson
Better Place - Rachel Platten
What About Us - Pink
This Is War - Ingrid Michaelson
Drifting - Plumb featuring Dan Haseltine
Hush, Hush - Nichole Nordeman
Burning Gold - Christina Perri
Set Free - Katie Gray
I Am Not Alone - Kari Jobe
The Future’s Right in Front of Me - A Great Big World
Madness - Sleeping with Sirens