The Divine chronicles
In the dead of night, Bertie walks the corridors of Macmillan’s Hope and Sanctuary Hospital befriending the dying, letting them know they are not alone, that they have not been forgotten.
Is he an angel, there to guide them on to their eternity, or is he just a kindly hospital porter giving those so close to the end a little hope?
Bertie is both of these things and he is neither.
He is the guardian of the afterlife, guiding those recently passed back to a time in their life where they were the happiest.
Bertie isn’t the only one with abilities he cannot explain, and he isn’t the only one for whom the sands of time do not flow. Who is the man who finds him in his dreams, and why does he reach out to him?
Sophie lies frozen in her hospital bed. Only able to blink and think she is the victim of Locked-in Syndrome. When she receives a book for her 30th birthday from her grandfather a family secret which has remained hidden from her is unearthed, but she also has secrets of her own.
Billy has suffered from a sleeping disorder his entire life. Over medicating himself on alcohol each night he is fighting his body's way of telling him there is more, that his evolution is not yet finished.
There have been whispers down the ages of men untouched by time. Able to speak any language, fit into any society, disappearing and reappearing centuries later...the Divine.
Half a century ago a book was published. Masqueraded as an autobiography this book depicted the life of a man who was impervious to harm and unaffected by the sands of time.
God or monster?
Angel or the next step in human evolution?
Still he searches for more like him.
If you could heal the world what would you do?
1940 - An eighteen year old Peter Chesterfield arrives on Dunkirk beach as part of a rescue operation further inland. On that beach his life will change forever and lead him through time and space on a path he never knew possible.
2018 - Apinya is nine years old, intelligent, inquisitive and with a secret only his Khun pu - great grandfather would understand.
When he is attacked and falls into a coma where he wakes up changes his life forever, connecting him with a family he never knew existed. At the head of that family is a man who Apinya has feared in his nightmares for as long as he can remember.
Spanning 80 years, Peter and Apinya find their lives interwoven through time as they try to get to grips with their abilities and what it means to be Divine.
As the snow blizzard blankets New York City on Christmas Eve, one man has an appointment to get to, an evaluation to undergo. He has heard whispers of a place for people like him, a club so exclusive that in order to become a member you have to be able to survive the night.
This man was once a saint, he was once a lot of things, but these days he just goes by the name Nick.
On the other side of New York, the evaluator waits, excited to finally meet the man who brings so much joy to the children, and to be able to conduct the evaluation into The Phoenix Committee, on this night of all nights, seems fitting.
The evaluator has underestimated his quarry though. He believes tonight will be just another run of the mill interview, but he's wrong, because he's forgotten something every child around the world knows, that Santa can always tell if you've been naughty or nice.
As parties full of festive cheer sound out around the city, Victor Morris and Nick battle it out. One for a place in the ranks of the Divine, the other for his life.