Evolution is painful…
Mika is a continuous, living energy evolving through generations of various life forms, carrying the memories of every past existence, and eventually, she becomes human. It’s at this stage that she connects with another like soul, Ari, and they find each other lifetime after lifetime. In a battle in Carthage, a Viking invasion of Spain, a super rock band, and into the future.
However, even a love that’s seemingly immortal can crack.
As they struggle to understand their gift (or curse), Mika murders Ari during a crazed, drug–addled confrontation. What was once a love story that spanned lives, becomes a revenge story through the centuries.
While their time might be unlimited, Earth’s isn’t. Will the two be able to reconcile before the end of days? Or will their eternal energy drift apart into the cold, lonely expanse of space.
Similar to David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas or Suzan Weyn’s Reincarnation, AETERNUM explores the unending circle of self-destructive humanity through the eyes of eternal consciousness.
“An adventure of truly unrivaled proportions” -Jeff Helgeson
Robert is an award-winning, produced playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He is also the founder of the AstonRep Theatre Company in Chicago. Most recently, he won the award for best literary adaption of Anton Chekhov’s short story Misery into a stage play at the “Art of Adaptation” festival in Chicago. Over five-years in development, Aeternum is his first full-length novel.