A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.
The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid’s allure.
Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer.
For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest battleground.
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First Place Winner: Dante Rossetti Awards 2014
Foreword 10 Best Indie YA novels of 2014
Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist
Praise for Ice Massacre
“… thought provoking and intelligent … fresh and thoroughly entertaining … Warner does a fantastic job creating a tight plot and masterfully creates a sense of atmosphere through subtle yet potent descriptions … Ice Massacre is a truly exceptional book.”
- Foreword Clarion Reviews, 5-star review
“Fascinating, unique, scary and written with a beautiful economy of words…”
- 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Honourable Mention
“I instantly fell in love with the story …”
- Readers Favorite, 5-star review
“A bold, haunting tale of friendship, treachery and courage.”
- T. Rae Mitchell, author of Fate’s Fables
“… Warner is a gifted writer and crafts a gripping story …”
- Wendy Dewar Hughes, author of Picking up the Pieces
“… non-stop action fuelled by sea lore, conflicted motivation, heart-to-head-to-hand combat, and kick-ass females. A page-turning, blood-pulsing ride that will leave you catching your breath as you await the sequel.”
- Claudia Osmond, author of Smudge’s Mark
“Fast paced and gripping …”
- P.A. Wilson, author of the Quinn Larson Quests