|Design by Marie Land|
Your life is a puzzle. Fit all the pieces
A man wakes up on the ground. He can’t remember who he is, where he is, or why he has just woken up in the early morning dawn on a small and uncomfortable patch of grass next to a marina. His first goal, find out where he is. The second and most important, who he is.
With no recollection of his name, and nothing in his pockets save a wallet containing a business card for a construction company, a single key and a small amount of cash, he has no alternative but to start on a journey to find himself.
On his journey to re-discover his identity, he comes across a collection of seemingly random items that he hopes will point him in the direction to find out who he used to be. Amongst them:
A strange quote tattooed on his inner arm, All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untraveled world
An old and faded black and white photograph with two children in a playground
A turn of the century engraved gold pocket watch
A scrap of paper with a handful of letters and numbers.
Even more strange, why does he continue to have a recurring dream? One that takes place in a strange circular room filled to the rafters of a vaulted ceiling with books, and a window looking down on a burning and destroyed cityscape. Inside the imagined library, the man comes across strange old-fashioned objects – things made of gears, springs, clockwork and some seemingly magic, along with cryptic messages written in the ancient leather bound books and papers scattered about the room, all which offer clues to his past. The only two constants are a filigreed wrought iron key with a label attached by a golden ribbon, and a locked wooden door that try as he might, will not open.
The man has a strange and fleeting encounter with a man in a bar, causing him to wonder about the man’s bizarre reaction to him. A bar that as far as he is concerned, he has never even been in before.
With the help of Eve, a pretty young psychic he meets in a strangely familiar city who tells him he will find answers if he lies down under a starlit sky, questions are asked and the answers lead to some things best left forgotten and some doors of the mind better left closed.
Be sure to check out her website for an excerpt: Under a Starlit Sky
Here is a sneak peek at the cover of The Clockwork Universe; the follow up novel to Under a Starlit Sky. Really great work done by designer Marie Land.
|Designed by Marie Land|
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