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The desperate wish of a half-Egyptian half-Minoan boy, who crafts a granulated gold starfish pendant in 1886 B.C. to honor his mother, is the heart of this novel.
It is an epic journey filled with intrigue, romance, thievery, murder, and natural disaster over the course of four thousand years.
A riveting modern mystery weaves in and out of an ancient mystery. From the royal workshop of King Amenemhet II of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt - to the Bronze-Age world of the Minoans and the horrific volcanic eruption of Santorini - to the professor who discovered the ash-covered village known today as Akrotiri - and to our unrelenting modern-day heroine, Krista, who uncovers the truth - the reader is swept along an amazing and breathtaking journey.
Krista's unforgettable cruise in the Mediterranean is shrouded in mystery.
This novel is based on historical and geologic truth. The reader will enjoy a fresh approach to an enduring enigma. While focused on the human drama in the lives of several fascinating ancient characters, the reader is given a ground-zero view of one of the greatest volcanic eruptions of all time. Through the eyes of the nature-loving, sophisticated, and technically-advanced Minoans, who were living in the midst of geologic madness, the reader gets a glimpse of what is likely the birth of the legend of Atlantis.
©2007, 2010 Renee Louise Johnson Pitts (P)2013 Renee Louise Johnson Pitts
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