"The DaVinci Code meets Steampunk, with Dune flavor crystals"
The Impossible Lover is a provocative mystical journey of self-discovery and peculiar devices. It is the first of the forthcoming 6-part GrailChase Chronicles. In this fast-paced adventure of the mind and heart, our unlikely protagonist, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Jordan Haldane, (a roguish Victorian imperialist tool), is forced to confront two powerful dark brotherhoods when he inadvertently interrupts their nefarious schemes for world domination. He must face his personal demons and awakening to inner potential to protect his beloved Sophia and the ancient forbidden secrets hidden deep within the venerable fortress of Villa D'Amici. Haldane finds himself thrust upon a dangerous quest to unravel the enigma surrounding the Illuminati and the Holy Grail, as Sophia explores the mysteries and responsibilities of love. This wide-sweeping alternative history grapples with perennial questions of the true nature of reality and consciousness, woven in with an exploration of the impacts of technology, memes, archetypes, sexual identity and philosophy in a society caught in the midst of rapid transformation. This genre-bending novel blends elements of Steampunk, Action-Adventure, Romance, Satire, Conspiracy Theory, Metaphysics, Social-Political Philosophy and Ethics into a unique and compelling melange, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers on the edge of their seats throughout. With well-defined and intriguing characters in a highly imaginative plot, The Impossible Lover engages not only those interested in Science Fiction, but appeals to Thriller and Romance fans, as well. Lovers of Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code, Frank Herbert's Dune and Neil Gaiman's Stardust will find much to captivate them in this sassy, intelligent and unpredictable tale. A sexy, existential romp through archetypes, conspiracy theories and alternate realities. #1 Bestselling Free Steampunk Ebook and #1 Bestselling Free Metaphysical and Spiritual Ebook on Amazon The Impossible Lover is Book I of the GrailChase Chronicles, the mind-boggling series of subjective reality and strange technology. Written by Dara Fogel, philosopher and best-selling author of Before the Chase: A Short Anthology, the GrailChase Chronicles challenges traditional beliefs and definitions of reality. "Next time you're ready to nestle into your reading chair and have a good time, this book should be your choice. This book has the Illuminati and the Holy Grail, mystical mysteries and historical figures, two lovers on the run and the fate of all of Europe at stake. If you enjoy the sort of historical revisionism found in The Da Vinci Code, I don't see how you could not love this. Tons of fun!" - William Bernhardt, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Ben Kinkaid Series