Waking up together every morning might be a blessing for old married couples, but for John and Irene it’s definitely a curse. He’s a professional thief; she’s a law-abiding historian. But deep beneath Berlin in a forgotten crypt they’ve managed to awaken an ancient power that won’t let them get away from each other. No matter how hard they try, no matter how far they run, every time they fall asleep, they wake up together again.
To make matters worse, somebody from Europe’s criminal underworld is also looking for this artifact…and they will stop at nothing to get it. As John and Irene begin to work together to uncover the relic’s secrets, they find a sinister parallel to the fate of a 19th century Prussian emperor and his enigmatic wife. Perhaps there is something more to this “marriage curse” than just waking up together every morning; perhaps the very stability of Europe hangs in the balance. Exploring crypts, castles, and lofty cathedrals in their search for answers, can John and Irene unravel the secrets of the relic’s power before the darker side of history repeats itself?
Based on true events from both past and present, the Binding combines history, mystery, and adventure in a timeless tale of love, greed, suspense, and a little bit of magic.
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When Wenchel follows a map left in an old, forgotten Bible, he steps through a gateway into a world where dragons and flying cars share the skies, goblins prowl the night, and a magic castle waits for its king to return. Reluctantly joining a quest to stop a mysterious threat to the land of Shift, Wenchel soon discovers that, in a world where faith can control miracles, the most ordinary of things can lead to the most extraordinary of adventures.
When Mary wanders into the world of Shift, she finds herself with more adventure than she bargained for, and Renaud finds himself with more trouble than he can handle. Lost in a forest and surrounded by an army of ferocious trolls, Mary joins forces with the swordsman and his small band of adventurers. Soon the two are separated from their friends and faced with a desperate quest: to protect a group of helpless children from the marauding enemy. But there is more at stake than just rescuing the innocent and repelling the enemy, because behind this army of monsters lurks an even more dangerous foe.
The city of Samsara beckons like a shimmering beacon of splendor high in the mountains of Peace. Upon arriving, however, Wenchel and his friends find themselves in the most undiplomatic of situations. Embroiled in a civil war, the city is anything but the safe and scenic waypoint for their next adventure.
Rescued from a half-mechanical komodo and his army of drone soldiers, the companions soon find themselves joined by Captain Grolit, a short-tempered rifleman, and Jeremy, an unfortunate boy caught in the middle of the fighting. Racing through the city toward a fateful meeting with the one woman who offers hope of escaping the enveloping turmoil and intrigue, our companions discover that nothing is as it seems in the city of splendor and illusion. Can Wenchel and his friends find their way to safety before a power-hungry tyrant closes his grasp over the entire city?