A quirky tale of romance and rebellion set on the bewitching islands of The Archipelago. Here, a set of unique conditions has given rise to some of the planet's more bizarre and threatening species. Now with the citizenry in imminent revolt, what are the chances of human society surviving on the islands? Can the fragile social order be preserved and the future of humanity secured, or will the words of one rebel leader prove to be prophetically true, 'Man is basically aquatic; it was a mistake ever to set foot on land.'?