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Pello Island: Cassia
A. L. Jambor
Pello Island Cassia is the first book in the Pello Island Quartet, a dark fantasy set in ancient Rome, contemporary USA, and mythological Mount Olympus, home of the Roman gods.
Can we change our destiny? The answer, according to the gods of Rome, is no. Nona spins her wheel and our fates are sealed within the thread that runs through her fingers; Decima measures the thread, determining length of our lives, and when our time on Earth is over, Morta's shears cut the thread sending us to the Elysian Fields. It is as it should be. Until an arrogant, drunken god hurls his trident at a tiny, inhabited island instead of a lifeless rock, causing a cataclysmic crisis on Olympus.
In Book 1, we are introduced to Cassia. When we meet her, she is a contemporary woman living a strange life like no other. But her first life began long ago in an ancient city ruled by an emperor. As she struggles to make peace with her current incarnation, Cassia recalls her past and the circumstances that led to her existence in 21st century America.
In ancient Rome, Cassia lived on a quiet street in a townhouse attached to her father's shop. At twelve, her father, Quintus, tells her that she is to marry a despicable man. The marriage will elevate the ambitious merchant to a noble status, and Quietus cares not that he will be sacrificing his daughter's happiness to satisfy his own vanity. Cassia's sadness over her fate is not lost on her closest allies - her maid, Novia, and Flavius, the man who runs her father's shop. While they conspire to save her from a fate worse than death, Cassia obediently agrees to marry the man her father chose for her.
Fate intervenes, however, and Cassia is saved from the marriage, but soon, her father is once again scheming to use his daughter to gain a title. As luck would have it, he stumbles across a young nobleman, Darius, a narcissistic blackguard in desperate need of cash, and a bargain is set. But fate intervenes again and Darius finds himself attracted to the lovely Cassia as she falls deeply in love with him. Their union is destined to end in tragedy, though, and events soon lead them both to Pello Island, a prison colony in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily.
The next three parts of the Pello Island Quartet are available on Amazon.com
Darius Pello Island 2
Antonia Pello Island 3
Love's Destiny Pello Island 4
- Publication Date:
- 098541703X / 9780985417031
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Romance / Time Travel