The Ghost and the Mermaid
A Mermendium Story
by Manelle Oliphant
What is a battle without hope?
Knight’s job is to hold the battle standard while the army fights but he wants to fight. Fate has other ideas. He falls into the ocean, taking the flag with him. Armor weighs him down and no matter how hard he fights, he can’t get free. Then he meets a mermaid, who helps him learn the value of hope.
This is my fifth mermaid sketchbook. The idea came from the desire to draw and paint illuminated manuscripts, but fancy images on their own aren’t a story. I believe that good things happen in our lives when we have hope. This story came from that idea.
This is the perfect story to read when you’re feeling a little down. Follow Knight’s adventure as he learns that finding success doesn’t always require a fight, sometimes hope is enough.