Long ago, in a far off land, there rose a tale as old as the earth. As long as Ryne can remember, his parents told him to beware the nix in the lake. From the day he was born, the tale of the nix and how she demanded Ryne as her prize for setting his captured father free has defined Ryne's life. No matter what he does, he can't shed its curse...in everyone's eyes, Ryne is doomed to die. Nari is the only one who befriends Ryne, and loves him without fear despite the villagers' relentless jeers. But when Ryne disappears beneath the cold waters of the lake, everyone believes he's dead. Everyone except Nari. Now it's up to Nari to defy her family, her village and the legend of the nix to bring Ryne back from his watery prison or they'll both be lost. Forever.