The Government of Gondwana
The Sleepers of Lethe
the Second Episode of Miguel Errazu’s
Chronicles of the Greater Dream
A Full Account of Recent Events in Gondwana
Escaping from a secret prison in the middle of a nameless desert, Theseus (Teddy) Managras is flown to Gondwana, the boundless land his grandfather once ruled. In The Riddle of the Seal – the first episode of this great trilogy – Teddy and his companions set out on a perilous journey, closely pursued by the Cyclops, the ruthless leader of the terrorist movement, Ultima Ratio.
In this Second Episode, they reach the Valley of Umbra where, on the eve of a great battle against the Cyclops’ armies, Sub-Commander Eisehu Kipper sends them on a mission to recover the bodies of the Sleepers of Lethe – seven legendary figures that have been resting for close to a hundred years beneath the colossal glacier of Oblivium. Some suppose they hold the memory of all the past.
As Teddy continues his journey, he discovers love, begins to remember his own past and understands at last why his grandfather was sent into exile, why his parents were assassinated, and why he himself had been secretly detained.
What the critics have said:
"An unusual work of high literary fantasy. The author’s astonishing powers of invention propel us beyond time and space, into a strangely familiar world that is a mirror-image of our own. A work of strong humanistic convictions." World Heritage, October 2007