An ominous high crag on the Isle of Elba is known as l’Aquila, because it is reminiscent of an ever watchful eagle.
This novel follows the adventures of Silvanus, a teenage lad growing up under the sharp eye of Aquila the Avenger, an embodiment of the supreme god Jupiter.
Life changes for him when he is joined by a runaway slave and they happen to meet the wise old hermit Cerbonius, an exile from the invading Goths, who lives in a cave. Read the Teaser.
The idea for this book arose after an amazing hiking holiday on Elba in May 2012, together 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.
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