He’s reckless, impulsive, and barely eighteen, but Flynn Arcturus is the best damn pilot on the ocean floor. In his short lifetime, he’s dealt with angry sea dragons and seductive mermaids, but nothing could have prepared him for the death of his parents.

Flynn’s parents aren’t the first to die under mysterious circumstances. Many residents of Seahaven, the domed underwater city where he lives, are getting killed by seemingly random acts of misfortune. When he investigates, he discovers an ancient threat, imprisoned for centuries, that once again endangers Seahaven.

Equipped with superb piloting skills and an extraordinary ship built by his genius brother, Flynn may be the only one who can save Seahaven. But when he discovers what he’s up against, he realizes he’s out of his depth.

After eighteen years on the ocean floor, Flynn Arcturus finally leaves his domed city behind and explores the ocean depths. He expected the deep-sea pirates and giant squid, but not ancient ruins revealing long-buried secrets about his people’s violent past. When he investigates, he discovers a lost city once inhabited by his people, and the one responsible for its downfall has reawakened.

Flynn has three companions, but will they help or hinder him? Tasker, a genius inventor, prefers books to battle. Lycia, a sorceress with forbidden magic, seems all too willing to betray him for her own agenda. And Kylara, a female assassin, seems more interested in killing him than helping him. Together, they are all that stand against a centuries-old menace and enemies more numerous and powerful than they could have imagined.

Nineteen-year-old deep-sea adventurer Flynn Arcturus and his companions couldn’t be more excited after discovering a powerful azuran artifact in an ancient tomb, until it starts turning them into mindless killers. The cursed item could mean the end of Seahaven if lost or destroyed, and a nation of azurans have put the domed city under siege and are hunting them down to ensure that happens.

The only solution rests in Graveport, a distant underwater city teeming with cutthroat members of every humanoid race in the depths. On the run from a legion of foes, Flynn and the others must withstand the artifact’s influence as they cross a monster-filled ocean. If they reach the city, they might have a chance, but other forces are working against them.

This FREE novelette (only 5 chapters) is a prequel to The Secret Depths Trilogy.

Seventeen-year-old Flynn Arcturus has seen many things during his short lifetime on the ocean floor, but he’s shocked when he discovers the remains of an ancient civilization. With other treasure-hunters not far behind, eager to plunder precious artifacts for their base values, Flynn explores the ruins. Unaware of the deadly traps and defenses within, he hurries to discover what secrets the ruins hold before they’re plundered, and soon realizes that solving those mysteries may cost him his life.