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The fantasy world dominated by the Five Elements -Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Metal- that mark the rhythms and lives of the people who live there, is threatened by evil peoples and dark forces that are advancing the Duchies of the Plains and the Kingdom of Bamur. Young Riel, who has always been devoted to Water, will be called upon to become one of the Five Carriers of the Legendary Weapons that possess the power of the Elements. The beginning of an adventure through characters and places inspired by Norse and Celtic myths, atmospheres of the East and corners of Italy.

A journey that will lead to the understanding that only by fighting together, supporting and accepting each other, will it be possible to restore Equilibrium into Avelion.

In a setting where all the stylistic features of the most classic and canonical fantasy can be found, a saga full twists and turns, where humans, wizards, dwarves, fairies, elves and, even, a dragon coexist. What makes the world of Avelion, particularly remarkable, is the way in which we are told the adventures of its protagonists: much more real and turned almost entirely female, in a constant reminder between fantasy and reality, a metaphor of redemption and revenge is delineated for those who are usually considered “different”.

Beyond Time and Space, in a Multiverse lived on different Planes, what is divided unites, what is far becomes close.
When two souls are linked, even if the bodies do not touch, the essence will  entangled forever.
In a impossible reality, to see and hear ... Beyond.
Following the path traced by Love.

These short phrases contain the meaning of my literary universe, the 'Traveler Universe' that binds all my urban-fantasy/sci-fi novels.

Its symbol is the union between the Celtic Triskell, the ramifications of Yggdrasil, 'The Ash of the World' of Norse myths, and the Ankh, the key of life in Ancient Egypt culture. Above all is the T, obviously.
This literary universe unfolds among the Twelve Lineages, many mythological pantheons, presided over by a supreme entity, the emblem of the Order at the base of the Everything.

But it is Chaos, personified by the mysterious figure of the Traveler, that really dominates it.
The upheaval that should not exist, breaking the rules, is that feeling that overcomes any barrier: even Time and Space.
Love that doesn't kneel and subverts everything.

"She understood that it was neither a rock nor a stone, but an egg!
The little girl was amazed, but she was not wrong.
This was a beautiful dragon egg, all knurled, dark green like the trees in the forest. It was so big that Miri had to use both hands to lift it off the ground."

Alex L. Mainardi writes and Miriam Barbieri illustrates this fable about the unlikely friendship between a little girl and the dragon who grows up as a loving mother.
In a beautiful story embellished with light and vibrant brushstrokes, important issues are addressed such as acceptance, equality and understanding between different people, friendship, respect for nature and the importance of not exploiting animals.

Get to know Bright Village, flying with Miri on Sme wings!

Mitologika is the series of picture books dedicated to the legends of the world, devoid of high-sounding terms or complex captions, since it is the fruit of my passion as an author and the illustrators of Casa Ailus, who follow me each time, toward forgotten or often even unknown legends.

We rediscover them, giving them new life through our personal touch, so that readers, by following us on a journey that is renewed in each volume, will be able to approach, learn about and explore something they have "heard about," but nothing more.

In the series The Creatures of Mitologika, again with illustrations by Casa Ailus artists, I explore the origin and various declinations of creatures that from myths live in our imagination, spanning literature, pop culture to everyday reality.

Delving deeper into dragons, mermaids, vampires, witches and more you will discover that there are creatures that are in human history from the dawn of time to the present day, adapting to be ever relevant.