The Water Mirror

  • by Kai Meyer
  • Narrated by Toby Longworth
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and Serafin, a boy who was once a master thief, works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle and Serafin are used to the mermaids who live in the canals of the city, beautiful creatures with hideous mouths that split their faces from ear to ear, and to the guards who patrol the streets on living stone lions. Merle herself possesses something magical: a mirror whose surface is water. She can reach her whole arm into it and never get wet. But Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors and flying sunbarks are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is the Flowing Queen. Nobody knows who or what she is, only that her power flows through the canals and keeps the Egyptians at bay. When Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen, they are catapulted into desperate danger. They must do everything they can to rescue the Queen and save the city, even if it means getting help from the Ancient Traitor himself. Kai Meyer's bold, original fantasy conjures up a land of magic and menace as Merle and Serafin begin a journey to unimagined realms in the extraordinary world of Dark Reflections.

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What the Critics Say

"Inventive and original....A standout in this year's crowded field of fantasy novels." (School Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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very enjoyable!!

I thought this book was wonderfully dark and creepy with the perfect amount of suspence. Merle and Juniper are great characters,fully developed.
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- Maarya

delightfully magic

This was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the magic of Venice. Merle is a brave girl who gets caught up in a magical adventure. Well worth the time to listen.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2006
  • Publisher: Listening Library