A Hermit's Secret
About the Book
A Hermit’s Secret tells the story of a lifelong friendship that forms between a mysterious hermit and a high school boy. The hermit, who appears in a rural community of southern Greece with only a guitar, is a total enigma to the local inhabitants. No one knows who he is, or where he has come from. Even his name is shrouded in mystery. He appears to be well-educated and behaves as if he is of noble birth; because he is always instrumental in resolving disputes among local people, he acquires the name Nestor. He befriends a local high school boy, Theovulos—Theo for short—who wants to know the real truth about the world around him. Much later, as an adult living in Chicago, Theo receives a message from Nestor via his cousin in Greece that he is close to death and wants to see Theo before his life ends. Within three days, Theo is on his way to Greece and his final meeting with Nestor, curious but determined. His old friend has summoned Theo to his deathbed not only for comfort, but to involve him in a mystery that will soon reveal the old hermit’s secrets and change Theo’s life forever.
About the Author
George C. Kyros was born in an isolated village of southern Greece. He served in the Greek army for two years and then came to the U.S.A for college. He is a chemist and packaging engineer who currently lives in Illinois with his wife. The events of A Hermit’s Secret are either historical facts or are drawn from his life experiences.