Julia Castro travels to her family's ancestral home in the Azores, after her father's disappearance, to find the islands abuzz with tales of ghost ships, seductive sirens, and a new island emerging from the sea. While searching for her father, Julia succumbs to the bewitching allure of the Azores, and to Nicolau, a fellow musician, who appears to hold as many secrets as the islands themselves. She discovers a place where dreams lie just beyond the horizon, shrouded in mist. History, legend, poetry and myth, are seamlessly interwoven, exploring the line between fate and self-determination, past and present, reality and illusion. The novel is a lyrical evocation of a locale and a people.