Aquila attended one of the most famous opera festivals in the world at the Olavinlinna castle in Savonlinna, Finland. It was built in 1475 to protect Finland (then part of Sweden) from Novgorod (later Russia). Continue reading “Visiting a Middle Age Castle”
See where it’s been…
Aquila alongside Umberto Eco, Paulo Coelho and Viktor Frankl on a bookstall in downtown Beirut!
Aquila – Can Silvanus Escape That God? is a work of historical fiction, set on the Isle of Elba in the 6th century. You can buy the ebook at an introductory price from your favourite supplier through this link. Paperback and audio editions should be available shortly. Continue reading “Available! Aquila – Can Silvanus Escape That God?”
Silvanus is a young lad intent on becoming a man. When his God Aquila smiles on him, Silvanus finds a cave of precious gems. His dreams of buying a boat and fleeing his island home are that much closer! Instead, a series of events lead Silvanus to the bizarre old hermit, Cerbonius. His uncanny wisdom causes Silvanus to question everything he knows about the world, and he discovers his ambitions are far too small.
Plunge into an unfamiliar era of fearful stone gods served by lewd priestesses, an era of piracy, treachery and love, of wars and rumours of wars, and of the constant struggle to survive.
Aquila will be available as an ebook on 14th February 2018. Just click here to pre-order or buy your copy from your favourite supplier.
Well, I think I’m going to take the plunge and self-publish Aquila – Can Silvanus escape that god? Keep a lookout for it in the next month or two!
The amount of advice different people and organisations give is somewhat overwhelming. And often aimed at Continue reading “Going Indie!”
I’ve tried something new – a reading from my WIP, in which the runaway slave girl Virna tells Silvanus how she came by those ominous lashes. If you watch to the end, you’ll even see what she looks like…
Here’s the link.
I’ve done this in aid of a Philippine project to make books available to the general public by opening libraries in public schools around the country.
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Here’s the draft cover for my book. I’d be interested to hear how it comes over. All comments are most welcome.