'I will live seven times and I will look for you and love you in each life. Will you follow?' On the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a visiting journalist and a local woman known as Merle are ritually slain. Their deaths echo a moment ten centuries before, when, in the light of the moon, a king was sacrificed, brutally torn from his queen. From that moment on, their souls for ever search to be reunited, coming together fleetingly to reignite their enduring love before being separated yet again and resuming their eternal quest. Beautifully imagined, intricately and cleverly structured, this is a heart-rending and breathtaking love story set across the ages.