Taren begins his new life with the Ea, and with Ian at his side, he embarks on a mission to recover the rune stone. On their way to the islands to find the pirate Odhrán, who is rumored to know the stone’s whereabouts, the Phantom is attacked by humans and Taren is separated from Ian and his crew.
Taren must find his way back to Ian and his people, but things get a bit complicated when Odhrán’s men find him first. What can Taren do to convince the pirate that he needs to find the stone to protect his people? And if the rumors that Odhrán enslaves Ea and uses them to protect his island stronghold are true, what hope does Taren have of returning to the Phantom and the man he loves?
Since learning of his merman shifter heritage, Taren has begun building a life with Ian Dunaidh among the mainland Ea. But memories of his past life still haunt him, and as the threat of war with the hostile island merfolk looms ever closer, Taren fears he will lose Ian the same way he lost his beloved centuries before. Together they sail to the Gateway Islands in search of the fabled rune stone—a weapon of great power the Ea believe will protect them—and Odhrán, the pirate rumored to possess it.
After humans attack the Phantom, Taren finds himself washed up on an island, faced with a mysterious boy named Brynn who promises to lead him to Odhrán. But Taren isn’t sure if he can trust Brynn, and Odhrán is rumored to enslave Ea to protect his stronghold. Taren will have to put his life on the line to find his way back to Ian and attempt to recover the stone. Even if he does find it, his troubles are far from over: he and Ian are being stalked by an enemy who wants them dead at all costs.
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