A Boy sets sail as he does each dawn, but this day is like no other: a storm has come. Battling the wind and waves he is overcome. From the deep a mermaid carries the boy to the Island Of The Eye. The mermaid explains it’s the boy’s time to face the storm and her time to guide him through it. The only way home is for the boy to make it through the stormy darkness. Together, the boy and the mermaid sail into four overwhelming challenges, each one testing all the boy’s strengths and beliefs.
“No storm is stronger than you”, The mermaid tells the boy. Wedged between wind and wave the boy feels powerless, but faces the wall of water, nonetheless. Attacked by a Sea Dragon the boy battles physical and mental exhaustion. Tricked by the storm the boy must trust his will & spirit to survive. Finally, the storm declares its absolute power and tells the boy his futile attempts to survive are in vain. About to give up, the boy comes to understand the power and strength of the Mermaid’s words and defiantly tells the storm: “You may claim my last breath, but you will not claim me.”
The Boy, The Mermaid, and the Storm is a modern-day fairytale about the battles we face through life’s storms. I created this book to help adults and children alike discover the courage and inner strength we all possess to persevere through even the mightiest of battles.