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The Secret of the Purple Lake is a collection of five interlinked stories that take us from Ghana to Orkney, and from Spain to Norway and Thailand As a minor character from one story assumes a major role in the next, we meet a fascinating cast, including Imoro the magic elephant, the Walrus Prince, and the Wild Princesses of Rousay The protagonist of the opening tale, The Fisherman s Daughter, has to retrieve her dead father s bones from the bottom of the sea, in order to bring harmony back to her seaside village In fulfilling her task, she must evade the clutches of The Fish man of the Purple Lake The Fish man, a monstrous creature with the body of a man and the head of a fish, was once a beautiful boy from the Sahel, and has his own story about how he became the Fish man This book is delightful Five stories from different parts of the world are weaved together and open up to each other like nesting dolls myths from exotic seas to the cold Orkney Islands show how they link to each other The writing is beautiful, accessible but still of high quality, especially in the descriptions of settings and characters.