It’s the summer of 1980 and sixteen-year-old Trick Horngold feels like a failure at high school and life. Somehow he’s got to make a fresh start. So when his absentee dad unexpectedly invites him to the island of Antillia, Trick agrees to go. If nothing else, the trip might provide an opportunity for Trick to get back at his dad for being away so much.
But once he arrives in Antillia, Trick finds himself thinking less about his dad and more about the beautiful Nikki Robinson, daughter of a reclusive business tycoon. Nikki introduces Trick to her friends Cat and Kit and their colorful island days. Soon the four teens find themselves entangled in a life-or-death conflict between Nikki’s father and two outsiders bent on revenge—just as the biggest hurricane in decades heads toward their shores.
Taking Shakespeare’s The Tempest for its inspiration, Antillia is story of family and friendship, danger and love, and the tenacious longing for new beginnings.