What do you get when you cross a prince of the Mer Realm, his adviser-to-be Benni, and a bunch of school kids? Lots of laughs and action! Mermin is visiting human civilization from the underwater kingdom of his people. He and Benni are staying with Pete and Mermin is even attending Pete's school. A few of Pete's friends know that Mermin is not just an odd-looking transfer student, but the rest of the school is not in on the secret.
In this volume of the series, Mermin and Benni are being stalked by two men trying to start up a paranormal investigation unit. They try to capture Mermin with nets and cages, then bring out their heavy equipment - a giant robot built from old appliances. Mermin shows off his incredible strength in the fight scenes with the robot. (He is pretty amazing for such a little dude.)
There is a good balance of dialogue and action. Readers who enjoy Dragonbreath or other stories with aliens, mutants, and unknown species with superhuman powers will enjoy this book.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.