Oracle of the Mountain
The willful destruction of an ancient oracle’s shrine, together with a miscast love spell set in motion a series of events that take fifteen-year-old Mariuccia Umbellino from her family’s farm in the remote Sibylline Mountains to the valley town of Casteldurante. When an earthquake reveals a mysterious mummy buried beneath the floor of a chapel in that town, the search for its identity takes Mariuccia back to Mt. Vettore and the disgruntled Oracle. This speculative novel takes place in the early eighteenth century in the Marches of Italy.