I was born glowing with the ocean's energy. And that sealed my fate forever.
I am a freak. An anomaly. A monster.
For ten years, Scylla Charybdin has lived, imprisoned, in a cave hidden at the base of a cliff. She has resigned herself to her fate, believing she will never be free. Not after what she had done.
And yet she still practices the same thing that made her an outcast, and caused her to be banished, so that nothing like that could happen again, even though she will never be free again.
But Scylla is content with that. After all, in the cave, she'll never hurt anyone again.
That is, until she meets Pearl.
Pearl never expected a girl in the cave hidden at the base of the cliff in Loner's Cove, much less that girl being a mermaid. But Pearl doesn't mind getting to know Scylla.
As Pearl gets to know the gruff, guarded Mer, and vice versa, the two form a deep, powerful friendship, with it evolving into something even deeper, over time.
But when mysterious, water-based deaths of young men occur in Pearl's hometown of Brine Point, it seems that a dark force is behind them. A force that only Scylla can stop.
For it takes a monster, to defeat a monster.