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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New Zimi rated it
March 10, 2020
Status: --
I really liked this novel~~ I really kinda enjoy this type of ML. (The powerful and 'I'll kill who ever wants to touch my uke type of seme.)

Plus, I've been really hooked up with this novel that I've even tried to find some spoilers about it but it didn't reveal that much information. So Im back here waiting for more updates.

Waiting for more updates~ 😍

Thank u for translating this~♡♡
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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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Tutubitter rated it
March 8, 2020
Status: --
Totally agreeing with dona’s comment.

Honestly I first came here for the smut (thirsty*cough*) but then I saw there was potential with the plot and the descriptiveness of the text eases visualisation and pulls me in. I had hopes, although not too high because I originally came for the smut anyway.

Initially, I was looking forward to the MC expecting he’s gonna be smart, as in smart, cause he’s a researcher. Although I realised right at the start that he’s gonna be silly or maybe ditzy. But boy, little did... more>> I know. As mentioned in dona’s comment, he Dumb. Beyond silly. Wether it be towards his “research”, his rapist professor, anything. All talk no walk. One sh*t happens and he doesn’t learn so it repeats and gets worse and worse. Congrats, d*mb chicken. Seriously, it’s such a waste of potential. Maybe if they changed the MC’s character, the whole novel would've been a masterpiece. I can only say rip cause MC’s the way he is though.

The only character I like here, is ML. Although he’s a ‘rapist’, but thats in the view of human society. He is after all, a beast, which is emphasised numerous times. Following the instincts in which the survival of their specie is the priority. They just express their like and dislike straightforwardly in ways they think is affectionate. And I actually think ML is affectionate. It’s just d*mb to expect a beast to conform to human society’s standards within the short time of his first contact with humans.

The true really real legitimate rapist here is the 2nd ML who claims to love MC. Maybe he does but his ways is just sh*t. It’s not double standards, ML is a beast so I judge him in the laws of the beast, whereas the 2nd ML is a human.

Props to the translator though, for the fantastic translation. <<less
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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 :/

UPDATE: I'm dropping this. I take back what I said. MC has no brain cells. He's the type of guy who talks the talk but doesn't walk in it. His thoughts are so righteous and determined but each time that hot stud off a merman touched his dick, he melts like cotton, moaning under him. We all knew he would fall in the end. Obviously since it's a romance novel. But this fast?

Turns out he's a slut. Sorry I had to say it. <<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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RoseAmethyst remembrance rated it
January 31, 2020
Status: Completed
This was tricky to MTL because the novel is very descriptive when explaining the biology and science behind the mermaid thing. It makes the MC's profession as a biologist more believable to the audience.

This novel was fascinating. With a very simple beginning between a biologist and a black-tailed mermaid in an isolated research facility. Their world seems to expand from their as human-mermaid conflicts comes into play and all the controversies and hypocrisis becames unveiled as we see the darkest sides of both species. It's interesting how the author ties... more>> the mutations in mermaids and the Axis powers obsession with superior genes to mermaid genes to WWII.

This novel is very gory. I get chills as I read some of the gory scenes. The novels does a good job at playing the scenes like a horror movie, so you'll definitely get a thrill if you like horror movies. The MC's description of the ML is often told with really frightening descriptions that is similar to deep sea creatures.

I have some conflicting thoughts about the ending though.


The ending seemed a bit too jolly and happy. He wakes up to the sight of the merman utopia (Atlantis) and everyone is all happy and celebrating the union between him and the ML. I feel like the ending was 'too good to true' considering all the horrific events that haunted the MC just chapters prior. He was constantly worried about his friends (Davis, Raphael, and Eva), but there was not sign of that by the final chapter.

I don't understand how the MC could be so happy after witnessing the horrific war crimes committed by the ML. The MC expressed multiple times his discomfort of witnessing the ML's brutal side.

Despite how emotionally torn the MC felt over this, he seemed to have completely forgotten about worries over Davis who became suicidal after getting raped. In fact, we don't even know if Davis was successful in his suicidal attempts after jumping off a cliff into the sea because the MC was never able to find his body (and even forgotten about the whole matter because he got sidetracked by his jealousy of seeing an illusion of his love rival mating with the ML).

To summarize the events of this incident, the ML's merman subordinates captured and r*pe the human POWs (prisoners of war). The MC had begged the ML to release them when he saw Davis amongst the captives and became so furious at the ML's refusal to the point that he secretly colluded with the ML's worst enemy (The MC's biological father) in an effort to rescue the human captives. When the MC and the enemy found the captives, Davis regained consciousness, refused the MC's offer to rescue him, and immediately jumped off the cliff because of the shame of being raped by his enemies. The MC did not seem to believe that Davis had died from the fall because he didn't see his body, so he begged the enemy multiple times to find Davis. The enemy then showed his true colors as he hypnotized the MC with an illusion of the ML and the MC's love rival being together. After the whole thing dies down, the ML moved all the mermans and the MC to their mother's nest and the MC goes into vegetative state for 2-3 years. He wakes up and it's happily ever after.

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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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