I think my favorite thing about the Abhorsen trilogy was always the juxtaposition of magic and technology on different sides of the wall. In the Old Kingdom, this girl is a powerful necromancer, but over in Ancelstierre she’s just a school girl.
☛ In the depths of the Ocean beneath Australia is where this love story takes place. A successful photographer found a true, alive and breathing mermaid sitting by the sea, and from that moment his newest project had started. He took pictures, he wrote texts. Poems, even. Until he finally gave into his own conscience, and approached the creature. She took his hand and dragged him below the surface, where no living soul could find him. She showed him her world, sang to him about the wonders they could share if for once she were not to be alone. She let him photograph her, for it made him happy. He let her kiss him, for it made them both happy. But when the time came for them to rise and gasp for air, he wanted to take it all with him. The mermaid he fell in love with, and the story he now had to show to the world. Outraged that he still wanted the praise, she gave him two choices. The man could only keep one of the following: either the love in her heart, or the pictures he’d taken.