There is an ancient school few know of on an island shrouded in mystery. Heroes from a previous generation train those who will be the heroes the future will need. Ben Taylor does not know the true purpose of the school. His father left him at Fairhaven and disappeared. Every night Ben has the same nightmare. A winged creature of scale and claw carries him through a night lit by two moons before dropping him into deep dark water. When Ben goes to see the Principal of Fairhaven about his fear of water, Miss Templeton gives him a simple test. Fail the test and he will go to a new school next year. Unexpected things happen and that very day Ben ends up being sent through a portal to a world full of water. Ben’s journey does not make the Principal happy. In fact, most people, including Ben think a huge mistake has been made. The first person Ben meets on Lushaka is a Mermaid named Charla who doesn’t care for humans. Yet she travels with Ben and a human boy named Jared in a quest to stop a war between humans and mer. They find a danger that no one imagined. Their survival depends on Ben discovering the secret of his own true self.