We meet Ri, known as Ariel as she gets ready to go the Academy. Ariel is then turned into a human, with a spell and a locket that allows her to speak. Her two sisters, Marian and Kyra meet her at the dock after Ariel changes into clothes. Samuel, aka Prince Samuel also meets Ariel at the dock. Su’la, a gifted charm speller is Ariel’s roommate.
This was an interesting but very detailed retelling that I loved. Ms. Schneider has a new fan in me. I highly recommend this retelling