Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters

Aimee Ogden

fiction speculative fiction
adventurous slow-paced

128 pages | first published 2021

One woman will travel to the stars and beyond to save her beloved in this lyrical space opera that reimagines The Little Mermaid.

Gene-edited human clans have scattered throughout the galaxy, adapting themselves to environments as severe as the desert and the sea. Atuale, the daughter of a Sea-Clan lord, sparked a war by choosing her land-dwelling love and rejecting her place among her people. Now her husband and his clan are dying of an incurable plague, and Atuale’s sole hope for finding a cure is to travel off-planet. The one person she can turn to for help is the black-market mercenary known as the World Witch—and Atuale’s former lover. Time, politics, bureaucracy, and her own conflicted desires stand between Atuale and the hope for her adopted clan.

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Moods

adventurous 50%
emotional 50%
hopeful 50%
challenging 25%
inspiring 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%

Pace

slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Average rating

3.88