Once there were virtues in the stars and mermaids in the seas; but then a gift was lost, and all of that became no more than the stuff of fantasy. What if it came back? Everyone tells fifteen-year-old Gavin that the things he sees aren't really there. He hardly believes himself any more. Then he's sent to stay with his aunt in Cornwall. She's not there to meet him. But other things are, things no one will be able to ignore. Magic is coming back, bringing terrible things with it. Ages 12+.