The novel taking shape here is about a boy growing up in the middle of the sixth century under the watchful eye of Aquila the Avenger, who, he is told, is a manifestation of the god Jupiter. Life changes gradually for him after he happens to meet a wise old hermit living in a cave on the other side of the mountain. Read the Teaser.
The idea for this book arose while enjoying an amazing hiking holiday on Elba in May 2012 with my wife. When I couldn’t find a historical novel about the island (except relating to Napoleon’s brief visit), I decided I’d better write one myself.
I hope to keep you posted on developments as I progress with writing. Comments or feedback are welcome.