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This edition is currently out-of-print.alternate cover image of B0092QFMH4Can we change our destiny? The answer, according to the gods of Rome, is no. Nona spins her wheel and our fates are sealed within the thread that runs through her fingers-MoreThis edition is currently out-of-print.alternate cover image of B0092QFMH4Can we change our destiny? The answer, according to the gods of Rome, is no. Nona spins her wheel and our fates are sealed within the thread that runs through her fingers- Decima measures the thread, determining length of our lives, and when our time on Earth is over, Mortas shears cut the thread sending us to the Elysian Fields. It is as it should be. Until an arrogant, drunken god hurls his trident at a tiny, inhabited island instead of a lifeless rock, causing a cataclysmic crisis on Olympus.******Part 2 of the Pello Island Quartet is the story of Darius, the selfish nobleman who, after he is found guilty of murder, leaves a heartbroken Cassia when he is sentenced to spend five years in a Roman prison colony for the crime. Darius life is about to change forever and after a rocky voyage to Pello Island, he meets a woman who will change him, too.*Life on the island is hard for the spoiled patrician, but Livia, a woman who has been on Pello Island for many years, sees something in Darius that causes her to take him into her home. Livia also has a secret, and as they get to know each other, Darius comes to care for her, and she brings out the best in him. Darius also proves himself to the other islanders by killing a man who has been terrorizing them. His new found fame brings him new friends, friends he will need when he is faced with a terrible emotional blow.*Six months pass, and as promised, Cassia arrives on the island. She brings supplies and a friend, Amatus, who is in love with Cassia. As Cassia and Darius become reacquainted, Amatus tries to ignore his jealousy, but when it becomes evident that Darius is undergoing a sinister change, Amatus need to protect Cassia surpasses his better judgment. Darius has abandoned Cassia and their daughter, Dulcia. One day, as Amatus watches her bathing in the river, he cant resist the urge to be with her. He enters the water and soon they are in each others arms.*Darius, too, has found another - a prostitute named Antonia. From the moment Darius sees her, he is drawn to her, and when they come together, their passions explode. But as Darius, who is suffering from a malady that is slowing taking his sanity, sinks into madness, an event is about to take place that will not only change his destiny, but everyone elses, too.