Zachary Knox, a sharpshooter known as "the Bull's-Eye Telepath," heads north in search of gold. On his way he meets Sephy, a magnetic woman on the trail of her lost brother. But on arrival, they find the mining camp is home to a cult. The mine boss, Trevillian, rules the camp like a despotic priest, and at the center of his faith is Hope, an elusive goddess for whom the miners toil, enduring increasingly perilous trials as they pursue her into the depths of the earth. Zack determines to overthrow Trevillian, guided by Sephy's cryptic directions -- until Hope appears and reveals the astonishing future she has in mind for him. With epic force and seductive allegory, The Hope We Seek transports us to a netherworld of danger and allure -- where arduous labor, sustained by unwavering belief, promises an unearthly reward. Rich Shapero once again holds a dark mirror to the passions that drive us, and the extremes to which we go to find meaning in our lives." -- Back cover.
"The Hope We Seek is the third release from Library Journal acclaimed author, Rich Shapero, and is a novel enhanced with original music and fine art. The result is a fully immersive storytelling experience." - Letter from Brian Courtney, Publisher/President, TooFar Media.
"To tell his story, Shapero fuses his provocative novel with hypnotic, original music -- featuring the vocals of Marissa Nadler -- and the visionary art of Donald Pass. The result is a riveting and fully immersive storytelling experience." - CD container.
Music CD : Songs from the big wheel. Bring me more -- Pure and chaste -- Give hope your heart -- Swing that sledge -- See what you are -- Hope's not here -- Farther down -- Come to me -- Hope, take me home -- At the shift's end
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