''Sophisticated and thought-provoking
... an urban fairy tale for grown-ups.''
**GOLD MEDAL - Global Ebook Awards
SILVER MEDAL - Readers' Favorite Award Contest
RED RIBBON - Wishing Shelf Awards
GOLD AWARD - Literary Titan Book Awards
History, mystery, romance and magic ... a whimsical tale about money and its unknown otherworldly origins.**
Rosetta Melki (part-time tarot reader, struggling sole parent and full-time idealist) begins a reading group to examine a fantasy novel, and discovers the book to be anything but fiction.
The book, written in the 1770s by Edward Lillibridge, is a hidden history that reveals the true beginnings of the global monetary system. Lillibridge's story surrounds ancients from a gold-obsessed empire and the sprites they oppress: elfin clan dwellers whose currency of choice is kindness.
A mystical forest ... A forgotten history ... A love that spans lifetimes
Whether discontent in rich and poor will ever make way for a world free of war and poverty, whether anyone can believe enough in humanity's true ancient history to activate the dawn of a benevolent new era, remains to be seen. One thing, however, is certain. Someone in modern times must fulfil a prophecy.
The time-crossing sprites of Lillibridge's descriptions have set their sights on Rosetta, but first they must ensure she meets her one true love. Feet-on-the-ground finance executive Matthew Weissler is hardly a likely candidate -- even less so after their klutzy introduction. He's polished, successful, admired, and is disturbed to find he's being shadowed by an elf.
****Includes detailed Character List
GOLD MEDAL - 2016 Global Ebook Awards USA
SILVER MEDAL - 2017 Readers' Favorite Award Contest USA
(Fiction - Fantasy - Urban)
RED RIBBON - 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards UK|
(Books for Adults - Fiction)
GOLD AWARD - 2017 Literary Titan Book Awards USA
5-STAR SEALS (x4) - 2015 Readers' Favorite USA
What readers are saying on international sites ...
... This book is the book of tomorrow, it will become a classic in years to come ...
The first thing that struck me about Terry's debut novel was her seemingly effortless ability to entwine the contemporary and historical aspects of the story. At times the writing is nothing short of spellbinding, something that is rare these days, and even rarer at the beginning of a literary career.
I have no idea how this is all going to play out, but I do know that Terry hooked me ...
Brilliantly enchanting ... I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
It's not often a book will inspire me to re-read paragraphs, but Epiphany - THE GOLDING's insights were well worth savouring. Both the inner and outer stories were equally compelling, and made for an easy transition from one time-frame to another. Sophisticated and thought provoking ... an urban fairy tale for grown ups.