In a city of majesty and brutality, of warring races and fragile alliances, a sacred mermaid has been brutally murdered. An abomination, a soulless Arukh is summoned to hunt the killer. As the world around the Arukh drifts into war and madness, her search for justice leads her on a journey to discover redemption, hope for the oppressed, and even beauty in the midst of chaos.
The Mermaid's Tale is violent and brutal and haunting and beautiful. Highly recommended.
Michael R. Fletcher, Beyond Redemption, and 88