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Plunge into a world where reality and destiny converge in "Illusion, Through the Never Series Book I" in which famed American archaeologist, Professor Nickolaus Adallyus Piper is thrust along a heart-pounding quest that begins in the steamy jungles of South America and ultimately to a lowly pub in East London where his path crosses that of a mysterious stranger who imposes on him an ancient talisman and a warning the Demon who stalks his nightmares is real and won't cease its relentless hunt until one of them is destroyed.
Duchess Lily Drescher-DuKent, still mourning the death of her mother, joins her cousin Preston to search for his Mum, a devout Catholic recently vanished from an elite mental-health hospital. The only clue is a cryptic message clawed into the ceiling of her room that leads them to Saint Christopher's Cathedral, where Lily is confronted by a priest named Oswald Monk who bestows Lily a golden pendant he claims will guard the seat of her soul from the demonic forces hunting her. Father Mathahay, seeing the pendant, leads the pair to a locked room where he has hidden a masterfully crafted box. Inside they find a papyrus scroll inscribed with an ancient prophecy foretelling the coming of an ancient warrior-god and a great cosmic war. Mathahay confides the scroll dates to the twelfth century and was only recently unearthed by famed American archaeologist, Nick Piper.
Inspector Mason Chase of Scotland Yard believes Piper is guilty of much more than murder when she pursues him in a high-speed chase across London. As her investigation progresses, she is drawn deeper into the mystery of the artifacts, convinced the answers will lead her not only to Piper and Lily Drescher-DuKent, but will unlock the secrets of her own curious past and the disappearance of her mother decades before.
Regretfully, Nick and Lily aren't the only ones being hunted. The Dowager Armalai, a cult of assassins centuries old will stop at nothing to capture Mason and bring her before their Mistress, an ancient Evil older than Time.
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