Beneath the waves lies a terrible beauty …. When Adrianne comes face to face with the mermaid of Windwaithe island, she is convinced that it means harm. After all, the island is steeped in stories of mermaids’ curses and the ill-luck that they bring.
But it is not this beautiful, wild creature that Adrianne needs to fear. It is the islanders, who believe that she should be sacrificced to the sea to appease the mermaid – otherwise they will all be cursed.
Everybody she has ever known seems to be against her, even the boy she loves. Somehow Adrianne must fight their ignorant superstition. For if she fails, the islanders could be doomed.