J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis are but successors to William Morris. Tale of quest, adventure, magic and war set in an invented age and in the invented world of the author's own imagination. Lots of very old-fashioned archaic English.
A strange creature haunts the fishermen and pearl divers of the La Plata Bay. The superstitious local villagers call it the Sea Devil. When a pearl merchant decides to capture the strange being at all costs, the truth turns out to be far more tragic and complex than anyone had imagined.