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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
When a Great White Shark washes up dead on a Californian beach with inexplicable wounds, questions soon follow. For a few days, the shark posthumously enjoys local and national limelight. After thorough investigations into the death of the beast yield nothing, the incident is soon forgotten and life goes on.
For Tamsin however, 17 year old foster daughter of professional couple Vince and Barbara Gill, the event is a prophecy of further bloodshed much of it human. Knowing what, or rather who butchered the shark, Tamsin waits, powerless to stop the carnage she knows is about to unfold. Matters are further complicated when ‘new boy’, Bradley Hollister shows up at school. Despite ample interest shown him from other students, the enigmatic and good looking Bradley focuses exclusively on Tamsin, despite her decided disinterest. Eventually she is compelled to countenance a relationship with him that could potentially expose her and others of her kind, the consequences of which could be catastrophic.
On a chance meeting with him in town and a subsequent impromptu date, the couple are prevailed upon by three men with worst of intentions. A fight breaks out, in which Bradley’s life is threatened. To save him from being mortally wounded and nullify the threat to them both, Tamsin is compelled to reveal herself as similar being to the species responsible for killing the shark.
Subsequently she shares her secret in its entirety, the watery depths whence her species originate, and the reason why so many have taken up residence on land in the last few years. Far from being thwarted, Bradley’s love grows for the mysterious sea dweller that (like everyone else) he had mistakenly assumed to be human. Tamsin abandons her natural sensibilities and better judgement to indulge in a relationship with a land dweller that is seemingly doomed from the start. Her worst fears are confirmed when the threat of extinction returns to her species and those of them on land must leave to liberate those that still reside in the deep.
With the threat of conflict looming, Tamsin must reconcile herself to the fact that what she most wished has passed, what she most feared is imminent. In the theatre of war will love be forced to take its final bow?

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Prologue

Submitted: July 28, 2014

When a Great White Shark washes up dead on a Californian beach with inexplicable wounds, questions soon follow. For a few days, the shark posthumously enjoys local and national limelight. After thorough investigations into the death of the beast yield nothing, the incident is soon forgotten and life goes on.
For Tamsin however, 17 year old foster daughter of professional couple Vince and Barbara Gill, the event is a prophecy of further bloodshed much of it human. Knowing what, or rather who butchered the shark, Tamsin waits, powerless to stop the carnage she knows is about to unfold. Matters are further complicated when ‘new boy’, Bradley Hollister shows up at school. Despite ample interest shown him from other students, the enigmatic and good looking Bradley focuses exclusively on Tamsin, despite her decided disinterest. Eventually she is compelled to countenance a relationship with him that could potentially expose her and others of her kind, the consequences of which could be catastrophic.
On a chance meeting with him in town and a subsequent impromptu date, the couple are prevailed upon by three men with worst of intentions. A fight breaks out, in which Bradley’s life is threatened. To save him from being mortally wounded and nullify the threat to them both, Tamsin is compelled to reveal herself as similar being to the species responsible for killing the shark.
Subsequently she shares her secret in its entirety, the watery depths whence her species originate, and the reason why so many have taken up residence on land in the last few years. Far from being thwarted, Bradley’s love grows for the mysterious sea dweller that (like everyone else) he had mistakenly assumed to be human. Tamsin abandons her natural sensibilities and better judgement to indulge in a relationship with a land dweller that is seemingly doomed from the start. Her worst fears are confirmed when the threat of extinction returns to her species and those of them on land must leave to liberate those that still reside in the deep.
With the threat of conflict looming, Tamsin must reconcile herself to the fact that what she most wished has passed, what she most feared is imminent. In the theatre of war will love be forced to take its final bow?
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Prophecy

Submitted: July 28, 2014

~~ Tamsin struggled for the ocean’s surface. It appeared tantalizingly close, or had she already lost consciousness and was merely im... Read Chapter

Prophecy continued...

Submitted: July 28, 2014

~~With no answer forthcoming, Bradley grabbed his jacket and made off to the most likely place he felt she would be. Tamsin was already b... Read Chapter