The astrological mandate begins with details of a bangle and seven-pointed star crafted of the finest gold. They are empowered through the words of a very old mantra read aloud during the tempering process.
According to the prediction, upon completion, the bangle and star are to be carried to a far away land of fire and ice with gold and silver riches dwelling beneath its earthen crust. Amar’s studio roof is failing, and seawater floods the studios. Three young artists assist him during the disaster, working collectively to meet the impractical demands made on him. The last required words from the mantra went unread as rain and wind rushed in.
The four men fight for survival against the storm swept sea on a makeshift raft. The storm snatched up the bracelet and amulet and swiftly plunged them to the bottom of the sea. Through more than nine centuries Mamallapuram healed and the legend of the lost temples grew stronger. The fate of Parees, the sculptors and metal crafter passed into history.
In November of 1861, the bangle and star reappear in Madras, Tamil Nadu India during the Diwali festival. A young man named Raj retrieves them when they drop from the fireworks filled sky onto a nearby beach. The quest begins as does the desire to possess it by twin sorcerers Sanjit and Javed. They are descendants of Parees and will stop at nothing to take the gold jewelry away from Raj.
Raj is obliged to follow the directions of a kind-hearted shaman he encounters. Soon after Agilan tells Raj he will be compelled to leave Madras. The shaman sends Raj home with no active memory of the future he foretold. His inner spirit drives him to join the crew of a clipper ship. And he soon signs on to the Calista, a new ship that will sail a rarely used route to the California coast of North America. As he prepares to leave his family and future bride, Raj is threatened and subjected to trickery. The evil twins are at the root of the intimidation attempts but Raj’s determination to succeed preservers.
A day after meeting with Raj, Agilan travels metaphysically from Madras to a meadow in eastern Oregon and appears before several wild horse harems. His soft-spoken words described a young man from India, who will soon travel great distances over land and sea to visit the colt. The night began to fade, and the shaman placed a diamond-shaped star in the colt’s hoof to ready him for the messenger’s visit. As the horizon showed signs of a new day, he bid the mare and foal farewell and returned to Madras.
As Raj boards the large sailing ship bound for the California coast of North America, events begin taking place on the other side of the world. There an injured colt lingers alone by a lake near the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. The future of the small horse seems tenuous. Until twelve-year-