A renaissance artist who achieved fame
and fortune by articulating the religious
doctrines of his mistress, a wealthy
Florentine dedicated to the church.
At the height of his fame a schism betwixt the
two developed with Companella proclaiming
the ascendency of nature’s rule while his mistress
held to the purer geometric forms of God.
In order that his most famous work, a depiction of
Christ on the cross, be seen the municipal art gallery
displaying it had, every day, to reconstruct its production
from start to finish to the accompaniment of music.
This operatic endeavour became a wonder of
the artistic and ecclesiastical worlds though it did
little to reconcile the now bitterly feuding couple.
Toward the end of his career a reconciliation of
sorts was achieved when the couple sorted out their
differences by correspondence and agreed to meet.
Both were killed in freak accidents on the
way to their designated meeting place after
following the agreed instructions to the letter.
Excerpt from Kith ‘n’ Kin
Lands of Exile:
KITH ‘N’ KIN
Stuart France & Sue Vincent
The Beeley Stone, ‘liberated’ from the churchyard at Bakewell, stands proudly in the centre of its village green once more. While the locals enjoy the fruits of its restoration, Ben, who had led the daring raid against authority, still languishes in jail.
Don and Wen, arrested and released without explanation in Ireland, now plot an erratic course through the wild places of Wales, while Jaw-Dark and Kraas, seeking the legendary stone of Fergus Mac Roy, have been separated in the most uncanny of circumstances…
As the darkness closes around them, the Black Shade haunts the moors above Beeley and, in the shadowy rooms of the old tower, an ancient and even stranger story begins to unfold…