Authors' Pages:  Gerald Spencer and Marcela Basteri
Book Synopsis: The Watchers
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Verona, 2006
All works copyrighted, Gerald Spencer 2001 - 2006 all rights reserved.The Romeo and Juliet
Chronicles, Part 7: The Watchers. Synopsis. Gerald Spencer, author. 305 pages.*

A zealous religious group, seeking relics, fails at entry to a long shuttered shop through an adjoining
bakery. In an arcade in an old section of Milan, Italy, the small group tries to batter, then burn, down the
shop's wooden door. The fire ignites the gas leak they caused. Some neighboring shops are badly
damaged in the explosion but the goal of their efforts is intact. The owners are contacted by police the
night of the "apparent bombing." They are the latest branch of a very large family, the Sabatini, the
1,750th generation in a long line of vintners, merchants, historians, including Josephus: bureaucrats and
collectors of many things.

In this current age, the family includes music and fashion. Ruled by tradition and lore, older than the clay
tablets and scratched stones that occupy long unopened drawers in cabinets of the Sabatini holdings,
they are governed more by genetics than any commandment; the bloodline is everything. They are
human, with human needs and passions, as human as the souls they watch that transition from body to
body over the millenia. The latest two generations have been busy, the pair for whom they watch, then
shepherd, appear twice in less than twenty five years; causing some to believe this world spins closer to
its end, causing a rift in the family and a mutiny against time honored traditions.Gian Como Sabatini,
Giani, becomes the newest of this family where the daughters have sight of past, present and future. The
sons have the sight of a "present that is kept behind locked doors," in darkened rooms, shadows and in
hearts; they see things as they are, not as they appear.

Giani meets Cynara, the love of his young life, while at university in Venezia. He sees nothing but love in
Cynara, he is blinded by that love. His father, Uriel, insists his son return to Milano after graduation,
Giani is able to see the now pregnant Cynara only on weekends and holidays. In becoming "head" of the
family, he learns he will be watcher to a special child born to the pair of souls they watched here twenty
generations past. Being with his love in Venezia will be impossible, he must stay in Milano for this
watched pair are manipulated to come there; now. On a surprise trip to Venezia, Giani tries to persuade
Cynara to leave that city for Milano, marry him. She cannot, revealing she is . . .(Full synopsis available
on request.)

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