an ancient romantic legend comes to light, a force for good tries
to restore its secret sanctity, while a dark one, fueled by a dangerous
obsession, seeks it for personal greed and satisfaction…
thousand years ago in a desert kingdom lived the sisters Anan and
Batu. Anan, the elder was destined to inherit rule one day and marry
the most noble man of the. Anan had to follow her duty; Batu could
follow her heart and be with her lover, Egmath.
they were adolescents, Egmath and Batu met secretly every evening
at midnight near a grove of cypress trees. Under the stars, they
shared their dreams, their ambitions, their lives…and eventually
their feelings for one another. Theirs was a pure love -- a true
love. But just as they were about to make their feelings public,
they realized that Egmath had been chosen as Anan’s husband.
was a loyal and honourable man, and respectful of his kingdom, his
family and his obligations. He accepted that he must do his duty
and prepared to marry his true love’s sister. Meanwhile, precious
time was passing.
evening before his wedding, Egmath spent with Batu. Among the cypress
trees she presented him with an amulet made of mother-of-pearl,
fashioned in the shape of a star with five points and a hollowed-out
center. With their hands entwined and the amulet pressed tightly
in his palm, they vowed their everlasting love to each other. That
night, beneath the magic of the moon and the optimism of the stars,
Egmath and Batu were intimate for the first and only time. The amulet
blazed brightly. It now held the power of true love for whoever
had it and was pure of heart.
following morning Egmath married Anan; not long after, during a
war in a foreign land, Egmath was killed. The amulet, which he’d
strung on a gold chain and promised to keep close to his heart forever,
moved through history into the modern world. The continuity begins
in 2006 when again there are two sisters (Morgan, Cassandra). The
amulet weaves its way in and out of their lives as they determine
its past and seek its promise.
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