Travel with George ODell once more into the magical world of Kriterion as he re-visits the province of Oceanus through the discovery of a manuscript in the desk of his dead mentor, Miss MacAlpin. Over the course of the summer, George begins toMoreTravel with George ODell once more into the magical world of Kriterion as he re-visits the province of Oceanus through the discovery of a manuscript in the desk of his dead mentor, Miss MacAlpin.
Over the course of the summer, George begins to notice odd parallels between the story and his own life. It proves to be one of the most exciting, yet frustrating summers of his life.Trouble erupts in the family of the ruling oligarchy of Oceanus. Serena, one of King Neptunes mermaid daughters angers him by breaking his cardinal rule about avoiding contact with humans. Serena is drawn to the sound of a man weeping and swims to the surface to find a heartbroken sea captain named Gabe drifting in a dory and seriously considering suicide. Through a single touch of her hand to his forehead, Serena knows all about him.
She is so moved by his pain that she becomes convinced that she is in love with him.When King Neptune learns of his daughters disobedience, he becomes so enraged that he causes an underwater earthquake. As the sea floor fissures, a seven-headed leviathan known as Lotan is released. Neptune orders Lotan to track down Gabes ship, destroy it, and kill everyone on it. The Ancient Man, who rules over the entire world of Kriterion, disapproves of Neptunes rage and decides to punish him by relasing a far more dangerous creature known as Tide Walker.
The result of a union between a human woman and a fallen angel, Tide Walker views himself as a freak that should never have been born. Filled with rage, this immortal being heads for Neptunes kingdom. He feels that by obliterating it, he will hit the Ancient Man where it hurts. Neptune must decide whether to humble himself and ask for the Ancient Mans forgiveness and help or to continue on in stubborness and try to solve the dilemma on his own.
Serena must decide whether to be reconciled to her father and save the kingdom or marry the human and relinquish her powers.Tide Walker, a tale of redemption, forgiveness, love, and the struggle to deal with the personal demons of anger and selfishness, is a fantasy novel whose moral teachings shine through the deep waters of its imaginatively invented aquatic world.