From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes this tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Following the death of their well-to-do father from a hammerhead shark attack, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island of savage sea creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the squid-faced Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs, unscrupulous rogues, and giant mutant jellyfish to find true love? Jane Austen's biting satire of Regency England is melded with a gothic horror of biting monsters.
"Instead of destroying the integrity of Austen's subtle romance, [Ben] Winters' mysterious chanting natives, sea-witch curses, and undersea habitats move the story into a gothic realm."—The Onion A.V. Club