Mandorlinfiore is an episodic historical fantasy inspired by both the extraordinary wealth of Italian folk tales and the beautiful granite mountain island of Corsica. There is nowhere on earth quite as beautiful, or spooky, as Corsica. Wherever you go there is evidence of struggle, from the tall houses of Sartene with their doors set fifteen feet above street level to deter pirates, to the bullet sprayed road sign indicating the Mayor’s office.
The interior of Corsica is dominated by high passes and huge rocky outcrops.
The beaches are incredible, white sand and sparkling clear water.
Corsica is where I have set my story of Mandorlinfiore, the fisherman’s son destined for greatness. It is the story of fate, and how it cannot be escaped! This telling of the story stretches the original (from Abruzzo) to encompass all manner of additional traditional tales, including the King of the Animals, The Moor, the Wizards and Witches known as the Mazerre, Dragons, Mustachio’d Bandits, Dryads, a White Hart and a circus.
Edited over years of development I am now pleased to say that a full draft of all 100 chapters has been collated, revised and sent again to a small selection of literary agents. Wish me luck!