Desharow Merman


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In order to fulfill his lifelong wish and graduation project of researching merfolks, Desharow, a student of Biology Department of Russian Maritime Academy, went on a long distance voyage with his mentor, Rhine, and caught a special species of male Merfolk in Iceland. Little did he know that this mysterious dark and evil creature had long since regarded him as his “prey” (cough cough spouse) and had been invading his body, leading to an unexpected trigger to a thrilling conflict.

In the end, can the merman’s instinctive desire prevail or not, and will the research of Desharow proceed smoothly under the obstruction of his mentor with the same misguided idea? What is the real purpose of the investigation that seems to be hidden in the presence of military forces when a terrifying conspiracy dating back to World War II begins to emerge….?

With the development of the research and the frequent occurrence of various dangerous incidents at sea, emotional struggle, and instinctive love, Desharow soon discovers some incredible connection toward the evil black-scaled merman and how his body has undergone some unique alteration.

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Cheonsa4001 rated it
July 1, 2019
Status: Completed
This is an amazing Chinese BL thriller that contains mythical merfolks that are hardly ever seen in any Chinese BL Novel that had been translated. For people that will be following with me on this journey, I hope you guys could also see the good in this book.

No Spoilers from me, Just happy reading! Fighting!
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kyn rated it
July 9, 2019
Status: Completed
This has been an enjoyable read. I like the creative take on the merfolks lore which was infused with both mythical and sci-fi aspect. There's a touch of incest due to the cultural differences between the two species. It was interesting how these merfolks select their mates.

Even though there is an element of imprinting that caused the protagonist to crave the touch of his unwelcome sex-crazed violator cum future mate but there is no instant love here. In fact, it is a slow and steady romance development with hoards of... more>> rocky situations to overcome before they came to mutual understanding and compromisation.

At times the time-traveling events might cause a bit of disorientation but the author did his/her best to get readers back on track before we start sweating about it.

Anyhoo, I have enjoyed it enough to go back for a second visit right now.

* February 8th, 2016 (Read the Chinese raws via TTS in Cantonese)

Chinese Boy's Love with Mermaid theme! Woohoo!
There's even a RADIODRAMA of it.

July 9th, 2019: I am glad this amazing story was picked up for an English translation. Don't miss this story guys & gals!

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August 29, 2019
Status: c23
So far this story is very interesting. Though I'm beginging to have some mixed feelings as well.

Love the alternate fish setting. The author seems familiar with Marine biology so it adds an extra level of realism.

There are also very nice illustrations that go with the story and the translator adds helpful images for all the non-marine buffs like me to understand.

... more>> Also, I really appreciate the interspecies communication issues, I think the auther describes really well.

Love the Horror element in this. It's really well done, treading a delicate line between mysterious and paranormal. In addition this genre amalgamates really well with the profound mysteries of the sea.

Take note of the r*pe tag because it makes itself known early on as both as attempted r*pe and sexual molestation not only from the ML (mereman)

The main thing which is annoying me in this story is the MC, but it's probably manely due to triggering of his homophobic indoctrination so there should probably be a warning for that. As far as I can tell it isn't really the authors writing. It is just that it gets on my nerves how the MC (even though he accepts homosexuality as a thing in humanity) won't accept it in himself or the merman saying it is unnatural. It just comes of as so derogatory for both males and females the way he throws around "being like a woman wounds ihis maskuline pride" I'm tempted to feel insulted. It makes it even harder to take distence from it since the story is written in first person.

On the other hand it is very reasonable that he be extra irrational given that he is upset about being rapped so kudos for the author for being able to portray an averagely flawed character. Given that the protagonist is Russian and the Auther is chinese I guess that some of the impregnated paradigms are clashing with my own.

Worth a read regardless even this early on in the story. <<less
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Front Row Raisins rated it
October 21, 2019
Status: Completed
Ahhh, I really did not expect to enjoy this novel nearly as much as I did when I started it, but quite honestly I have fallen deeply in love. T-T

In the beginning, I expected it to be a simple psychological/horror story with some romance, a bit like "Killing Stalking" by Koogi. However, that's very far from what this story is like. Although that is the feeling you get from it at first, after the first major arc the story takes a complete turn. Not that I am really complaining, because... more>> the story also began to really pick up and become interesting, but if you expect a story like that one full of super heavy angst, trauma, and abuse all the way, maybe look elsewhere because that does not last.

As for the plot itself, I give it a good 8.5/10. It's a bit too twisty-turny for my taste at times, but I will admit that it kept me deeply captivated, and was very unique. I guess my main problem is that resolutions happen very fast. I will admit that is probably better for my already weak heart because I can't stand cliffhangers, (•0•) but sometimes it felt like the plot just went a bit too fast. I'd give an example but I'm not quite confident in how to insert a spoiler...
*=_= Anyways, it truly didn't feel like anything else I have ever read, and I really enjoyed it a lot. Even just the story of the mermaids would have made for a gripping story for me. I would say the plot was a full 10/10 if it was a bit more paced. That's also a bit more of a personal opinion though...

Now let's talk about the characters. I did not expect the growth from them that I got. Especially from the ML. Although he does have a way with frustrating me, I can't help but love him (I'm kinda sounding like the MC, lol). Seriously though, it's not that he was really flat at the beginning, it's just that we had no way of understanding him (obviously, he's a mermaid). The progression of his character was nice to see, and I liked how his identity as a mermaid is still clearly marked even as we find ways to associate with him. In terms of our family's Desharow, he gave me a feeling throughout of a bean that must be protected. Enough said. When talking about side characters... there weren't many huge ones, but I think the motives and personalities of each really shined through. Rhine especially surprised me with his personality, he really felt three-dimensional, even though he had a pretty simple motive. With other characters, even the people I hated also had reasons why I shouldn't hate them. A very good cast indeed.

In the end, I certainly could pick out many flaws in this novel, it's true. But truly, it has such captivating characters, such a unique and gripping storyline, such good smut... ahem..., and was an absolute joy and pleasure to read. I give it a full 5/5 stars, and the place it atop the highest pedestal in my list of danmei treasures. I certainly highly recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi, danmei, or stories that are written well. Happy reading! (^ 3^) <<less
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Ritu rated it
October 31, 2019
Status: c20
Really really captivating novel. There is something really primal about the ML and I love it. It is very explicit and has a good dose of dubious consent. The characters are pretty great and the plot is full of suspense
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dona rated it
October 22, 2019
Status: c22
This story is filled with smut. Fortunately our MC has brain cells. He is a passionate biologist but when he´s so eager to discover more about the merman to the point of disregarding his own life, you start questioning his intelligence.
While reading this I find myself nervous, waiting for MC to fall in love with his rapist. I´m just waiting for the disappointment. Since we know from the tags it´s gonna happen. But if MC doesn´t put up a fight first, I´ll give a middle finger to... more>> the author for wasting such potential. It´s an interesting though. I like the way the author weaved in horror into this when describing the merman. Almost felt like I was experiencing it myself.

I just think everything happened too fast :/ <<less
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Chiisai rated it
October 13, 2019
Status: Completed
I love this novel a lot. I started reading the translations but couldn't resist MTL the rest. This novel is pretty easy to MTL but there are parts that are confusing. I can't wait to re-read this when it is fully translated.

Highly recommended~!! ٩ (๑&Gt;▽<๑) و
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