This is a unique and touching story with a paranormal twist. Colm is a young man who is adrift after losing his father. He ends up in a far away town with his step-mother's family. While he is there he meets Nichol. It is there in that place that his journey of self discovery begins.
I thought this was a really well written fantasy story. The world building was good and I enjoyed the imagery that the author created. Both of the main characters, Colm and Nichol, were well developed and I found myself invested in what happened to them. The story has a lot of twists and turns and there is some drama and some angst. The characters are young though so it seemed realistic.
Overall this was a good story and one that stands out in it's creativity. If you enjoy books with a paranormal element you should check this out.
Love can change a soul. But can it save one life?
Colm Weathercliff is a simple fisherman with an uncanny—some might say preternatural—knack for his trade. He thought leaving his small village to take his father’s ashes to the capital city of Caithmor for a proper burial would be the grandest adventure of his life.
At first, all his hopes seem to be fulfilled. He finds a home where he’s accepted without question, the freedom to use his talent to its fullest effect, and love with Nichol, a man with a longing for the sea as powerful as Colm’s.
But Caithmor holds as many dangers as it does attractions. Colm’s greatest secret turns out to be a dark revelation that gets him and his family shunned—and changes everything he thought he knew about himself.
The truth—about his parentage, his gift, even his physical form—could poison his chance for love. And doom both him and Nichol to a gruesome, inescapable fate.
Warning: Contains graphic violence, explicit sex, and scenes of torture that may not be for the faint of heart. These mermen bear no resemblance to those you might have seen in a certain animated film.