A haunting love story that captures the magic and mysticism of an extraordinary country. Set in Chile, Vermilion Skies follows the life of Milana, a shantytown girl, who struggles with the legacy of an abusive step father, the daily taunts of drug pedlars who lust after her and an imagination fed by books she finds in charity bags. When tragedy tears through the flimsy fabric of her life it is Santiago, a stranger she finds working by the river who will offer her an unusual means of escape. Eligible and aristocratic, Santiago is an artist on the brink of fame who is trapped in a nightmare of his own. While their love will drive them across continents, shattering all the barriers of convention, Santiago and Milana discover themselves to be the innocent victims of an appalling crime and a secret that threatens to devastate their relationship... As the plot weaves its remarkable story, the reader will be gripped and moved by the unravelling of the human spirit in search of love. A magical and passionate tale to be enjoyed by any age.