what people are saying

Overall Illiom has received an average rating of 4.6 stars over 73 ratings

Destiny of Fire is a great read for those who enjoy fiction with a strong spiritual message.
By Leo Drioli (editor – INNERSELF Magazine, Adelaide SA)
Claudio Silvano masterfully transports the reader into a whole new world of mystical adventure through the age-old battle of Good and Evil, offering valued insight and learning every step of the way. It’s a real page-turner.


All the reviews: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On this page are ALL the reviews that ILLIOM, Daughter of Prophecy has received from all the sites I’m aware of.  These are:

AMAZON.COM

AMAZON.COM.AU

GOODREADS.COM

INKITT.COM


amazon.com reviews

Starting with the latest:

    Really enjoyed Illiom.
By Franki on February 1, 2017
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Really enjoyed reading Illiom. It is wonderful following the characters on their journey and a book full of magic and insight.

Readers who love epic fantasy will enjoy emerging into his world
By Nada on August 6, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Claudio has created a world filled with magic and rich in imagination, the story is layered with symbolism, and deep connections between strongly the depicted characters.  Readers who love epic fantasy will enjoy emerging into his world.  I am looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

yes a keeper
By Jesse G. on May 26, 2016
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i loved it. one of those books that stays with you.

great
By Patricia Kelly on May 21, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
enchanting – a fantasy pointing the way to awareness – depth, something we need more of in us, in society – thank you for the experience

Fantastic Fantasy
By Mark Parker-Roy on April 5, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a sensational debut novel for a gifted author. Fans of Lord of The Rings and Game of Thrones will love the adventure and the intrigue. Exotic locations richly described and fasinating strong deep characters keep you hooked till the final sentence.

Couldn’t stop reading it
By Deepti Kochar on March 8, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
I really loved this book! I read it as part of the Hidden Gems contest on Inkitt and this was the one I voted for. I really liked the character of the protagonist, Illiom as well as the motley group which comes together later in the story. I started reading the book in the morning and couldn’t stop till I finished it around midnight. I haven’t read anything else by Claudio Silvano but I’m looking forward to reading more of his work!

Five Stars
By Gaye Dadd on February 4, 2016
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I could not put it down it was insightful, thought provoking and I can’t wait for book Three.

Captivating, transitional and inspiring!
By Lynda Palai on December 6, 2015
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Captivating, transitional and inspiring! Not only for the story but also for the writing style! Looking forward to completing the journey.

I have just finished Illiom and loved every word of it
By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Claudio, I have just finished Illiom and loved every word of it. You have developed the characters, plot and scenery beautifully. Can’t wait to start the next book in the series. Thank you.

A beautifully written fantasy story
By Amazon Customer on October 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved reading Illiom from its first pages, all the way till its last. It wasn’t just the story that had me captivated, but how beautifully Claudio describes the environments and events that unfold within them. I discovered that some of my favorite moments in this book were the interaction between its characters, so intimate that they gave me the chills, and had me re-reading paragraphs just to experience the moment again.  
This was a fantastic book, and I would suggest it to anyone that likes a mature fantasy story. I now instantly move to the second book for I cannot get enough of Claudio’s beautiful writing!

If you haven’t already picked up a copy of this…
By Michelle Connell on October 22, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of this book, DO IT! Claudio Silvano is so passionate about his main character Illiom, its as if she stands next to him, walks with him and guides his hand to write her story.
Illiom – Daughter of Prophecy, is not just another fantasy novel. It will make you stop and think. It will change your life.
His second book in the trilogy, Keys of awakening has just hit the shelves. Cant wait to lose myself in that one.

good story but slow rendition
By elcie on October 12, 2015
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good story but slow rendition – got to 100% to find out that the story was carried on in another book – quite disappointing really as it could have been finished quicker without all the descriptive word wasting. I will not bother with the second book in the series – there are a lot better to read

Beautiful and Inspiring Read
By Miss Nicola F Taylor on March 29, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This book should come with a warning-reading this book will seriously damage your social life!! I could not put it down and have a serious book hangover now it has ended. Hurry up with the second one please!!
Its beautiful written, the timing is perfect and it is so refreshing to read a book that is enchanting, readable and full of magic but yet still gives you an underlaying message without it being shoved down your throat in a unceremonious manner. I think Claudio has done a fantastic job. Really can’t wait to see what happens next.

Five Stars
ByBeth Clemenson February 21, 2015
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Loved it. Can’t wait for the next one.

Remarkable plot, engaging characters
By Sharanjit Paddam on November 22, 2014
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Silvano had written a remarkable story that was a breath of fresh air in this genre. His characters are numerous but each is rich in depth. The pace of his tale is breathtaking with page after page revealing more and more of the mystery through a plot that is full of surprise. A fantastic first novel and I’m glad that he’s received the funding to finish the trilogy!

Excellent read
By Chrissie on November 17, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Excellent read, it is the kind of book that stays with you, that holds a space inside you. I am really looking forward to reading the next book!

Best book I have read in this genre since finishing the David Eddings sagas
By Jacquie on June 17, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a great read for those who enjoy the magical fantasy genre.
Claudio takes you on a journey that transports you to Illiom’s world. I found this a compelling read and was totally captivated by the storytelling style. I am very much looking forward to the next book in this series. I recommend this to all who love a good fantasy read.

More Please! Suspense, Mystery, Adventure
By daniella todan on March 9, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved the characters, the world, the story and became easily immersed and captivated by it all. It fires up the imagination, opens the heart and keeps you burning to unravel its secrets further.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that is on their own spiritual quest to deeper self discovery. Gift yourself this adventure of a lifetime that continues….What a masterpiece! Thank You Claudio Silvano

Waiting for book 2!
By Amanda on March 3, 2014
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The book is well set up and the world beautifully described. The books pace is slow but it’s made up for by its rich portrayal of characters. Waiting in anticipation for the next installment!

Couldn’t put it down
By Julieo n January 24, 2014
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I loved the story, it kept me involved. Though I kept reading, waiting for something big to happen, & then when I thought it was all about to reveal itself… it ended! I was so shocked, also disappointed. However, I am hanging out to continue the story. Bring on the next book!

It draws you in from the start
By Kalyanni on December 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book, it draws in from the start and takes you on a journey where you keep wanting to know more…..can’t wait until the next book.

A deep and meaningful read
By Louie Gannon on November 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
If you are in touch with who you are then this is a book for you. Some say that the book contains too much detail and takes time to get into the storyline, yet Claudio’s words allow you to loose yourself as you create a rich and vivid picture as the story unfolds. Connecting with the characters you are taken on their journey and Claudio makes clever use of foreshadowing to keep the reader ‘wanting more’. The story is written eloquently and Claudio’s writing is explicit and well thought out. If you like books by Juliet Marillier and Diana Cooper then you are certain to enjoy Ílliom’. The only downside is that I now have to wait for the next instalment!

A long, arduous setup for the story. A story that apparently must happen in the next few books I assume
By Mark Mieczkowski on October 12, 2013
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The beginning started off well enough and this book looked promising…. and then it went flat. This whole book was nothing more than the setup for the tale; but that must be in the next book or most likely books in the series. There was no story in this book. The stage gets set and the players are introduced and that is all. And then it ends. Somehow I continued reading

captivating
By todoman on October 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I found “Illiom daughter of prophesy” to be an exciting and phantasmagorical journey into the spiritual journey we are all on, the hero’s quest. Mr Silvano has woven an intriguing story full of twists and turns that kept me constantly turning the page to see what was going to happen next. I’m looking forward to part two of the trilogy.

Loved It!
By Penny on June 30, 2013
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I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. It was a great story and I would recommend it to anyone. I can’t wait wait to read more of this story.

Illiom Daughter of Prophecy
By Madeline Day on June 26, 2013
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Very much enjoyed his characters & the creation of the world which she inhabits, I’m an avid fantasy fiction reader & found it hard to put he book down!
Also my first ever read via the i-pad!

Loved it! Highly recommend!
By Devanne DiBacco on June 16, 2013
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I very much enjoyed this novel. The character development we see not just in Illiom but the other Chosen is astoundingly great. I saw a few formatting and typing errors but nothing really distracting. I love the depth of th story so at some points i figured out things that took the characters three chapters to get but still, it added suspense that had me turning page after page.
4 stars because of the errors i mentioned. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Great characters and story
By Ian Bland on June 15, 2013
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Illiom is an amazingly believable character, I enjoy the way she is “chosen” and has difficulty believing that. I also enjoy the way the Author has created such a disparate group and brings together all the characters in a believable unbelievable story. More please Claudio!

Thank you!
By Faerie Sarah on June 2, 2013
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Thank you for sharing this story, thank you for a new world to immerse myself in!
I loved it so much! The characters really captured my interest I want to know more about them, I love their unfolding detail! I also loved – ‘Who’ and witnessing the relationship of Illiom and Tarmel blossom.
I have lots of questions, I am going to have to read it again to keep piecing the puzzle together!
Thank you Claudio for inspiring me and sharing your story telling gift with the world!

Great book
ByJessicaon May 29, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I had a hard time putting it down, very detailed writing. Can not wait until the next one comes out!

Could not put down.
By Kindle Customer on May 24, 2013
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Eagerly awaiting the next book!!! Everyone seems to have a secret. Can the Chosen learn to trust each other enough to reveal those secrets.


Oh my, I have just had my best read for a very, very long time. Awesome Claudio.

By OOnagh Scott on March 1, 2013
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Vibrantly, eloquently and masterfully written, this story takes me on a journey, felt to my very core. I was a participant in time (both past and present) within every page. Mmmm, who am I???
Both characters and storyline were skilfully woven through a tapestry of myth and intrigue of times gone by, and yet not?!
I found myself wanting to be the heroine (Illiom), however in the diversity of the colourful archetypal characters, I recognised aspects of myself in almost every one of them. (the romantic in me loved the undertones between Illiom and Tarmel!!)
I was left wanting the sequel – NOW!!!!!
Thank you so much for an exciting, yet intimate journey into myself.
Congratulations! – if this is a start of what is to come, I am so excited for your journey Claudio.

Superb read
By Ros Betts on February 21, 2013
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From the first word to the end of this first volume, it was an enthralling read. Just as I like it. Really looking forward to the second one of the trilogy. Wonderful work Claudio and blessings to you, that you have got it out there!

Rich high stakes thriller with wisdom to share
By Ura P Auckland on February 10, 2013
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Illiom Daughter of Prophecy is a breathtakingly beautiful and exciting book, that has left me ready to sleep outside the bookshop for the next book in the trilogy when it hits the shelves I hope in the near future.
Illiom is a mix of fantasy, metaphysics, a high stakes thriller, and with rich characters placed in an imagined world of rare colour and beauty.The story’s hero Illiom is a wonderful and kind of quirky character that I connected with from the first page. I loved her view of this world we went out into together, and having a great many new experiences with her. All of the characters were engaging and real, and Mr Silvano has shown himself to have a rich and vivid imagination, both for the beauty and detail he captures in an imagined world, and for the clever plot with unimagined possibilities constantly emerging to keep the pace up.But Illiom is not just a wonderful fantasy thriller. It also shares through the characters journies much wisdom that I have accumulated on my inner journey from a variety of sources including personal experience. Like Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist’ and James Redfield’s ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ Illiom is a book that will affect people’s lives.I look forward to books two and three, and I look forward to a movie version to see it all come to life on the big screen, though I am sure a movie won’t be as good as the book.

Fantastic Read
By Sacred Spirit on January 16, 2013
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Thanks Claudio for bringing information forth that resonated deep memories within. Your ease and style of writing is a delight and the words flowed with the energy of love and wisdom. Looking forward to your next book.

Illiom is a cracking good read, there are no clichéd Elves and half baked worlds here
By Murray W Barton on December 12, 2012
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Illiom is a cracking good read. Claudio doesn’t just tell a good story he introduces a whole new world rich with myth, complete and believable. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy to find out what happens next but also I can’t wait to return to Theregon. Illiom makes a welcome, fresh addition to the fantasy genre- there are no clichéd Elves and half baked worlds here.

Set-up novel for more to come
ByMantic Revieweron December 4, 2012
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I would actually rate this about 3 1/2 stars. It’s not a stand alone novel and I thought that some of the description went on too long. There are some intriguing magical aspects, but, for me they weren’t as tight as true magic system. The characters were drawn with individuality and the writing was good. This first novel didn’t have a complete story arc and that will come in other volumes.

WOW!
By martial on November 19, 2012
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Claudio Silvano’s new book is a breath of fresh air. Finally a fantasy that has more depth to it than simply a rocking good story. Easy to read, the book takes you along a fantastic journey into a strange, yet faintly familiar fantasy world that has undertones of mystery, darkness and yes, even romance. The authors mastery of splicing the subconcious and ethereal into his storyline is effortless, his characters are compelling, substantial and have such individual depths. And all this from a first author. I couldn’t put it down….. When’s the next one on the shelves?

please hurry and write the rest!!!
By spiralstar on November 6, 2012
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OMG I was so sad when it finished, can’t wait for the next episode. I really love your style, smooth as silk, beautifully descriptive, diverse believable characters, great mystical storyline and spiritual undertones. I truly did not want to stop reading. I highly recommend it. Claudio is an author to watch!

Outstanding work
By Colin Johnson on October 28, 2012
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Claudio has created something special with this first book Illiom Daughter of Prophecy. An un-putdownable book, outstanding work Claudio, I look forward to the sequels!

A gripping fantasy with passion, heart and spirit
By Sandpulse on October 20, 2012
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What an awesome story!
Exquisitely written.
The story unfolds with depth and drama, and the writing is quite transporting. The characters are finely drawn and full of life. A richly crafted world of five very diverse states bound in a peaceful yet uneasy commonweal. The peace of the past millenium is being destabilised by a mysterious and powerful threat. Seven are chosen by prophecy to penetrate the mystery and confront the elusive forces darkening the world.
This is top class writing and I am very keen to see it in print.
We are in capable hands here. The next book promises to be even better as the narrative develops.

Destiny of fire is flaming great………
By Darlene on October 10, 2012
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If you are looking for a read that takes you for a ride, hand in hand stride for stride with the characters ,then look no further.The story may be set in a fantastical time in the past,yet it has you relating to the characters and fires your imagination through every turn of the page.It keeps you spell bound,as if the magic within the story also has its way with you.
This is not only a book that takes you on an adventure of mystery and intrigue,it also gifts you with insights and wisdom that only one who has a deep understanding of the mystical aspects of life ,could share with us through story.
That this tale has been woven by a first time author is hard to believe.I highly recommend reading this if you enjoy having a story impacting long after you have put it down.Be one of the first to discover this author .

I will certainly be buying the next book!
By Martin F Quinlan on October 9, 2012
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This book is well written, has a great storyline and cannot be put down. I really enjoy the book and will certainly be buying the next two in the series. I think we have discovered a new author whom I hope has many such tales to give to us.

More please!!
By Barbara on October 8, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Whenever I read a fantasy novel, I want to be taken away from the “real” world, and completely immersed in the world of the characters in the book. Well, that is exactly what happened when I read “Illiom, Daughter of Prophecy.”
Claudio transported me right into the world of his imagination to meet his colourful characters and travel their road with them.
Illiom’s journey into self-discovery is just beginning…I can’t wait to read the next book!

Dreaming the world – Illiom
By Deborah Lowen on October 6, 2012
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I loved the book, can’t wait for the next volume! Claudio has created a world in which the archetypal stories of the human person are told with energy and intelligence. The story unfolds beautifully and the plot has satisfying threads and swirls that stimulate imaginings and dreamings.

What a Heart!!!
By Rayleen on October 4, 2012
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Illiom, Daughter of Prophecy, Wow, this book bought so much to me, it is a union of the creativity of the heart, the mind and true life reality. Let me take you on a journey, a journey to venture into ones heart, creating the magic union that will bring every one into oneness not only in your self but with each other. Its a book that shows the personalities of heart, fear and wisdom, so true to life, which Claudio has magically transformed into a story that can show your own lifes journey, if you dear to see, in all characters.
As i began to read this inspiring story i could not put it down It left me wanting more, I enjoyed being taken into Illiom’s reality, it was a great adventure, total immersion. Not only with his story but also immersing oneself in the energy of Claudio’s writing.
So Claudio i ask be quick with Book II. Illiom, Daughter of Prophecy, Destiny of Fire I look forward to see how much we will all grow or shall I say how much we have Awakened. A true pleasure to read, thank you for sharing your dream and energy with us.

 Amazon.com overall rating score by 24 October 2017 = 4.6 stars over 46 reviews


 

amazon.com.au reviews

  
A very enjoyable and rich story
By Mike Fuller on 18 April 2016
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A very enjoyable and rich story, with much deeper “truths” embedded within.
I am looking forward to the continuing adventure.

Fresh, imaginative, transformative.
By Amazon Customeron 16 November 2015
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Beautifully written, colourfully descriptive & transported me into the story. Metaphoric tale of many layers. Hard to put down both first & second times of reading.

If you haven’t already picked up a copy of this …
By Michelle Connell on 23 October 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of this book, DO IT! Claudio Silvano is so passionate about his main character Illiom, its as if she stands next to him, walks with him and guides his hand to write her story.
Illiom – Daughter of Prophecy, is not just another fantasy novel. It will make you stop and think. It will change your life.
His second book in the trilogy, Keys of awakening has just hit the shelves. Cant wait to lose myself in that one.

Amazon.com.au overall rating score by 24 October 2017 = 5 stars over 3 reviews

 


 

goodreads.com reviews

Deanne – 28 July 2016
I highly recommend the Destiny of Fire Trilogy by Claudio Silvano. The best read I have had in years! Come join Illiom, daughter of prophecy on a journey of self-discovery and divine purpose.
If you have enjoyed the works of the likes of JR Tolkien, David Eddings, Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurtz and Tad Williams, then you will love this series of books. The quality of the writing and the incredible story will have you hooked from start to finish and beyond!
The descriptive way that Claudio weaves this almighty tale full of suspense, drama and adventure saw me completely enraptured and immersed in the expansive and incredible world of Theregon. 
The vast landscapes, depth and intricacy of the mythology’s different cultures, entwined with the magic and mystery of the tale will see you not wanting to put this first book in the Destiny of Fire series down, so make sure to have the next book, Keys of Awakening on hand! 
This compelling story has SO much richness and consciousness breathing through it. The prophecy is like a map that guides the characters on a path to awakening. 
Thank you Claudio for this wonderful work! Looking forward to the third book in this epic trilogy.


Faerie – 6 October 2015
Second read through before I begin the second instalment ‘Keys of Awakening’ and again I really enjoyed this book, still in love with Who and love the variety of characters and the unfolding mystery. I’m so looking forward to getting to begin the second book yay!


Sonia Bellhouse – 2 March 2015
Vividly described world which drew me in- and a story that intrigued as it unfolded. Illiom is a character who is more than she appears and the facts of this emerge slowly- and made me want to learn more. Women characters written by men are often facile and lack depth, but this is not the case here. Illiom develops throughout the book and doubtless will progress further as the series does. I appreciated the character list at the front of the book, as it enabled me to keep tabs on so many unfamiliar names and titles. The cover is a clever reflection of the mystery conveyed in the book. Above average fantasy with more depth than many. 


Jessica Lorraine – 29 March 2014
This story took you instantly on an adventure. It had a very deep and intricately woven plot. Claudio’s book was full of detail giving you a vivid picture. He really took his time introducing the world and the characters and it leaves you wanting to know more. I finished the book quickly; I had a hard time putting it down. I’m ready for the next book in the series.

 


Daniel J. Weber
– 21 May 2013
Full review: http://digerbop.ca/2013/12/illiom/


Ura Auckland
– 30 April 2013
Illiom Daughter of Prophecy is a breathtakingly beautiful and exciting book, that has left me ready to sleep outside the bookshop for the next book in the trilogy when it hits the shelves I hope in the near future.
Illiom is a mix of fantasy, metaphysics, a high stakes thriller, and with rich characters placed in an imagined world of rare colour and beauty.
The story’s hero Illiom is a wonderful and kind of quirky character that I connected with from the first page. I loved her view of this world we went out into together, and having a great many new experiences with her. All of the characters were engaging and real, and Mr Silvano has shown himself to have a rich and vivid imagination, both for the beauty and detail he captures in an imagined world, and for the clever plot with unimagined possibilities constantly emerging to keep the pace up.
But Illiom is not just a wonderful fantasy thriller. It also shares through the characters journies much wisdom that I have accumulated on my inner journey from a variety of sources including personal experience. Like Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist’ and James Redfield’s ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ Illiom is a book that will affect people’s lives.
I look forward to books two and three, and I look forward to a movie version to see it all come to life on the big screen, though I am sure a movie won’t be as good as the book.

 

Laura Howard – 29 January 2013
I have to say I loved this book. I am, by no means, a professional reviewer, but can certainly say this book suited me very well.
I tend to look for longer books which give the author more time and space for the story to play out. In this case, it was very well done and I am patiently waiting for the next book because I want to hear more of it.
I enjoyed the style and the character development. It made for a very smooth and easy reading book. All that technical stuff aside, I just plain looked forward to stepping into their world. It felt like I could have been eating lunch at the table next to them or another bird overhead eavesdropping.

by Faerie 8 November 2012
Thank you for creating a new world to immerse myself in! I loved this story soooo much and look forward to the next installment. I really loved the characters development and the mystery of this adventure. A really enjoyable read for fantasy escapists!

Goodreads overall rating score by 24 October 2017 = 4.12 stars over 34 ratings and 9 reviews


 

inkitt.com reviews

Believe12 – Feb 10, 2017
Enticing
Oh my goodness, hands down of the best written works I have read on here. The story had from start to finish. I cannot wait for more stories from this author,


Sue Harpham – 
May 15, 2017
I’ve just read the first chapter and fully intend to read the whole story because I’m captivated. The writing is beautiful and I am compelled to learn more about Illiom’s destiny
(Actual Score: 17 out of 20)

 

Joseph G Phillips – Sep 3, 2016
I have read the first chapter and find the prose to be rich with language and insights. The story is crafted so beautifully that each sentence is full of the right information and then some. These sentences gave my mind plenty to soak in and I love that. Claudio is a master storyteller who slowly builds his narrative in anticipation of important events that will eventually take the story into exciting points. That worked well for me and I see that technique as the mark of a fantasy novelist who has found his voice. And I read part of the second chapter. I found the first part on the Gods to be richly poetic and complex. Then, the following story of Illiom being attacked by the two men and being saved was well detailed with subtle language that demanded my full attention. I do read fast which I do not recommend for anyone who reads Claudio’s book. Claudio puts his whole heart and effort into his story to where every action of his characters is scrutinized and not fleeted over. That is again is the mark of a good storyteller.


TroyChurch – Aug 13, 2016
An awesome read. Vivid descriptions from the start and a cast of characters that you won’t forget all mixed in with an exciting quest. My only disappointment was when I reached the end. Bring on book 2.


northarm – Aug 3, 2016
Wonderful !!!
Compelling reading. Characters are well developed, the storyline unfolds smoothly, yet allows for suspense and drama. Beautiful scenes are detailed in a polished way. I enjoyed this book, and look forward to the rest of the trilogy


Deanne Orenda – Jul 29, 2016
I highly recommend the Destiny of Fire Trilogy by Claudio Silvano. The best read I have had in years! Come join Illiom, daughter of prophecy on a journey of self-discovery and divine purpose. If you have enjoyed the works of the likes of JR Tolkien, David Eddings, Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurtz and Tad Williams, then you will love this series of books. The quality of the writing and the incredible story will have you hooked from start to finish and beyond! The descriptive way that Claudio weaves this almighty tale full of suspense, drama and adventure saw me completely enraptured and immersed in the expansive and incredible world of Theregon. The vast landscapes, depth and intricacy of the mythology’s different cultures, entwined with the magic and mystery of the tale will see you not wanting to put this first book in the Destiny of Fire series down, so make sure to have the next book, Keys of Awakening on hand! This compelling story has SO much richness and consciousness breathing through it. The prophecy is like a map that guides the characters on a path to awakening. Thank you Claudio for this wonderful work! Looking forward to the third book in this epic trilogy. Blessings, Deanne


J0ra – Jul 29, 2016
Eager for more!
This story has everything! It is a story of magic and political intrigue, has plenty of players, and just a smidgen I think of romance popping up. It is guaranteed to keep your interest throughout and leave you yearning for part two, which, after such a stunning part one, I am early awaiting. Thank you for such a promising start!


No name given
– Nov 19, 2015
An overall excellent story
This story is quite good and entertaining. I really liked the characters, they were engaging without being cliche. I appreciated the main character, especially, since she didn’t fall into the shrewish argumentative type that so seems to plague writing these days. Minor characters were described and given their own personalities, instead of being wooden stand-ins. The world was tangible, with a sense of history and its own life. It was real, and very richly described. Plot was interesting without being cliche. The villain is intriguing and I wish I had a reader so I could purchase the rest of the books in the series (they’re available on Amazon). The only problems I saw where: the pacing is a little slow (which is understandable because this is the first book in a series) and the ensemble cast drowns out the main characters, particularly the male. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
(Actual score: 19 out of 20)

the ancient arrow17 – Oct 10, 2015
A delight of a story
I was shocked reading this, it was so colorful and the character seemed so determined . The characters had such strong personalities, it was like a mask secrets unfolding at every turn . Just like a amazing story should be. This is a unique true talent you have .


Jacquie Walker – Sep 9, 2015

This is one of the best books I have had the pleasure to read. Claudio has created a very “real” world brought alive as his words paint a rich tapestry of the lives of his characters and the world they live in as they journey toward their destiny. I recommend this to all who love this genre…. it will not disappoint…. other than the wait for the next book to be available

 

Diane McCann – Sep 9, 2015
I was captivated from the very first paragraph and although I am really busy, I could not resist reading more and more. I continued reading and fell into the book like an old friend as the pictures came to life and I could see the two people clearly in my mind’s eye. I loved it and now I have to purchase it. Can’t wait to find out more


Jessica Duckworth – Oct 10, 2015

Captivating tale
From the very beginning, I found myself attached to the characters, and the scenes in which they are placed are detailed and easily imagined. And let’s not forget the plot. Crafted to leave the reader beyond curious, it draws you in, and won’t let you go. Love it! Great job!

 

Inkitt overall rating score by 24 October 2017 = 4.92 stars over 14 ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Keys of Awakening is here!

Keys of Awakening is here!

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KEYS OF AWAKENING HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!

Posted 20 September 2015

Well, it's finally done!
The second volume in Destiny of Fire is out.

I've started to deliver and post out all the books to those of you who have so generously supported me in the Pozible crowd-funding venture.

If you haven't received your copy yet, you will soon enough.

I hope you enjoy the book and will give me some feedback - I've put a lot of love and energy into it.
May it reach and inspire every one of you.

And once again: thank you.