It should have been just another ordinary swim in the ocean for Máelán and his sisters. Instead, the three mermaids were killed; slaughtered before Máelán’s eyes by humans. Forced to endure the neverending pity and compassion of his fellow merfolk, Máelán seeks solitude, and returns to the place where his sisters perished. But when a moment of weakness leads to his own capture, Máelán faces the possibility of reuniting with his kin—in the afterlife.
Convinced that he’s going to die, and with nothing left to live for, Máelán is stunned by the depth of his feelings toward Caera Geddes, the daughter of his captor. With no reason to trust humans, yet unable to resist the enchanting woman who takes care of him, Máelán is torn between love and loyalty, lust and suspicion.
Can a merman with every reason to hate humans fall in love with one? And will a human taught to hate “demons” risk everything for a merman?