Stone Circle

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17th Century or Earlier

Kate Murdoch

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Is the ability to read minds a blessing or a curse? When Antonius’s father dies, he must work to support his family. He finds employment as a servant in the Palazzo Ducal, home of Conte Valperga. Sixteenth-century Pesaro is a society governed by status, and Antonius has limited opportunities. When a competition is announced, Antonius seizes his chance. The winner will be apprenticed to the town seer. Antonius shares first place with his employer’s son. The two men compete for their mentor’s approval. As their knowledge of magic and alchemy grows, so does the rivalry and animosity between them. When the love of a beautiful woman is at stake, Antonius must find a way to follow his heart and navigate his future.


Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Action, Adventure, Drama,

Short Summary

In 16th century Pesaro, Antonius wins a competition to be apprenticed to the town seer. The son of a nobleman also wins. There is intense rivalry between them for the attention of the seer and the affection of his daughter, as they learn about magic rituals and alchemy.


Pesaro Italy

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,Coming of age

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Antonius

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Obedient, Strong Moral Code, Religious, Romantic, Underdog, Clumsy, Faithful, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Naive, Adventurous, Aspiring, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Selfless, Empathetic, Engaging, Honorable, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Savinus

Age: 75

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Engaging, Selfless, Honorable, Leader, Outspoken, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Empathetic, Gracious, Confident, Faithful, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Giulia

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Educated, Outspoken, Sexy, Sarcastic, Confident, Decisive, Empathetic, Gracious, Honorable, Perseverance, Romantic, Seductive, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Beautiful, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Adventurous, Charming, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Nichola

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Aspiring, Badass, Insecure, Masculine, Narcissistic, Complex, Confident, Sarcastic, Secretive, Aggressive, Educated, Engaging, Sexy, Skillful, Villainous, Manipulative, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Criminal, Heartthrob, Lone Wolf

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Fireship Press

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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