Waterfire Saga, Book Four Sea Spell (A Waterfire Saga Novel)

Book 4 of 4 in the Waterfire Saga Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.988196
At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history? Meanwhile, Serafina and her Black Fins train goblin troops for battle against her uncle Vallerio's death riders. Will Sera ever see her beloved home--and her beloved Mahdi--again, or will the Volneros take over the mer realms while Orfeo takes on the gods themselves? Nothing less than the fate of the underwater world is at stake in this breathtaking finale.
Praise for Deep Blue

"A richly imagined novel. Themes of conquering fear and believing in oneself are woven throughout, along with an acknowledgment of humans' environmental impact on the sea and its inhabitants. Despite the high stakes and a few frightening moments, the story is never over serious; it's just right for readers who have grown up with, but aged out of, The Little Mermaid and the Disney Fairies franchise."

- Publishers Weekly

"A fantastic addition to the genre of mermaids, this book will also appeal to readers of action and those who appreciate usurped leaders taking back their kingdom. It starts with a common enough concept: a royal girl who is worried about her betrothal and about love. Donnelly then adds layers of complexity to the tale and weaves her story into that of Atlantis. Friendship, trust, and responsibility are major themes as Sera struggles to grasp that she is really her kingdom's only hope. Quick-witted, loveable characters and a well-planned fantasy world make this an all-encompassing book. Readers will eagerly await future volumes and the answers they will provide."

- VOYA

"Best-selling Donnelly (Revolution, 2010) builds an alluring mermaid civilization and history, filled with painterly descriptions of Sera's underwater palace and its unearthly architecture, her sumptuous wardrobe, and the menagerie of half-human, half-marine animal denizens. There's also plenty of romantic tension with handsome mermen, strife between merls (that's girl mermaids) from rival regions, and some powerful female friendships amid the fast-paced plot, filled with wondrous magic."

- Booklist
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published on June 14, 2016 by Disney Hyperion
ISBN-10: 148471315X
ISBN-13: 9781484713150
4 Book Reviews
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  • AstridTuesday, November 13, 2018 at 8:34 am
    I thought it was a great book! I am currently reading it now!
    • phoenixdrama
      phoenixdramaFriday, June 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm55 stars
      This is a great book and contains a lot of mystery and is very interesting if you like magic and monsters.
      • kaate
        kaateThursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:57 am55 stars
        I just checked this out and it sound AWESOME!!! I love the other books.
        • summer476
          summer476Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:01 am
          I want to read this book soooo badly! It's coming out June 14, 2016