Can’t you hear it? Can’t you hear the waves singing?
Sixteen-year-old Talia was meant to be Empress of half the world—instead, she’s banished from her homeland to a gloomy mansion on the edge of the Northern Sea. There, she’s betrothed against her will to a melancholy boy named Wen, while finding herself falling for his dashing older brother instead. All the while she fights the call of the sea, the haunting music of the waves that drove her mother to madness.
When she begins to realize that there’s truth in the old myths about the gods and the Immortal Tree and the vengeful sea goddess Rahn, Talia must decide whether to shut out the call of the waves forever, or follow her fate across the sea.