In September, the Mermaid of the Month was Ilauria, but because the days got away from me, I was only able to do two posts total on her. This month I’m going to be more diligent and post more on Adante. Adante is the Venvian Psyne who is forced to help Ilauria and her friend, Shivan search for their missing sisters on Earth. Although she isn’t the main antagonist in Luminous (there are far more formidable bad guys to contend with) Adante is Ilauria’s opposite in many ways which makes her a lot of fun to read about. Adante’s physical attributes were taken directly from my all-time favorite super heroine, Wonder Woman. I think I was four years old when I first saw Lynda Carter on TV with her golden Lasso of Truth and her red lipstick and I was a fan for life. Adante has Wonder Woman’s deep blue eyes, pale skin and shiny black hair. But that’s where the similarities end. Our Venvian is full of attitude, outrage and angst. When she’s not rolling her eyes, shaking her head with disdain or crossing her arms with an aloof flick of her hair, she’s using her whip-like tongue to put others in their place or “enlighten” them in her own unique way. She detests being controlled, abhors censorship and rejects any restrictions to her freedom. She excels at pushing people’s buttons, lives to break the rules and always thinks outside of the box. Adante is all the things Ilauria can’t be and won’t let herself be because Ilauria is loyal to the Council. Look for more on this dynamic character later in the month…I promise!