Wonderful concept and characters, poorly executed in my opinion. This is a story of Merle and Junipa, who come to live with a magic mirror maker. They are to serve as his apprentices. This story has some fantasy elements that seem cool but just too cool to really believe such as, mermaids (and not pretty ones) magic mirror eyes, stone lions that fly and the Egyptian Empire taking control over the land. This was one book I definitely wasted my time on.