VENDETTA IN ARCADIA: A STORY OF SHATTERED LIVES, MIRACLES AND DESTINY (THE BRAIDS OF KAMINARI Book 1)

A deeply human saga of life in beautiful and bountiful Arcadia, Greece, in the late 19th century, where hot passions of love, hate and revenge lived side by side with a natural belief in God and where other-worldly experiences were not uncommon for those with the inner antenna to experience them. The story revolves around two young men, Kosta and Vasili, from families that have been involved in a blood feud for as long as people can remember. The feud has finally ended when a single spontaneous act of violence reverberates throughout the hills and valleys, with far-reaching consequences for the victim and perpetrator, for two larger than life women healers, for the wise and much-loved village priest and for the wider community beyond. And yet….behind the ordinary lies the extraordinary and the transforming power of the miraculous is never far away. The village of Kaminari is on a slope in the foothills of Arcadia, Greece, and now lies in ruins. Yet if the stones could speak they would tell of extraordinary events involving visitations by saints and darker forces, witnessed by the farmers, vintners, cheese makers, seamstresses and craftsmen who lived there. The Braids of Kaminari is an extraordinarily evocative tale, based on stories handed down through the generations and told to the author by the old folk there. How much is true? How much has been embroidered over the years? How much has been added to the tapestry by the author, a natural storyteller? Decide for yourself.