Temple of Dreams
A Novel of Now and Then
by Carolyn Mathews
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 Oct 2019 | Archive Date 25 Oct 2019
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Roundfire Books
Homeless and jobless following the death of his adoptive parents, Sebastian enrols at a college of natural medicine which boasts a sanctuary modelled on an ancient Greek healing centre. After a night in the temple, he dreams of Apollos, a young Athenian defeated in a pankration contest, suffering memory loss. More dreams follow, decrypted by Sybil, the lecturer who insists he keeps a dream journal. Seb is kept busy in the 21st century by a budding relationship with Fliss, which stalls when she tries to persuade him to search for his birth parents. Meanwhile, Apollos, in the fifth century BC, readies himself to attend the festival of the Greater Eleusinian Mysteries, to discover the secrets of how to avoid the perils of the underworld and make it to Elysium.
A Note From the Publisher
A reincarnation from ancient Greece or a mad delusion? Pacy and readable, this imaginative, romantic story of spiritual seeker Sebastian Young carries us along right from the start. Charles Gates, Archaeologist and Art Historian, author of Ancient Cities