The Time Dancer
A romantic tale of time travel, mistaken identities and parallel worlds. When George Drumm falls in love with Esmarelda, he must learn the secrets of the Spiral Map of Time, or lose her to the future. The two leapfrog across the spiral in search of lost cats, missing satchels and each other, and in the process share glimpses of their magical universe with residents of the dusty town of Caliente. More
A romantic tale of time travel, magic, music, dance, mistaken identities and parallel worlds. Can one really navigate the vast sea of Time? When George Drumm, a wandering fiddle player with a thirst for adventure, falls in love with the Gypsy dancer Esmarelda, he must learn the secrets of the Spiral Map of Time or lose her to the future. Meanwhile, Esmarelda is on her own mission. Her beloved pet has been stolen, and her quest to rescue it - and settle the score with her nemesis, Malcom the Master Seer - takes her to forbidden places. She and George leapfrog across the Spiral in search of lost cats, missing satchels and each other. In the process, they share glimpses of their fairy-tale world with residents of the dusty town of Caliente in the Alternate World (our world), "where magic is forbidden." Fans of romance, fantasy, and magic will delight in this whimsical tale of time travel and a magical universe that exists adjacent to our own - just the other side of our dreams.
When her beloved cat is stolen, the Gypsy Esmarelda must travel through time to rescue him. However, what Esmarelda does not know about her cat Audy leads to a quest that brings up her past and defines her future. What is the reason behind his seemingly bizarre disappearance? The secret behind the theft of Audy is one that will rouse past deviants Esmarelda has struggled to escape. Fate guides her to George Drumm. The intrepid fiddler had set out from his home on tiny Sunweir Island to learn about the wandering tribes who left their marks on its cliffs and cairns, and was ultimately taken in by them. Traveling by the Gypsies' magical means, with mixed success, George and Esma traverse the Spiral Map of Time in search of the missing cat, the dastardly Malcom, and each other. In their pursuit, they encounter Gypsy troupes, devious imposters, the Alternate World, magic gone awry, and new friends who foreshadow their future. Romance blossoms along the way, but will George and Esmarelda be together forever, or lose each other in the Spiral Map of Time?
"Gatuskin weaves a delightfully magical story which tricked me into thinking she was from another time, or maybe a Gypsy in a past life,” --Lisa Law, author of "Flashing on the Sixties"
“Gatuskin creates a vivid and bizarre universe, certain to satisfy the appetites of enthusiasts of such authors as Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. Tolkien. -- Michael Bush, Manhattan Theatre Club
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