I read Ingo a few years ago and it is still one of my faves! It is so magical and you will want to read the other 3. It is so discriptive!!!! When she is sad, you are sad, when she are happy, you are happy ( and so on....) So please read it and recomend it to others.
"You'll find the mermaid of Zennor inside Zennor Church, if you know where to look." This is the first sentence in Ingo, the first book to start off this fantasy quartet about a world buried deep under the waves. Sapphire doesn't believe her father is dead when one night, he suddenly disappears into the ocean. This starts a chain of events that lead Sapphy and her brother, Connor to discover something they only believed to be real in fairy tales, Mer people. Sapphy and Connor feel as if their new Mer friends know something about their father's disappearence, but why won't they tell them.
I liked this book for its detail. I was green with envy as Helen Dunmore described how free Sapphy felt in the water and I wished that I could swim in the cool waters as well. I've also read the second book, Tide Knot, and it is just as good as the first one.
I recomend this book for readers age nine and up. There's hardly any swearing, romance, or violence and it's a book of fantasy for younger readers.
I have loved this book since the day I saw its cover. It is the first book of the triology. The next books are The Tide Knot and The Deep. Ingo is about a girl and a boy who have a family of four and then suddenly their dad dissapears. They find two Mer who are people with seal tails and they cannot enter the Air or go on the Earth. Faro finds Sapphire, the girl, and Elvira finds Connor, the boy. Connor and Sapphire's Mum is still trying to get over the fact that Matthew, her husband is gone and his boat was found destroyed with nobody in it. So she finds herself a boy-friend at her work in St. Pirans named Roger and he tells them that he is going on a test swim by the Bawns to look at an old ship under the water... in Ingo. The problem is something that he does not know of, there are gaurdian seals gaurding the sick ones and they will protect the sick Mer no matter what.
What will happen to Roger and his assistant? Read the book and find out!!!
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