Mercer and the Maid: By Parts
Mercer and the Maid: By Parts
Corinth's revenge: Unleashing the kraken monster on Ajax, a monster created from the debauchery and decadence of the city.
Orion agrees to the mer-kings request: they can cleanse Ajax
To help combat the rising forces against them, Aella allows Priam to lead the first charge against the mer-king invasion
What happens to Thalassa? Orion? Does the monster get Orion?
Thalassa and Orion have a showdown. They become tentative partners. Orion: it was you who freed the inventor wasn't it?
Thalassa reveals herself to Ritter as Claudia. She's been his lover all along. She's tricked the archeaologist
The soldier and Perseus are old mercenary friends. They talk together around a fire, to catch up. This is a story within a story. The soldier recounts the tale of the general and his sister. The soldier is the "story teller". Perseus knows him as one who's always good to tell a story.
The story of Leonidas unfolds in the second act
Ritter, Kyber, and Claudia go back in time to the courts of Priam to free the inventor from imprisonment
Aerodaii catches up with Aella and the Nubian; he's got news about Perseus that he's willing to share--for a price
At what point does Persues set out on his quest to regain Livy's favor?
The festival at Cornelia's villa estate
Aella, agreeing to Perseus' request, goes in the services of Solon. But instead of becoming the man's consort, she kills him the first time they're alone
She comes to the festival party. She sees how chummy Cornelia and Perseus are towards each other. When the gaurds come in, Perseus asks her where Solon is...Aella's too upset to answer and disappears in the crowd.
She's crushed by the way Perseus acts towards Cornelia, and by Cornelia's cruelty towards Aella
She runs away down the streets. Her nubian lover catches up to her. Tells her that gaurds are after her.
Despite the soldiers looking for her, Aella climbs up to the highest level of Cornelia's palace, with the intention of killing her; but she sees the Oligarch in bed with Perseus. Too upset, she climbs back down and escapes the city with the Nubian princess
What happens to Sousanna? How does she get out of the city?
Aella gives Sousanna over to the soldier. Perseus catches up to the soldier and tells him to hand the girl over. As an old friend, the soldier has no problem of giving the little girl to Percy.
Guards come in to the festival and report that Solon is missing...they couldn't find him at his estate. Perseus to Aella: "Where is Solon?"
Perseus, fresh off his break up with Livy, falls in with Cornelia
Aella and Perseus reunite
Thalassa asks Livy, what do you truly want?
Having gained this knowledge, the sea witch goes to Ritter and proposes her plan.
Livy has had a conversation with Krispin describing her dream of
Aella rises to power
she imprisons Priam and drives Cornelia to the sea
She is the mistress of the city, fully exploiting the mermaid sex trade
The queen of Corinth at last surrenders. Perseus shows his true worth and ravages the queen. The queen has the chance to use a look-a-like, a body double. But she refuses. She will submit to the man.
Soon after, she hears again from her husband, the king. He's going to acheive revenge on Ajax.