September 3, 2014
It is always the darkest before the dawn…
At the bottom of the night, in the aftermath of their illicit affair, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Jordan Haldane and Marquessa Sophia D’Amici must confront who they have allowed themselves to be, and who they wish to become. On the run from the dark forces they have evoked, Haldane and Sophia face the mysteries of blood, love and identity.
Imperialist tool and inheritor of an ancient, forbidden legacy, our unlikely hero, Haldane, finds the contradictions of his life increasingly unbearable, as his inexplicable out-of-body experiences continue to occur. Meanwhile, the villainous Aldo makes Sophia an offer she can’t refuse…
Those with evil intent gather and conspire, as the Grail Guardians scramble to prevent the sacred knowledge and advanced technologies contained in Villa D’Amici from falling into the hands of the Illuminati. Cameo appearances by a young Oscar Wilde and Madame Helena Blavatsky add spice and magic to the melange.
“The nature of things is in the habit of concealing itself.”