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The Water Mirror

by Kai Meyer

The Water Mirror by Kai Meyer X
The Water Mirror by Kai Meyer
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    Oct 2005, 256 pages

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    Aug 2006, 272 pages

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Kai Meyer has published many books in Germany (I believe his total is in the region of 45 titles, some for adults, some for children), but his most successful have been the three volumes about the orphan girl, Merle, which have been translated into 16 languages, most recently English.  In Germany, all three volumes have been on sale for a number of years and there are even plans to make a 26-part TV series based on the books; but an English translation of the first volume was not available until last year (UK title: The Flowing Queen; elsewhere: The Water Mirror).  The second in the series, The Stone Light, will be available in December 2006; and the last volume, The Glass World, is currently scheduled for October 2007.

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