Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Aster a strange thing happened.
They say the prince married a girl who was not what she appeared And that another girl who saved the kingdom vanished without a trace. Some said it was witchcraft. Some said it was only a legend. For those who knew the truth, it was magic....
Rescued from the sea at an early age, Pearl grew up within sight of the water . . . and the castle. With her pale skin and silvery hair, she was an outcast in the village. Her only friend was a boy she met on the beach--a young prince named James, who understood Pearl's desire just to be like everyone else.
Their friendship is viewed from afar by many: a disdainful king, Pearl's worried foster parents, a jealous young mermaid, a lovestruck merman, and the powerful sea witch. Now a storm brews in the kingdom, with a tidal force that could keep Pearl and James apart.