I was born in a place called Trieste. At the time it was a city-state in its own right, nowadays it's a part of Italy.
I spent the first 18 years of my life bouncing between Trieste and Australia - the latter eventually won.
I discovered the fantasy genre in my thirties and I have never looked back. Sadly I find that quite a lot of the fantasy I come across is quite mediocre, so I have decided to add to it myself - and you, the reader, may judge whether I have succeeded in lifting or in lowering its standard...
When I read a book, I want to be taken on a journey that is at once believable, captivating, completely enthralling and preferably free of clichés. I do not care for formula writing - or formula anything, for that matter.
I want to feel the world depicted on the page and interact with the characters as if they were incarnate before me.
I want to feel, for a time, as if the hero or heroine's flesh is forming itself around my bones, that I am living the tale that is being spun and that I will emerge enriched by the experience.
Perhaps I've set the benchmark too high... but I hope that I will always strive for the heights, even if they are beyond my current reach.
How else am I going to grow?
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Illiom, Daughter of Prophecy
by Claudio Silvano
Illiom, a young woman riddled with fears, chooses to live in isolation. She is unexpectedly summoned by Queen Eranel to embark on a quest to restore the stability of a realm threatened by dark and mysterious forces. She resists furiously. However, given no choice, she must now overcome her fears and, together with six other reluctant Chosen, follow the winding and dangerous path dictated by fate.
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