Ved-ava's Curse. 2nd edition.
By: Garrett Johnson.
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Published: Dirk Press, 2010.
After the storm of the century passes, survivors along the coast usually
have a tale to tell; but Seaside’s elite aren’t talking. Christy and
her misfit gang stumble upon the reason why as a sinister supernatural
sea legend involving marauding fiendish mermen unfolds around them.
Local author Beatrice LaRoche and her illustrator ol’ Mr. Gepford seem
to have an authoritative knowledge of the esoteric subject the kids are
digging into, but the odd harpoon marks on their arms put them in league
with the “Harpies” group the children distrust. Unless the gang can
convince the right folks that the “time of reckoning” forewarned by the
eccentric old artist exists outside his imagination, their community
could go under without a fight. Ved-ava’s Curse is a
suspense/adventure set in Seaside and throughout Clatsop County to
include Fort Stevens. The fiction novel, for young adults and older, is
marked with humor, conspiracy, and adventure challenging each of us to
examine our own values along with the limits of our imagination in day
to day life.