Born the illegitimate love-child of a disgraced monk and an unknown mother, Sio lives the life of an outcast on the island of Roba. Her only solace lies in the wild waves near their hut where she spends her nights swimming despite her father's warnings. He has always feared the sea, and she never found a reason to ask why.
When she finds a boy washed ashore one night, her idyllic life is torn asunder. Strange birds and fish begin to emerge across Roba, bringing with them illnesses and whispers of an ancient terror. As spectral whales haunt the coast and vicious storms lash throughout the land, Sio soon discovers that she plays a pivotal part in an upcoming war between man and myth - which may just hold the key to her own mysterious lineage.
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WATTYS**
*cover by @seventhstar*