In Sea Witch Rising the epic and aquatic sequel to Sea Witch, we learn a lot about how the villainess from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid came to be. What exactly sets the hero and villain apart in a fairytale? How do they end up on such vastly different paths? These two books are an amazing duology that ask these questions, full of love, sisterhood, magic, and betrayal. We found ourselves wondering, ‘is the villain really the villain in their own eyes?’
Before we get TOO deep into fairytale existentialism, why don’t we all take the quiz below and find out what path we’d end up on if we lived in a fairytale?
Are You the Hero or Villain?
WHERE WOULD YOU FIT INTO THE FAIRY TALE
About Sea Witch Rising
Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her. And his rejection will literally kill her—unless Runa intervenes.
Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom—but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts’ desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds?
Told from alternating perspectives, this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart-wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood, the uncompromising nature of magic, and the cost of redemption.