Every daughter of the mermaid goddess, Jūratė, is gifted with a mesmerizing siren’s voice. For nineteen-year-old Nadzia that’s a blessing and a curse. Her song can summon pieces of amber from the Baltic Sea, a yearly ritual that helps her convent thrive. But it’s a tradition rife with peril, for one stone will bind the singer to Perun, the savage god of storms who killed Jūratė in a jealous rage.
When Perun’s enchanted jewel washes ashore at Nadzia’s feet, she’s thrust into a world where deities care little for mortal lives. Sworn to avenge her divine ancestor, Nadzia begins a dangerous charade, feigning delight at her upcoming marriage while secretly counting on the magic of her voice to bewitch Perun. With luck, she’ll discover how to crush him without jeopardizing her sisters.
Except Perun isn’t the monster Nadzia was taught to hate. Yes, he’s as wild as the tempests he brews, but there’s a gentler side to him, an unexpected kindness that draws her to him. As the wedding nears and Nadzia discovers the means to Perun’s downfall, she must decide to honor her oath of vengeance and risk supernatural retribution or claim her place beside a god she was never supposed to love.
STATUS [2-21]: being workshopped at OWW
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