Ondines and Mermaids – by Vijaya Schartz

SS2000x300WHAT THE HECK IS AN ONDINE?
Ondines, mermaids, sirens, silkies, they were called different names in different parts of the medieval world. Well, MELUSINE, the heroine of SEDUCING SIGEFROI, LADY OF LUXEMBOURG, and CHATELAINE OF FOREZ (to be released in late fall), becomes and ondine (a water creature, a serpent from the waist down) on the first Wednesday of each month. It’s the result of a curse, and there is a good reason for it. As an immortal, she abused her powers in childhood and caused unforgivable distress to her mortal father. She worships the ancient Goddess and is descended from a line of angels predating Christianity.
This story is based upon authentic legends, and ondines, like mermaids are part of the French medieval landscape. They appear in legends of Scandinavia, Germany, and eastern Europe as well as all over France. They were known in Greek mythology. They still resonate in today’s readers. They are mostly female, and many preyed on mortals.
The people of the time, and the clergy in particular did believe in these supernatural creatures and condemned them as evil. But Melusine, although she is an immortal and a shapeshifter, follows the righteous path and seeks redemption. If, however, the Church ever suspects what she really is, she will burn at the stake.
Don’t miss the CURSE OF THE LOST ISLE SERIES, and the perils of Melusine, an ondine trying to fit in medieval noble society.
Find these eBooks and other titles by Vijaya Schartz  in kindle HERE
Curse of the Lost Isle series

Curse of the Lost Isle series

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About vijayaschartz

Born in France, award-winning author Vijaya Schartz never conformed to anything and could never refuse a challenge. She likes action and exotic settings, in life and on the page. She traveled the world and claims to also travel through time, as she writes without boundaries about the future and the far away past. Her books collected many five star reviews and literary awards. She makes you believe you actually lived these extraordinary adventures among her characters. Reviewers compared her stories to Indiana Jones with sizzling romance. So, go ahead, dare to experience the magic, and she will keep you entranced, turning the pages until the last line. Find more at: http://www.vijayaschartz.com
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5 Responses to Ondines and Mermaids – by Vijaya Schartz

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    Love the cover and the series is interesting. I wish you all the best!

  2. Great topic. Best luck with your newest Vijaya.

  3. xaurianx says:

    This sounds good, adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for the recommendation.

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