1939, New York. Private-eye Melody Malone is hired to find a stolen
ruby, the Eye of Horus. The ruby might hold the secret to the location
of Cleopatra's tomb - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies.
Can Melody escape the ruby's curse?
New York. River Song, author of the Melody Malone mysteries, is forced
to find a reality-altering weapon, the Eye of Horus - but everyone who
comes into contact with it dies. River doesn't believe in curses - but
is she wrong?
From the top-security confines of Stormcage to the
barbarism of first-century Egypt, River battles to find the Eye of Horus
before its powers are used to transform the universe. To succeed, she
must team up with a most unlikely ally - her own fictional alter ego,
Melody. And together they must solve another mystery: is fiction
changing into fact - or is fact changing into fiction?