Dawn Fitzpatrick was only a little girl when she discovered our world is not as it seems. While playing on the beach one fine, summer day, she meets a strange young boy named Cijal. There’s just one twist: Cijal isn’t human. He’s a Nereidis, a member of a race of powerful super-humans who live in secret beneath the sea.
Despite their differences, the two children find friendship together, and as the years pass it evolves into something much deeper. When a terrible tragedy separates them, both are left longing for one last chance to see each other again. One last chance for closure.
When her eighteenth birthday comes, Dawn sets off on a voyage to look for him, but how can an ordinary human being hope to find an amphibian who has the entire ocean to hide in? And even if she does find him, how could they possibly construct a life together?