Illiom does not know who she is. All she knows is that she harbours an ability that terrifies her.
Once, in self-defense, she blinded a man who had meant her harm. To this day she does not understand how it happened. There is a power lurking inside of her, but without understanding and some measure of control, this power could easily prove lethal, especially in a society that frowns upon magic and power.
So Illiom lives alone, far from others, lonely in a way only someone like her can understand. Unseen, unrecognized, unloved she lives in a place of harsh and unforgiving beauty, waiting for a change that may never come.
But, of course, change never fails to come...
For Illiom it arrives in the form of Tarmel, a Rider of the Queen's Black Ward who bears a summons that forces her out of her self-imposed isolation and onto a quest into the heart of mystery itself.
Book One in the Destiny of Fire series follows Illiom as she comes to term with being singled out as one of the seven "Chosen" and accompanies her as she follows a trail bent upon leading her into deepest darkness.
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About the Author
His background is non-academic, his education coming to a premature end in his third year of high school. As a result he is largely self-educated, for which he is mostly grateful.
The lack of a formal education has forced him to experience jobs as a labourer, taxi driver, laboratory assistant, deck hand, court interpreter, youth worker, incinerator operator, ice cream manufacturer and community worker with schizophrenics (to mention a few in passing).
His interest in spirituality has led him to explore meditation and shamanism. He has facilitated countless sweat lodges and numerous vision quests and other processes of self-discovery.
He regards his Destiny of Fire trilogy as his magnum opus, the great work of his life, although he is beginning to realise that his well is not yet dry.
He is currently finishing Into Forbidden Lands, the last volume in the trilogy.
You can find out more about him and his writings (as well as contact him) by visiting his site at www.claudiosilvano.net