No one can escape therising of the tides.
Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island ofTides. Deformed and weak, she is constantly reminded that in a world where dryland dwindles at every high tide, she is not welcome. The only bright spot inher harsh and difficult life is the strong, capable Tiam—but love has long agobeen forgotten by her society. The only priority is survival.
That is, until the day their king falls ill, leaving no maleheir to take his place. Unrest grows, and for reasons Coe cannot comprehend,she is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon learns thatthe dying royal is keeping a secret that will change their world forever.
Is there an escape from the horrific nightmare that theirisland home has become? Coe must race to find the answers and save the peopleshe cares about before their world and everything they know is lost to thewaters.