Homeless and jobless following the death of his adoptive parents, Sebastian enrols at a college of natural medicine which boasts a sanctuary modelled on an ancient Greek healing centre. After a night in the temple, he dreams of Apollos, a young Athenian defeated in a pankration contest, suffering memory loss. More dreams follow, decrypted by Sybil, the lecturer who insists he keeps a dream journal. Seb is kept busy in the 21st century by a budding relationship with Fliss, which stalls when she tries to persuade him to search for his birth parents. Meanwhile, Apollos, in the fifth century BC, readies himself to attend the festival of the Greater Eleusinian Mysteries, to discover the secrets of how to avoid the perils of the underworld and make it to Elysium.
A reincarnation from ancient Greece or a mad delusion? Pacy and readable, this imaginative, romantic story of spiritual seeker SebastianYoung carries us along right from the start.
Charles Gates, Archaeologist, Art historian, author of ‘Ancient Cities’
Carolyn Mathews engages us from the start and we’re with Seb all the way as he doggedly peels away the layers of intrigue that have shrouded his life to reveal the truth about himself. Temple of Dreams is fresh, honest and life-affirming – a feel-good read in the best sense of the term.
Joe Laredo, Translator of ‘The Outsider’ (Camus)
A really well written book that transports you through time to Ancient Greece. The story flowed well in both time zones and was led by a cast of great characters.
Emma Gardner, NetGalley
I thought this was a beautifully woven story about a man trying to piece together his life after the death of his adopted parents and to find out who he is whilst he has dreams and memories of a man in Ancient Greece. It was a really interesting and engrossing read.
Lindsay Adams-Riley, NetGalley
This is a beautifully written book, which can be read and enjoyed equally at two levels. One, the plight of Sebastian and how he overcomes the difficulties life has thrown at him in the here and now, but for some this will be a story of great spiritual and philosophical depth, a rewarding glimpse of the workings of the spirit within the soul of man. I loved the book and can’t recommend it highly enough.
Veryan Williams-Wynn, author of ‘The Spirit Trap’