A family torn apart by conflict.
An uprising of deadly magnitude.
A nation altered forever.
Inspired by actual events, Siciliana is the harrowing tale of a young woman’s courage in the face of unthinkable turmoil.
In 1282 AD, the Kingdom of Sicily is under the rule of a tyrannical French king and subject to his brutal Angevin army. Daily acts of violence and persecution are commonplace in a once-prosperous realm.
For twenty-year-old Aetna Vespiri, daughter of a revered Sicilian knight, survival has become second nature. As a child, she witnessed the destruction of her family’s vineyard by Angevin soldiers and spent the next decade learning the tenets of stiletto-blade combat.
Years later in Palermo, as the evening bells toll for Vespers, Aetna fends off a nefarious sergeant and sparks an uprising against the Angevin occupation. Now, standing at the forefront of an accelerating people’s rebellion, Aetna finds herself fighting not only for a nation she believes in but also for the meaning of family. In her darkest hour, this dauntless Sicilian woman steps out of obscurity and into the pages of history.
The legend of Siciliana is born.
Set amid bustling Arab markets and brooding Norman fortresses, Siciliana will envelop readers in the sights, sounds, and dangers lurking around every corner of medieval Sicily.
Siciliana is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained, and excited me from the very first page! Everything about this piece of historical literature was exciting; the characters, as well as the settings the reader gets to experience, and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Carlo Treviso, made me fall madly in love with this book! Siciliana is a book that can only be described as a read that should not be missed and so if you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
Siciliana is a thrilling, terrifying, and terrific historical thriller inspired by real events that will take its readers on a dark and twisty journey from start to finish. The reader in Siciliana will be taken back in time to 1282 AD to Sicily and it is here the reader will meet the protagonist of the novel, Atena Vespiri, a woman who knows all too well the troubles of her time that is full of turmoil and political unrest. Aetna, although only 20, has endured great hardship already thanks to the daily acts of violence and persecution in her realm, thanks to the brutal Angevin army. This has forced Atena to learn how to not only survive but fight and the reader will follow her on this journey and the result is a thrilling and empowering tale that shouldn’t be missed!
The story of Siciliana is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!
The excellent author of this novel, Carlo Treviso effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Treviso’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Carlo Treviso is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Treviso’s characters are superb, especially that of the protagonist Aetna! They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds and this is another thing! Carlo Treviso has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination, and made me turn the pages with haste!
To summarize my thoughts on the remarkable novel that is Siciliana; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! Siciliana gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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