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When the Sea is Rising Red - Cat Hellisen When the Sea is Rising Red offers up a rich, imaginative blend of legend, history, and magic. The High Houses of Palimburg are reminiscent of the Houses of Capulet and Montague in Romeo and Juliet, while the scriven-sniffing nobility could be a nod to the aristocratic opium and laudanum addicts of the Victorian age. There's a nice touch of political commentary in the form of the class warfare that simmers between the restive slum dwellers and the cloistered aristocracy. Characters from myth and the supernatural are woven into the mix: selkies, boggarts, sea witches and vampires. Yes, there's also a love triangle, but not the typical one.Read full review at http://jenryland.blogspot.com/2012/02/just-finished-reading-when-sea-is.html