Gran gazed right through me with a solemn air. ‘We must never give up our search for The Real,’ she said.
Isolated for years as the result of a pandemic and confounded by the bitter rift between her parents, 19-year-old Ana has a numinous experience.
… Everything around me shimmered from within itself. I was bridge, river, riverbed and water falling from the cliff, the aria of water. I was air, breeze and water dust rising. I was mirror to mirrors - looking from beyond mirrors ...
Empowered; Ana travels along the River Gazal to find Cara, her soul-sister from a parallel future, who predicted their lives would conjoin in the West. Her quest is burdened with the secrecy of a confidential letter entrusted to her by Gran for the King of Itaka. Disguising her identity she crosses dangerous bridges between her parents' contrasting realms, battles outer and inner enemies and discovers her gift. She meets Luke, an artisan and twin to a maverick preacher, neither of whom is aware of the other’s existence or their true parentage. As the brothers fight over her, and family betrayals unravel in Itaka, Ana’s deeper quest begins.
This is the mystical journey of a woman who realises the creative power of what is reflected in the heart.