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Critically acclaimed author and science journalist tells the page-turning tale of a boy haunted by dreams of times he never lived and his courageous journey to disentangle fiction from reality. An expert at treating post-traumatic stress disorder, Dr Wolstone is accustomed to seeing one soldier after another in his office unhinged by the horrors of war. Children, if they turn up at all, are left in the waiting room. It is therefore a surprise when Adam arrives.Sent by one of the most respected child psychologists in Boston, Dr Wolstone doubts the referral has been made in error but questions how much help he can be to a ten-year-old. It is only when the boy begins describing reoccurring nightmares of days long gone that the psychiatrist realises his new patient may not be as different from the troops he usually treats than he initially seems.Determined to help, the doctor plunges into the world of Adam's vivid imagination and quickly finds himself in a race against time to make sense of an epic that spans centuries and cannot possibly be true.