Epiphany - THE GOLDING

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sophisticated and thought-provoking ... an urban fairy tale for grown-ups. --Avid Ashley (GoodReads)

***GOLD MEDAL Winner
Global Ebook Awards, USA 2016
***SILVER MEDAL Winner
Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest, USA 2017
***GOLD AWARD Winner
Literary Titan Book Awards, USA 2017
***RED RIBBON Winner
The Wishing Shelf Awards, UK 2015
***B.R.A.G. MEDALLION Honoree
Book Readers' Appreciation Group, USA 2018
***BEST BOOK WE'VE READ ALL YEAR Finalist
Read Freely UK 2018

History, mystery, contemporary romance and magic ...
A whimsical tale about money and its unknown otherworldly origins.

ENGLAND 1767
Edward Lillibridge is writing a farewell letter to his son. The controversial author faces trial for heresy after revealing, in a book, the true beginnings of money.

FAST-FORWARD TO 2008
…six months before the Global Financial Crisis rocks the economy. Lillibridge's OUR TRUE ANCIENT HISTORY, published under the guise of fiction, is out-of print, available only at antiquarian bookshops and largely overlooked.
Until now.

Rosetta Melki, an idealist whose hope of starting a worldwide charity has been crushed by her sole-parent struggles, is enchanted by OUR TRUE ANCIENT HISTORY. Lillibridge's tale about a gold-obsessed kingdom (and the sprites they enslave: elfin clan dwellers whose currency of choice is kindness) has ignited a memory Rosetta cannot explain.

Rosettta's website surrounding the reading group she's begun with friends has inspired the emergence of other Lillibridge book clubs. Her own Sydney group meets fortnightly at a vintage bungalow, the rental home she secured to escape a gruesome intruder.

In a more affluent part of Sydney, finance executive Matthew Weissler (polished, successful, admired) has been questioning his slave-to-the-dollar existence and his marriage to a tantrum-throwing shopaholic. And now he's questioning his sanity after finding he's been followed by an elf.

Rosetta’s intruder still lurks in the shadows, but who could the stranger be? A prowler from the suburb Rosetta and her teenaged daughter fled...or a traveller from the past, determined to suppress an ancient memory that will change the world forever?

Table of Contents

Prologue + Chapter One

Submitted: April 05, 2019


The EPIPHANY series alternates between Our True Ancient History (by an invented author) and the lives of those who examine the novel within their book club. The Our True Ancient History chapters
are presented in lighter font/print. No need to adjust your e-Reader--the contrasts promote a smoother reading experience!
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Epiphany - THE GOLDING

"Sophisticated and thought-provoking...an urban fairy tale for grown-ups." - (Avid Ashley). ***MULTI AWARD-WINNING FICTION*** History, mystery, contemporary romance and magic. A whimsical tale about money and its unknown otherworldly origins.