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The Water Mirror

by Kai Meyer

The Water Mirror
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2005, 256 pages
    Paperback:
    Aug 2006, 272 pages

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A thrilling, sinister adventure, and long-time bestseller in Germany, now available in English. Ages 12+

From the book jacket: In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and Serafin -- a boy who was once a master thief -- works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle and Serafin are used to the mermaids who live in the canals of the city -- beautiful creatures with hideous mouths that split their faces from ear to ear -- and to the guards who patrol the streets on living stone lions. Merle herself possesses something magical: a mirror whose surface is water. She can reach her whole arm into it and never get wet.

But Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors and flying sunbarks are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is...

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