Thalassa, the spirit of the sea, will destroy the Kostis family the moment Saint Nikolaos looks away, and look away he will, said Pappous, if his sons do not honour their ancestor's oath to maintain the Church at Firopotamos.
I did not believe a word of it. But here I am, trying to change my family's fate, a year after my death.
Thalassa is a contemporary story about historical family stories: some spoken, some written, and some hidden away only to come to light when the person who hid them no longer needs to keep them secret.
It is a story about the connections that exist between us, and the fateful decisions we make, whether by coincidence, logic or by the will of a God.
Set over 200 years in the beautiful water-scapes of Milos in Greece, the Norfolk coast in England and the Hawkesbury River in Australia, it is a love-story that explores family ties, grief, loyalty, obligation and love that endures long after those who love have been torn apart.