It’s been 45 years since the end of the Zurvan reign. The Earth is a peaceful planet where solar panels cover the deserts and green pastures feed communities who have phased out currency in place of a local trade system. Michael and Melody are benevolent Sararan leaders who have assembled a democratically elected council in Geneva to regulate the less populated world, but a darkness grows in the west. Letters from Native American tribes find their way to the council describing a disturbing resonance near Shaktis sunken palace. With the Zurvan Order having signed a treaty of alliance years before, the royal Immortal couple is puzzled as to the origin of this mysterious demonic signal.
Meanwhile, Melody’s ambassador finds who she believes to be the reincarnation of Pavonis: a young adventurous girl from the Balkans named Devonia. All Melody wants is a pupil to teach, but Michael wants a son, and becomes increasingly weary from both his wife’s reluctance to bear children and his deteriorating mental state from engaging in shadow wars in Africa.
Between Michael’s perception of betrayal he feels from Melody, and his complex emotions regarding his forced indoctrination into the Zurvan Order almost a half century earlier, Michael seeks meaning at his mother’s grave where a former enemy befriends him there; a woman who knew him at his darkest hour, her web of seduction spun and waiting…
Cellar Door Parallax is the much anticipated final instalment in Parker J. Duncan’s Winds of the Immortals Trilogy.
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