An ancient land protected by a Tower of Light,
its people ever tempted by Siren song,
and a girl who falls for the wrong boy.
With Sirens lurking just beneath the ocean’s surface, not everything is as it seems on the island of Skylge… An enthralling story full of deep-sea mysteries, intrigue, and romance. 'Lush descriptions of a fantasy-tinged Dutch culture and evocative storytelling' (Publishers Weekly)
On the island of Skylge, electricity is only for the Currents – the rich ruling class who brought the holy fire of St. Brandan. Ever since, the light in the Brandaris Tower has protected the islanders from the Sirens living in the deep waters around the island.
When Skylger girl Enna welcomes her brother back from a sea voyage, he gives her a present from the mainland: an electronic record, only playable on Current devices. Enna strikes up a bargain with Royce, the local Current heartthrob, to share the LP and listen to it together – an act punishable by death. But soon she discovers that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Current society and the history of Skylge. Why do the Sirens tempt the islanders to give themselves up to the sea – and where does the Currents’ monopoly on electricity really come from?
While struggling with these questions, Enna begins to fall for Royce, risking everything to be with a guy who is clearly wrong for her. The sound of Sirens isn’t the most treacherous thing out there to haunt her dreams...