"Funny story of myth and legend on the Isle of Man."
Margaid sucks as a leanan sidhe, really, she does. In all
her centuries, she has still to drain the blood of her first
man. Her cauldron sits empty in her living room, as it has
since she was first created. Now, Mannan beg mac y Leir, the
God of the Sea, Trickster God and God of Transformation—and
Margaid's father—has scolded Margaid. He's even threatened
her with turning her into a kelpie if she doesn't fill her
cauldron with a mortal's blood. So she's determined to find
a mortal and goes to the surface from her cave under the
sea. When she rises from the water, she finds a man and
quite a good-looking one at that.
Andrew came to the Isle of Man with his mother and little
brother on vacation so his mother could find her roots.
Unfortunately, the airlines lost his bag with his contacts
in them, so when he's approached by a woman, he can't really
see her. He decides to follow her home anyway and jumps in
the sea to find it freezing. The woman, however, looks
comfortable. So he follows her to a cave and sees a cauldron
in the middle of her living room. Margaid approaches him and
puts her arms around him. When he finds out his blood is
supposed to fill the cauldron, he calls a halt to the whole
seduction. Since he does, Margaid tells him she is now his
slave for the rest of his life. There is one caveat—he is
the only one who can see her or talk with her.
So he leaves her home, and she's following him. No way can
he have a slave. He's from America and slavery is illegal.
Will Andrew ever get his contacts in and actually see
Margaid? Will she end up being his slave for the rest of his
life? What will happen if Andrew does manage to get a good
look at Margaid? Will he fall in love with her beauty?
A FINE CAULDRON OF FISH is a very funny story of gods and
sidhe on the Isle of Man. Cornelia Amiri vividly brings this
story to life, blending humor and legends together. Have to
admit, I loved Andrew's younger brother, he's really funny
and determined. The whole bit of Andrew trying to have
Margaid committed to the local mental institution is
hilarious. This is just a quick, fun read and one I highly
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted September 30, 2008
Itï¿½s summer on the Isle of Man an Andrew is looking for hot girls and good times. So when he meets the dreamy and seductive Margaid, he thinks heï¿½s hit the jackpot. There are only a couple of minor problems: Margaid lives in a cave under the sea, is invisible, and thinks that only Andrewï¿½s blood can save her from turning into a kelpie! But hey, whoever said love was perfect!?