Aquila – Can Silvanus Escape That God? by Vince Rockston
Silvanus is a young lad intent on becoming a man. When his God Aquila smiles on him, Silvanus finds a cave of precious gems. His dreams of buying a boat and fleeing his island home are that much closer! Instead, a series of events lead Silvanus to the bizarre old hermit, Cerbonius. His uncanny wisdom causes Silvanus to question everything he knows about the world, and he discovers his ambitions are far too small.
This book appeals to fans of Dark Ages tales with a spiritual motif. By focusing on unobtrusive people – often ignored by historical novelists – it is free to explore timeless personal and moral issues.
When King Louis XIV revokes the Edict of Nantes, under the influence of his illustrious second wife, the Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, the French Protestants have few options: flee the country, abjure their faith, or risk being imprisoned or condemned to lifelong work on the galleys.
Gédéon d’Albert – unknowingly bearing in his person a highly sensitive secret – attempts to take refuge on the Channel Island of Jersey with his family.
This book is still in progress.