This is not your ordinary mermaid tale. This is a story about a species that has coexisted with humans since the beginning of time. From the blossoming tree of evolution, their branch deviated ever so slightly from modern humans to develop more… aquatic capabilities. These are not mermaids. These are real people, the people that the legend of the mermaid is based on. They call themselves Sirens.
Until now the Sirens have purposefully remained eclipsed from the eyes of the human world, inhabiting an obscure, undiscovered island in the Indian Ocean called Rodinia. But in a rising tide of discontent among the burgeoning youth, the Sirens, led by the courageous but headstrong Mello Seaford, decide to test the waters of open society by negotiating a trade agreement with the US megacorporation, Gencore Inc. And they risk everything to do it.
In a future world where rising ocean levels are swallowing coastal cities and humans scramble for resources on an overpopulated earth, the development of human aquatic capabilities has become the goal of scientific biogenetic research. The survival of the human race hinges on its success. In 2098, it has never been more dangerous for the elusive Sirens to be discovered. Has Mello led his people astray, jeopardizing their cherished island by guiding them into the hands of human greed? Will the risk prove worth it, or will the Sirens be forced to face the darkness of eternal isolation?
Follow budding scientist Lorelei Phoenix on a dangerous journey into a hidden world, one in which she finds herself connected by more than just the ancestry of her species.
When two worlds collide, the rising tide of love and acceptance will lift all boats… or sink a ship of titanic proportion.
This darkly whimsical story is told from three points of view; Lorel, the young scientist and heroine, Jake, her Navy SEAL boyfriend, and Mello, a male Siren. A science-fiction novel with a strong focus on romance and adventure. Inspirations drawn from ABC’s series LOST, Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island, Alduous Huxley’s Brave New World, and the exciting gems of possibility hidden within the science of human evolution.