A man with a recurring dream, an old haunted Roman villa, a missing priceless pendant, an ancient sibylline oracle, and legendary immortal beings known as the "Waking Ones"--what could possibly connect them?
Psychiatrist Emma Caldwell must discover the secret before it destroys the man she loves. Despite her own conflicting feelings, meddlesome friends, and the sinister influence of a mysterious woman from another age, she and her lover must find the answers they seek...in time to escape the strange destiny that awaits them--locked in the talisman known as The Eye of Forever.
The quest for answers leads across seventeen centuries and four continents. Encountered along the way are such notable historical figures as the Roman Emperor Valerian, Queen Zenobia of Palmyra, Byzantine Emperor Justinian and his Empress Theodora, French writer Charles Perrault, the vagabond seer known to history as Count Cagliostro, British poet Lord Byron, the beautiful Countess of Castiglione, and many more. Settings for the story range from Chicago to the ancient cities of Rome and Alexandria, the lofty oracle of Delphi, the solitary peaks of the Meteora, the Byzantine splendor of Constantinople, and the fabled lost Himalayan sanctuary known as Shambhala. The Eye of Forever mixes history, psychology, the occult, humor, romance, time travel, and mystery in a graceful blend that carries a very unique twist on the Cinderella story.show more