Absolute Black - Part one
A novel rich in magic and mystery set in Treviso, a city suffused in arcane secrets. Why look further away when all you need to do is to look into your own past? Absolute Black, an urban fantasy with a Gothic flavor, set in Italy.Treviso becomes Absolute Black.
Black and white make up our essence. It may happen, however, that black prevails and that it is so intense that it stirs the most hidden emotions. Like something crawling inside us, darkness inches slowly, turning the soul one color: Absolute Black.Erica is alone when she sees him for the first time, sitting at the edge of the canal, lost in her own world. Dargo is but an elusive shadow, impossible to portray, and yet he is able to find a way into her conscience. From that moment everything changes, in and around her. Not even Arjuna, her best friend, remains the same: dark omens begin to haunt him, tormenting his dreams.Actors, unaware of the role they play and yet with a precise script to follow, as in previous “forms”, they live divided between a distant past and the everyday life in which they search for their own destiny. Mattia wants to create a new existence for himself; Sofia strives to find a place in the present, even though everything brings her back to the love she lost. Finally Dargo… a ghost, a dark entity that day after day becomes more and more real and tangible. A shadow demanding revenge.Among the evocative alleys of Treviso, magic, love and mystery relive one life after another, in an endless repetition, like an opera that never stops being played.
Lori was born a few decades ago in a little town between Italy and Slovenia. At a very young age she realizes that drawing would be part of her future. She starts when she is in kindergarten when, to hide from the other children, she takes refuge in papers and pastels. During primary school her "mental disorders" begin and her first imaginary friend appears: a six feet tall female cat with human features. Perhaps it is from that very moment that she envisages the existence of other worlds. Between her bicycle/horse, her incessant desire to fly (which drives her to strange almost fatal attempts) and afternoons spent in front of the TV watching magicians, years pass.
Fascinated by sirens, fairies and children that never grow up, she enrolls at the School of Art where she unleashes her creativity. Indeed it is in those years that born from her passion for manga and souls, Saira comes to life and whose portraits are seen in every corner of a book or notebook. Firmly believing she is going to become a professional mangaka in the future (and let's face it, she was starting to show the first signs of mental imbalance linked to the "Japanophile" world), day and night she continues practicing the noble art of drawing. After the first disappointments in work and love, she moves to the pleasant province of Treviso, where she replaces free-hand drawing for graphic design, and throws herself into the "magic" universe of work. As years go by, TRI becomes a recurring thought and around 2010, between theater lessons, creative writing and holistic seminars, the book starts to take shape. Through these initial attempts which started as a game, her passion for writing comes to life, growing through time until today...