Rat has always been a boy of the streets, then a pirate. His life has been a string of misfortune and violence. But when a merboy rescues him from certain death, Rat’s world is changed forever.
Coralin, a merprince, has been raised in the lap of luxury, destined to be king. He’s been taught that humans are evil. But when he rescues a young boy from drowning, his world is turned upside down. He knew that someday he would find a mate, but he didn’t expect him to be human, and he certainly expect him to be a pirate.
Both boys come to care for each other, but are unprepared when fate throws them a curve ball, separating them for years.
Coralin’s underwater kingdom is thrown into political turmoil, waiting for him to spawn royal offspring, while Rat struggles to survive among a blood thirsty crew of pirates.
Rat and Coralin are thrown into a world neither can imagine, after they fall in love when they find one another again. Coralin becomes torn between his obligation to his people and his love for Rat, forcing him to choose between love and duty.