"No matter how dark it may seem, light finds a way to shine through," the mermaid king tells his daughter, and as she explores his undersea kingdom, she never doubts his words. In the days before the moon and tides exist, the kingdom is at peace. Singing fills the streets, and the subjects thrive under the reign of their king, queen, and princess.
Then a shocking betrayal robs the kingdom of light, silences all singing, and plunges the mermaid princess into grief and despair. As her world falls apart, she faces questions she never expected to ask. Can she alone sing loudly enough to defeat fear? What light could shine brightly enough to overcome the darkness?
Two unexpected encounters teach her surprising lessons about love, hope, and forgiveness. Along her journey toward freedom for herself and her people the truth becomes clear: if her kingdom will ever be restored to its former glory, the entire world will have to change.
Angiah Harris grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with five siblings. Encouraged by her mother to read and write as a child, she formed an early love for the written word and has been an avid reader and prolific writer since. In college, she played basketball—a sport she’s played since age six—with the 2007 WNIT championship team at University of Wyoming. She graduated with a BA in criminal justice, and after holding several positions in social work, she now works in a field related to her degree. Outside of writing, she enjoys experiencing nature, spending time with loved ones, and creating fine art. The Magical Mermaid and the Moon is her first book.
Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (October 27, 2020)