Stuck in a routine of caring for her sick mother and selling her father’s fish, Marella doesn’t mind not having much time to herself. She loves her parents and would do anything for them.
When her mother goes to the city for treatment, Marella’s father takes her fishing, despite her fear of water.
A storm brings them to Emberrain, the home of a tribe of nymphs, vivid colours, juicy fruits, and magic. Marella can’t imagine why her father never talked about the islands he seems to know so well. Soon she learns that Emberrain isn’t the only secret he had kept from her.
Marella can control water and speak with aquatic animals.
Overwhelmed by the magical but dangerous islands, and the secrets of her father, Marella must learn to harness her powers to save herself and her new aquatic friend before they are separated from their parents forever.