The Other Mermaid

In the far north, a mystery has lain hidden for centuries

Army medic Daniel Manston has already been executed once for a crime he didn’t commit, and now he’s determined to stay alive. But to do so, he must solve a centuries-old riddle about the relationship between the sea people and humanity. On the remote arctic island of Svalbard, he finds an ally in Deryn, a female hermit whose task is to transcribe records of the ancient past. Together, they stumble upon a terrible truth that changes everything – and puts them both in mortal danger.

In a land of ghosts and strange creatures, what is real, and what is not? And can you tell the difference, when your life depends upon it?

What reviewers say:

With a mix of sci-fi and fantasy as well as a splash of romance, O’Shea’s genre-bending mystery captivates with compelling characters, polished prose, and subtle yet ever-present tension. With themes of love, family, and redemption, O’Shea’s story is a satisfying read for those looking to escape into a future world where myth and folklore become reality.
Takeaway: An accomplished genre-crossed adventure with compelling protagonists set in a future of mythology and mystery.
– BookLife (USA)

A compelling tale with a strong appeal to fans of adventure and fantasy; it is intelligently plotted and features a stunningly imagined and expertly executed world. Billy O’Shea’s ability to conjure powerful imagery in the minds of readers and the cinematic storytelling craft set The Other Mermaid to be a page-turner.

– The Book Commentary

Billy O’Shea has knocked it out of the park again. The Other Mermaid is a sheer delight, a wonderful story that keeps the Kingdom of Clockwork real.

– Carol Shaw, Amazon

Unique, imaginative, gripping and engaging. If you have to get up early in the morning don’t start reading it the evening before.

– Vesna ZK, Goodreads

I stayed awake all night to read this book, and it was worth it. But I need more.

– Sharon Neeman, Amazon