Cover Reveal: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

by Mary Lindsey
Coming in June 2013
Publisher: Philomel
Find it on Goodreads
Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam’s fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied; but, the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couple’s love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time it’s not only their love that’s in danger of being destroyed.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poem Annabel Lee, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful Gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

(Formerly titled ANNABEL)

"But our love it was stronger
by far than the love

Of those who were older then we-

Of many far wiser then we-

And neither the angels in heaven above,

Nor the demons down under the sea,

Can ever dissever my soul from the soul

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee."

Beautiful and tragic, ever pining, jealous and spiteful, this poem has stayed with me since the first time I ever read it. I'd love to read Mary Lindsey's novel inspired by this classic Gothic poem.

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