Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and including direct citations from the play, My heart is The Tempest is the story of Sycorax, a 12 year-old girl wishing to escape from a realm of white and snow, where being dark-skinned and dark-haired like her is almost a crime. After unconsciously awakening her grandmother Miranda to life, Sycorax slowly comes to realize that the colourful land she has always dreamt of actually existed in the past, before being erased from everybody's memory. Now, thanks to Miranda's help, Sycorax can make that land sing again, but she'll have to learn to tame her own rage first, in order to see the insideout of reality - what's beyond ice and snow and their supposedly immaculate truth.
With an accessible but richly visual and lyrical style, My heart is The Tempest is a tale of self-discovery and on learning how to embrace one's own difference, but also a journey through light and darkness, cold and heat, exploring the way these forces impact on a character's thoughts and decisions. The novel is also meant to be the first of a fantasy trilogy, each volume representing a different stage of life, from teenage years (Volume One) to adulthood (Volume Two) and old age (Volume Three), focusing on the themes of rage, vengeance, forgiveness and reconciliation.
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