The sea isn't safe. Only the bravest and strongest become sailors. Luminescent mermaids roam the depths and the shallows, mouthing words no one can hear, never surfacing.
When bookish Emerson Kadwell befriends one of the mermaids and discovers their tragic history, he‘s determined to seek justice for them. But his village mocks him, and Shaman Orith’s assassins lurk at every turn. They will stop at nothing to keep the Shaman’s secret safe.
Can a quiet inventor really change the world?
A luminescent mermaid. A bookish inventor. A terrible truth.
Shallows is a clean YA fantasy novel with elements of paranormal and romance. It is the first in a series.