In The Lantern: A Renaissance Mystery, a 21st century American woman searches to learn the truth about the 15th century mysterious Italian girl who dared to compete with the most famous artists of the Renaissance. Across time and space, their lives collide as they battle abuse, disease, fear and prejudice in pursuit of their dreams. Along the way, they intersect with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance.
"A Beautiful Journey"
The story takes place in the Overworld, ruled by friendly King Charles, but the same cannot be said for his scheming daughter, Lady Melinda. Lady Melinda, tired of seeing her father talk about the bravery of his two knights, Sparklez and Steve, on freeing the Overworld from the evil rule of the "mad" King George, decides to do the unthinkable.
In 1492, during a time when the power of the Medici, the ruling family of Renaissance Florence, was growing weaker and a friar named Savonarola was burning vanities, a seventeen-year-old named Michelangelo was making a name for himself as an artist. However, he desired more lessons before he felt he could create the greatest sculptures and paintings. He yearned to carry out autopsies to learn about the inner workings of the human body in order to make his art come to life.
"Historical Short Stories ... not my cup of tea"
Kyle Ameus Waterbey is afflicted with a hideous illness. He would do anything to be rid of it. Anything. Kyle suffers from neurofibromatosis, a crippling disease most famously associated with the Elephant Man. When a shady medical practitioner offers Kyle a chance to cast off his deformed appearance forever, he accepts without a second thought. But does Kyle truly understand what this new treatment will cost him?