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Storyrocket Number

973-375259300

Intended Medium

Television, Movie

Language

English

ISBN

None

Material Type

Book

Funding Platform

None

Location

Paphos, Cyprus

The main action takes place around the area known as Aphrodite's Rock
Era

Recent Past

The story begins in 1991 at the start of the First Gulf War and moves through to 2011
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Logline

The Mistress of the Rock is a possessive spirit, she does not give her affections lightly.

Synopsis

In 1991 Corporal Richard Cole flew to Cyprus to join the fight to liberate Kuwait. Whilst heading to base camp, he passes over the wonders of Cyprus. His first glimpse of the island takes him past the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. Knowing little about the history or legend of the Rocks and Aphrodite herself, but in the knowledge of her being a Goddess. On his way to the fray he offers a silent prayer to her asking for safe passage and return to those he loves dearly.
The liberation of Kuwait goes to plan even better than expected but just as he is preparing to leave he is called upon to accompany his sergeant on a scouting mission to a road called Highway 80. Here he experiences for the first time the true terror of war and is deeply affected by it as his mind reels from what he observes. Haunted by the images he turns to the solace of his imaginary goddess, she answers his prayer.
Richard returns to Cyprus some 17 years later with his wife Julie, initially for a holiday and a break away from the now grown up offspring, with the hope that they can ignite ‘the love story’ of their relationship, which has drifted away from them over the years. This holiday is their chance for time to themselves and what better place to chance to rekindle the magic, explore again their inner feelings and fall in love all over again but on the Island of Love. This is for them a second honeymoon!
After meeting with an old friend from the Kuwait war, Peter and his wife Sheila, Peter’s impromptu mystery tour of the island triggers a chain of events that Richard is compelled to follow and a chance discovery turns Richard from love struck tourist into a budding entrepreneur, and then to a man possessed. As he challenges his own mind to what he sees, what he believes and what he wants.
For what he discovers has lain undisturbed for 5,000 years and it should have stayed that way. Because the secret is out and he has no way to control it, with all that he loves, about to be tested, beyond anything that he could imagine.
Setting up a small business surrounding Aphrodite’s Rock, giving the beautiful location well deserved and newfound recognition, Mr Lukas, a man with a secret himself, intervenes. Allowing Richard to carry on his enterprise as long as he gives some of the money back to the community
In this selfless act of bringing tourism and recognition to this unique and remarkable part of the world, showcasing a mystery that had gone unnoticed for many centuries even by Cyprus’ own habitants, Richard, unaware of his actions, reawakens The Goddess of Love herself, Aphrodite!
Julie, confused and unsure of this new chapter in their lives, decides to return to England, the honeymoon over, and to take stock of her life and her kids, before deciding to fall into Richards’ idea!
Embroiled in the legend Richard is no longer living in a fantasy, he is dealing with the raw truth that what he has uncovered is slowly but surely destroying him and all that he loves. But he has no way to stop it or control it. The nightmares that haunted him years back now mix with his present day ones and slowly he finds himself losing control.
Aware of his friend’s dilemma Peter steps in to take over; Sheila Peter’s wife sensing the real possibility of breaking out of her own rut and the financial benefits of the scheme, concocts a plan to finally drive Richard over the edge.
On the Island of Love, the story of Aphrodite takes on a new twist and the legend that is the Goddess moves from myth to reality.

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  • Myron Edwards

    Myron Edwards The saga continues coming this summer - SCYLLA The Revenge She's back and this time she has brought a friend !

    5 months ago -

  • Myron Edwards

    Myron Edwards The saga continues coming this summer - SCYLLA The Revenge She's back and this time she has brought a friend !

    5 months ago -

  • Paul Wade

    Paul Wade I started to read this book with a taste of anticipation having been to Cyprus a few times and I was not disappointed. An intriguing start that kept me hooked and developed into a great story. I agree with the previous opinions and think it would make a wonderful film or tv series that would be of interest to all. Mistress of the rock cleverly written and presented. A hidden jem. Paul "G".

    10 months ago -

  • Ronald Karasz

    Ronald Karasz Hello Myron, I really like your video. It gives a sense of the story's importance. Maybe you can another one that tells me a little more about the story itself.

    11 months ago -

  • Gail Carter

    Gail Carter Took me a while to get 'hooked', then I couldn't put the book down! Having experienced life in Cyprus, the references to time, getting things done, who you know, and location references are real, not factual. My reading intensified along with the story - wow! Definitely worthy of progressing to film/series, as it includes many emotions and traits - horror, love, intrigue, loyalty, betrayal, adventure, greed, passion, belief, excitement, mystery, fantasy, history and many others. An interesting, intriguing read with an escalation of events towards the end. Thanks Myron - looking forward to reading more!

    One year ago -

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