Beyond the Gates of Hermes
Determined to discover the truth behind a trauma in his past, physics professor Winston Sloane travels back in time to Italy in 1611, followed by his precocious daughter, Illawara. There, he comes up against dark, powerful forces that endanger them both. Can Winston uncover the truth while protecting his daughter? Or will the forces he has unleashed destroy them both?
Physics professor Winston Sloane is desperate to discover the truth behind a trauma in his past that continues to haunt him. But the only way to find the answers he needs is to travel back in time to Italy in 1611, using an ancient Pagan device he has unearthed: The Hermeporta.
But Winston doesn’t travel there alone. His precocious daughter, Illawara, and her friend Hermes follow after him. As Winston tries to solve the mysteries of his past and seek an audience with Galileo himself, he comes up against dark, powerful forces and formidable adversaries that put both him and his daughter in danger.
Can Winston uncover the truth while protecting his daughter? Or has he unleashed forces that will ultimately destroy them both?
This thrilling adventure story is the first in a series that combines historical and fictional characters in a narrative of high-stakes, time travel, and elements of fantasy.