Simidele is one of the Mami Wata, mermaids whose duty it is to collect the souls of those who die at sea and bless their journeys back home to the Supreme Creator.
But when a living boy is thrown overboard a slave ship, Simi saves his life, going against an ancient decree. And a terrible punishment awaits those who dare to defy it.
To protect the Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must face vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. If she doesn't, she risks not just the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.
This is the story of a great love - a love that will threaten worlds and anger Gods.
Of a terrible choice and the lives that hang in the balance.
This is a story that will change history.
An epic love story infused with West African mythology. For fans of The Gilded Ones, Children of Blood and Bone and Circe, this book is a powerful new imagining of one of history's darkest stories, told through the eyes of a bold and unforgettable heroine.