Written in the 1st person you are treated to the mind wanderings of the "Cardinal"; an Immortal being proudly telling you about himself whilst being hounded by an owl....
In his first musings I was left bereft at the damnation of immortality as he portrays his life.
There felt, to me, an undertone of religious faith vs scientific truth here... showing the great divide - giving me things to ponder.
The twist in the tale is a sad one.
Mr Jeffrey Kosh is so poetic in his delivery I was left feeling melancholy but in a truly relaxed way. He also manages to put such great information into his stories I was left educated, enlightened and entertained.