The story is over. It's already too late.
At the end of the Turkish War of Independence, a British soldier disobeys orders to return home. Setting out to explore a country he had only known as trespasser, he uncovers danger, mysteries, and magic--adventure, obsession, and true love.
One hundred years later, the soldier's great-granddaughter sits at her great-grandmother's deathbed while the old woman recounts this very tale; it is the last she will ever tell.
Secrets are revealed as past and present collide, and as one woman's future draws toward its inevitable close, another finds hers thrown into uncertainty.