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by: Dianne Lynn Gardner
Books with a 5 star rating  (2)
Publication Date: August 26, 2015
Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Pages: 332
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9780692476130

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Book Synopsis
Pouraka is a magical sea cavern tucked under the rocky cliffs near Barnacle Bay. Cora, a Pouraka mer, is torn between her friends in the seaside town, and her true love Tas, a foreign mer whose people fled
when men invaded their waters. Thinking Pouraka a safe haven, the merpeople soon discover that even the shores of the bay are targets for industrial expansion.

Life becomes more difficult once an arrogant oil rigger's son, Tom, finds Barnacle Bay and the rich
aquatic life it harbors. When Tas attempts to rescue a pod of dolphins from Tom's gill net, he is captured and taken away as a prize to be sold to a theme park. Cora hears of his capture and changes into human form to take the long and dangerous journey south to find him.

Time away from Pouraka leaves the cavern vulnerable, and a new threat arises when tourists discover its magic.
Customer Comments
Brenda Perlin
Posted: August 27, 2015
Customer comment 5 star rating
Pouraka by Dianne Lynn Gardner is an exquisite look at the life of a mermaid. Stunning the way she captures the essence of the underwater creatures and how she brings these mystical beings to life. This story drew me in, at first glance the extraordinary cover that Miss Gardner, the artist created and then I was fascinated by the mere thought that mermaids could have a story to tell.

There is great depth and profound sadness to this story. I was moved by the humanity and the love of more than just ourselves. This is an moving tale that filled my heart with great tenderness and emotion. This tale comes to life, richly told, swift, as if we were seeing the pictures across the screen.

Pouraka is a passion driven book, a love of the ocean and all its inhabitants. A fantasy that took me to another world. The author has the fine ability to bring her characters to life and does so creatively, naturally and articulately. It was easy to fall into the sea with these characters and escape from my not so adventurous life.

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She'd never seen a merman cry before. Tears flowed out of his eyes like streams pouring from the rainy cliffs on the coast of the northern shore. She took his hand and he clasped onto hers so tightly it hurt. But she bore the pain because she knew his agony was greater. She wanted to tell him that it would be okay, that he had a home in Pouraka..."
Shelly Wilkerson
Posted: August 27, 2015
Customer comment 5 star rating
"Many a novel has roused my imagination and even seeded a desire to live elsewhere, but nothing ever made me wish to live in the depths of the deep blue sea like Dianne Gardner’s new adventure, Pouraka.

How would it be to be part of a colony of merfolk; half human, half cetacean and bear the heavy burden of saving your kind while battling with your desire to fit in with the other two species? Pouraka offers a glimpse into the battles that rage between the greed of the humans and the desperation of their prey who only want to live in peace while the humans capture and maim.

This page-turner adventure brings you into the lives of the mermaids and mermen and literally whets your appetite for another sequel. Couldn't put it away, couldn't put it down and couldn't stop thinking about it! Brilliantly written!" -S. Wilkerson