Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sign me up on the waiting list...

According to Publishers Weekly, there's a lot of buzz around the upcoming release of Kai Meyer's The Water Mirror. According to PW, "American booksellers who received advance galleys have been raving about it for months now."

Published in 2001 in Germany, The Water Mirror tells the tale of two children, Merle and Serafin, thrown in to the world of magical Venice and its mermaids. Possessed with some magical instruments, like the water mirror and magical cloth, the children set off to save their city and its protector, the Flowing Queen.

Sounds like a fascinating novel. Special thanks go to Elizabeth D. Crawford who translated The Water Mirror into English. (Translators never receive the attention they deserve for their dedication to their field and their own artistry.)