Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman, the authors of the young adult
novel Visitors are back with another book in the same
an oil spill, the gang find themselves custodians of a selkie,
who Oz names "Ariel" after the Little Mermaid.
To say that Buffy is distrustful of the new arrival is something
of an understatement, but this did seem slightly out of character.
Whilst there have been some killings in the wake of the spill,
there didn't seem enough justification for her actions on this
the gang attempt to repair Ariel's oil-damaged skin so she can
return to the sea, threats come in the shape of a doctor who hates
selkies, and merrows - vicious mermaid-like creatures.
merrows are a pretty faceless bunch, and while they may be vicious,
you know that the only people who they're going to kill are those
who have never been mentioned in the TV series, making action
scenes a little boring and a little obvious.
the plus side, Cordelia gets a couple of nice scenes, and Willow
gets to play with her magic set again, but there's nothing out
of the ordinary here.
of Persuasion proved that the young adult range can produce
enjoyable books. Deep Water provides for a diverting
couple of hours, but nothing more. BACK
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by LAURA ANNE GILMAN
& JOSEPHA SHERMAN