Hi. I’m known by my friends as Silé, but my full name is Silvanus, after the god of the woods. In 571 A.D., when this story starts, I was just 14 years old. I grew up on the south-west coast of Elba in a tiny village, dominated by Mount Aquila with its eagle-shaped outcrop.
A visit to the Bern’s Historical Museum in August 2012 gave me some insight into living conditions in Late Antiquity – facts I need for establishing my story’s background.
Could this be Silvanus’s mother?