Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. 1000 of miles away a 20-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army.
Summer, 1915. Viv has been separated from the man she loves; Qayyum has lost an eye at Ypres. They meet on a train to Peshawar, unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives - one that will reveal itself 15 years later when anti-colonial resistance, an ancient artefact and a mysterious woman will bring them together again.
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