K.D. Berry - WINNER - Sir Julius Vogel Award 'Best New Talent' 2012 Halleday had a pretty good scam running at the Fountain of Forever, peddling the promise of youth to the credulous, the old and the desperate. The thing is, ever since he took on the enchanting Persephone as his assistant, the Fountain seems to be working, and he doesn't know why. Time is on the move. Little bits of time shifting about of their own accord. It's up to temporal agent, Merrivel, to find out what is causing these eddies and ripples in the timestream, and then do something about it. But he has his own secret agenda. It's personal, and strictly against the rules. Time is just what Vilnius Baccarat needs. Thirty years after his wish was granted, Storm is on his trail to collect the debt, and she won't give up until she succeeds. Can the Fountain of Forever save him before his time runs out? If time could be spun, measured and cut, who should decide the length of the thread? Persephone has her own ideas about that. And it's about time.