The twenty-first century origin of Michael Christensen is nothing but a shadow to him. His world has become the fields of his fifth-century British community. In the five years that he has spent in the ancient world, he has married a Roman, gathered and built a community, cultivated the land around it, and defended its walls against the relentless Saxon invasions. Despite the outward harshness of life, he has found happiness.
The return of an old acquaintance changes all of that. Virgil, a man Mike had thought had disappeared forever, returns and reawakens everything about which Mike has forgotten, primarily the pursuit that brought him back in time in the first place: the pursuit to redeem and perfect Western Civilization. Before Mike knows it, he is again caught up in the quest. Now, more than ever, Mike and his party come face to face with the demons bent on destroying his efforts, and he realizes that perhaps the most dangerous demons come from within.
This follow-up to the novel Forth From Eden, set in one of the darkest nooks of Western Civilization's history, explores the struggle between a group of individuals and their draw toward idealism. They set out to establish utopian society, but, as time goes on, they come to realize the mission threatens the quiet, domestic life each holds so dear. In the end, they must all make a choice, of which the consequences could be far-reaching.
Although Pursuing the Sun is a continuation of the story found in Forth From Eden, it is written to stand as its own, and can be read independently of its predecessor.
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