Lare'va Lemorte, author
During World War One, an Italian fishing boat pulls a young girl out of the water. The sailors believe the child is a mermaid. From the shock and trauma she has endured, the girl has lost her memory, and with it, her power to transform and kill them. Most of the fishermen want to throw her back. One of them, Emilio, had been wanting to have a family but was unable to. He takes the child to his wife just before he is issued off to war. Because of the war Emilio dies, causing further affliction to the child, leaving her with the desire to change the world and end all wars. But as she grows, so does the uncontrollable monster inside her.