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This guy on the left is me, Claudio Silvano, author of the DESTINY OF FIRE trilogy.

I have just completed the last book in this trilogy, so this seems like a good time to update this website. I certainly have more time on my hands … for the now, anyway.

DESTINY OF FIRE has a long history that goes back to when I was in my early 30s. Its first, rough incarnation was as a role-playing game, and it was 15 years before it was actually played. The three or four attempts I made to get it started all fell by the wayside as I simply wasn’t ready for that imposing task. 

Anyway, if you want to read more about the trilogy’s history, you can do so by navigating to ABOUT THE TRILOGY. Here, I will stick to more generic matters.

I conceived the idea to translate the game into book form in 2001 – after the completion of the first game – but didn’t start writing seriously until 2007, during a three month trek across India with my wife, Sa; a journey that culminated in the glorious Himalayas.

Illiom was gestated there and the paperback finally saw the light of day in late 2012.

In short, the trilogy has been ten years in the writing, and 35 years have passed since the first stirrings of inspiration. I didn’t have many things on my bucket list, but DESTINY OF FIRE was definitely one of them. So, mission accomplished, I say, and now onto whatever comes next…

Will you like Illiom?

You can find out easily enough by filling in the REGISTER FOR UPDATES form to the right and ticking the appropriate box. I will send you the first 2 Chapters (13% of the book) for free. This taste should give you a fair indication of my writing style.

What do you look for in a book and will you find it here?

Let me tell you what I look for in a book, because that is what you’re going to find in DESTINY OF FIRE.
I like to forget about the mundane world and be taken onto a journey that will move me, inspire me and shake me to my core. I want to laugh and cry. I want to feel the heart of the characters, regardless of their shortcomings. I like the writing to be inspired and poetic. I like the landscape to be a sentient character, in the same way I experience the natural world. I want to feel what transpires in my gut and in my heart. I want to have my inner eye opened and I want to experience layers of truth I have not experienced before. I want to be entertained. I want to escape, but the escape must deliver meaning or else it will all have been in vain…
If you want these things too, I truly hope that you will find them in this trilogy. This is my heart-felt prayer.

What else will you find on this site?

I guess the most important thing is that you’ll be able to purchase the DESTINY OF FIRE paperbacks and eBooks. I hope you will do so from this site because your purchase here offers the highest remuneration.
Here you will also find more information about Illiom and the series, a bio about me, maps that pertain to the series as well as reviews that readers have written about the series. You will also find a selection of short stories for you to read – but be quick, as soon as I compile them into an anthology and publish them, I will take them down!

Drop me a line.

You can get in touch with me on the contact page.
If you have any questions or just want to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.
And if you have any feedback, please feel free to give it.

Seven Blessings

Claudio Silvano
Claremont – 22 October 2017

 

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.