Harper Kidd is a highly respected marine archaeologist. Yet, with the economy in a slump, he's trapped working in an oil company's exploration division. Now, at the ripe age of thirty, Harp is disgusted with his employer's damage to the undersea world he loves, tired of his ATM-card-filching ex, and tormented by beautiful dreams of an undersea lover. It's time for a change and when his best friend, Stick, pleads with him to assist on a deep-sea dig in the Mediterranean, he jumps at the chance.
Harper's sprits are high when they discover the ruins of an ancient civilization, and soar to the heavens when they discover a statue of an ancient pelora, a mysterious hybrid creature said to mediate between the worlds of reality and fantasy-and the very lover who holds the starring role in his dreams.
When the crew discovers the site is teeming with unexploded ordnance from the conflicts in the Middle East, and the excavation turns deadly, Harper must choose between saving his best friend and saving the pelora he's fallen in love with.
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About the Author
Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Ash doesn't conform, doesn't fit in, is epic awkward, and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Ash contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Ash can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much-maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Heartifact by Aisling Mancy This is a novella -- only has 120 pages and it reads in less than two hours. Dr. Harper Kidd an anthropologist is reunited with his best friend, Dr, Maggie (Stick) Gabriel in a recovery expedition. There is a vessel near the Greek Island of Gavdos, just south of Crete. They are joined by Dimitris, captain of the Apestalmenos ship; Michael Thompson, an explosives expert; Spyros Metaxas from the Greek Ministry of Culture; and Andreas Reptis from the National Archaeological Museum. They localize the sunken ship and must bring it to the surface. Meanwhile, Harper has been having erotic dreams with Pelora, a Greek semi-god who has been trapped under the wreckage. This god lives between the reals of fantasy and reality and usually must take a life to be freed. Harper must choose between his best friend, Stick, and Pelora in the process of salvaging the treasure. Told from a weak third person point of view, the book is filled with cliches. The characters are two dimensional and are not believable. The sex scenes are not erotic. But the novella makes for a quick and easy read. I enjoyed it in spite of its shortcomings.