This is an entertaining, quick read that I devoured. There is plenty of action and enough mystery so that my mind remained engaged. Well-told, and filled with a cast of unusual characters, it briefly introduces a secretive society of Merfolk. Though the reasoning behind the activity is sound, I was slightly disappointed that Anna and Karsh fell into bed together so quickly. A bit more anticipation and tension would have been welcome. This story brings a tantalizing peek into the lives of Merfolk that I sincerely hope will be further developed in a future novel.