Two women connected by the same musical soul are transposed across time into each other’s world by the mysterious forces of a priceless 18th-century cello. A story of music, history, and love that finds a way to conquer the barriers of time.
In the final instalment of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie search for the music neither can complete on their own.
Finding themselves living three centuries apart and each assuming the identity of the other, Adeena and Katharine must overcome their own unique challenges, all the while hiding the truth of who they really are from those around them.
Adeena is pregnant in Scotland following the slaughter at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. Her husband James Drummond and his brother John Drummond, are being hunted as Jacobite traitors by the revengeful butchers of King George’s Hanoverian army.
Katharine meanwhile awakes in the year 2019, confused by even the simplest of technologies and overwhelmed by the strange customs of the modern world.
Pregnant from an unknown father, and uncertain about whether true love lies in the past or present, she finds respite in her music and the only thing familiar about this strange place – the Duncan Cello, now a prize artifact of the National Gallery of Canada.
Through it all, Adeena and Katharine find a way to compose a score across time that reflects the turmoil in both their lives – The Heart Beats in Time. And together they will see the story through to the final bars.
Audiobook read by Bethany Mason, Tom McLean, Louisa McLean and Erica Vogt.
Original music by Paul van Geldrop, Ania Hejnar, Marc Moretti and Alex Gheorghie. Lyrics by Steve Moretti
Vocals: 'The Heart Beats in Time' and 'Song for a Lost Kingdom' performed by Ania Hejnar. 'A Foolish Man' performed by Marc Moretti