Aquila – Can Silvanus Escape That God?

Silvanus is angry. Perplexed. Afraid.

Angry that his dad made him undertake this precarious trek. Perplexed about the future. Afraid of the fearful stone god, Aquila the Avenger, who haunts him wherever he goes.

His dream? Escape his island prison and discover the wide world. Read more.

Posts about Aquila

Of Gods and Demons
Of Gods and Demons

I woke up the other morning to find this little fellow threatening me with his lightsaber! I had thought he was a wee harmless angel, who just sat there, minding his own business. Had he come to life? What made him so unfriendly, all of a sudden? Or was it, perhaps just me, imagining things? Many people…

Re-Vision
Re-Vision

It’s one thing to say I have completed the first draft of Aquila – all 34½ chapters – but quite another to say my book is finished. I’ve benefitted greatly from the constructive and critical feedback I’ve received over more than two years through kindly colleagues in the Ubergroup on Scribophile and through less tolerant friends at…

Dreaming of the big wide world
Dreaming of the big wide world

I doubt that Silvanus saw many motor boats from his hillside home on Elba. But he certainly watched the birds and shipping. And dreamed of adventure in the big, wide world. Perhaps that is what inspired me to take a day off work and go ‘sailing’ in the MS Panta Rhei on the Zürichsee. In spite…

Published: Aquila!
Published: Aquila!

Aquila – Can Silvanus Escape That God? is a work of historical fiction, set on the Isle of Elba in the 6th century.

An inspiring walk
An inspiring walk

My brain was addled and my neck ached. I had been sitting too long in front of the computer. I couldn’t even motivate myself enough to procrastinate. And then I saw the sun was shining. Why not grab one of the tasty korvapuustit my wife had just baked and head for the woods? Who would have…

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