Damiano

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

Damiano Publisher's Summary

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute.

To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he must walk the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog. But his road is filled with betrayal, disillusionment, and death, and Damiano is forced to confront his dark heritage, unleashing the hellish force of his awesome powers to protect those he loves.

The further volumes of this tale are Damiano's Lute and Raphael.

©1984 R. A. MacAvoy. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Damiano

    • Damiano, Book 1
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he must walk the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical fantasy set in Renaissance Italy

    • By Kat Hooper on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Damiano's Lute

    • Damiano, Book 2
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. Shattered by the demonic fury of his dark powers, Damiano Delstrego has forsaken his magical heritage to live as a mortal man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Karla Hopton on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Raphael: Lessons Along a Minor String

    • Damiano, Book 3
    • By: R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura, and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego. Accompanied by the rakish Gaspare and an ancient black dragon, Damiano's beloved Saara embarks on a quest to rescue Raphael.

    Regular price: $19.95