The Eel — Where the coast meets the sea. Where merfolk with snake-like tails mingle with land-dwellers in uneasy truce. Where that truce is about to explode into violence.

Aunt Libby — A crone, a short-tempered scrapper, a True Priest of Micah.

Loach — A genderless young mermayd not above a spot of robbery.

When corrupt priests, greedy merchants, and local revolutionaries try to use Aunt Libby to enflame one side against another, they all learn that an old woman and a young mermayd make a serious stumbling block to their plans. Libby and Loach race against time, before the sea of the Eel runs red with blood.

Currently in the process of being reissued in a new edition. Check back to see when it’s available again.

Click here to read Chapter 1.

Click here to download “Line of Descent” a stand-alone story set in the world of EEL’S REVERENCE, with Chapter 1 included from Smashwords. Or download it from iTunes [currently out of print]. Or download it for the Nook. Or download the PDF version here on-site.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

One thought on “EEL’S REVERENCE

  1. Abhishek Duggal

    September 7, 2010 at 6:33am

    I’m so intrigued. I can’t wait to read EEL’S REVERENCE!

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  2. Ellis Vidler

    February 27, 2011 at 7:51am

    Love your cover!
    There’s always Maggie Smith. She may be too old, but she can look frail and project power at the same time.

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      Marian Allen

      February 27, 2011 at 7:58am

      I’m glad you like the cover. I was so happy with it! 🙂

      True about Maggie Smith. She’d be awesome! Or Meryl Streep. Or Judy Dench. But Maggie Smith…. Yes, she would be favorite. 🙂

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  3. 교인애 Inae Kyo

    April 11, 2011 at 11:01am

    But are there eels in Eel? (If not, how do they make eel pie?)

    And yes, Maggie Smith would be awesome. And the book is cheap enough I can afford to buy it for my Kindle, so I don’t have to wait for the movie to come out….

    I’ve thought of how I would cast ‘Wildmage’, there was an actress in a Korean drama that would be right for one character, Miyeok , but all I can remember about that drama is that the girl’s mama ran a dumpling restaurant and she sold dumplings in the market place.
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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2011 at 1:55pm

      You’re right–there MUST be eels in the Eel!

      I love casting books. My #4 daughter, also a writer, and I cast our own and each other’s books all the time, just for the fun of it. 🙂

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  4. Ann Best

    May 4, 2011 at 6:29pm

    Hi, Marian. I saw your comment on my recent blog post and came over to meet. I’m going to pass on the Stylish Award for now (I think I got one months ago), but that doesn’t matter. The important thing is that I’ve met you. I’m at my youngest daughter’s until tomorrow evening, but when I get home to my own computer I’m going to buy your book for my kindle. I too love the cover and the premise intrigues me.

    Glad to now be a follower!

    p.s. Have been thinking about using WordPress, if I can figure it out, for another project I’m thinking of. But I don’t want to give up blogger because I have so many wonderful followers. How difficult Is WordPress?
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      Marian Allen

      May 4, 2011 at 6:53pm

      I used for a while, then switched to a self-hosted WordPress, which was a whole different animal! People who have used Blogger AND the free WordPress AND self-hosted WordPress say that Blogger is the easiest to use and self-hosted WordPress is the most flexible. Whatever you use, something is going to go wonky somewhere along the line. For instance, I used to have a Google Friends button on my sidebar, and one day it disappeared. I’ve done the “fixes” I’ve found recommended, but the beautiful followers I picked up during the blog challenge are gone with the wind! I think I can go find them on Google Friend Connect, but I miss them in my sidebar!

      Why are you thinking of switching to WordPress?

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  5. Sam

    December 4, 2011 at 5:44am

    Aunt Liby is somewhat mysterious in a sense that she needed to go all through rough times.

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  6. Jac Evans

    January 8, 2012 at 12:15am

    Well, you certainly figured out a contest that would keep your new Novel, EEL’S REVERENCE, in the minds of your followers AND would keep them coming back to your various blog entries. I’m impressed… Wait’ll they get wind of this! LOL! Now, are those listed above all Novel posts?
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