- Publisher: Patakis Publications
- Edition: 5th (1st, 2001, Kedros)
- Available in: Paperback, e-book
- ISBN: 9789601679723
The novel continues the song of the dead brother, creating a new myth that reaches the Sanctuary of the Soul to complete its long journey to the underworld. A young man who is a thousand years old, a contemporary Orpheus, destroys Hades' abode and clashes with the Dark one to retrieve his beloved. It is Konstantinos, a magical creature and tender but also powerful that will experience the forbidden love of mortals in the music of Phoebus. They meet in the twilight of the two worlds.
On the one hand, the place of the Souls with the commands of chaos. On the other hand, everyday faces, unsuspecting. And among them, Him. Innocent and initiated, he will experience the great solitude, the hubris, the rejection, his intelligence. Like an orphic lover, he wanders between the Moment and Eternity. And he becomes an angel. Emerging from the ash. Light of ivory and purity and unending pain of love, his evangelical face. An anarchist, captivating, bold novel that leads the Soul to the glade of great Truth.
Few texts have left me in awe as much as "The Song of the Dead Brother", the force of the vow that made Constantine rise from the grave and bring back his sister. In this song, I found all the poetry of the people and the metaphysics of our tradition. It captivated me for years as a writer, but it also terrified me. It felt holy for me. I was waiting until I felt ready. To have it gestated in a new myth. In its own moment. And, when the time came I entered the invisible world. And I wrote the novel. I let the faces and passion that I had, the pain lead me. I walked to the other side, to find the other pain, the other knowledge. It was the love that lasted for a thousand years and made the stone tree bloom
It was Constantine's oath that defeated the Dark One.
It was Phoebus' music that overthrew the underworld and liberated souls.
It was my thousand-year-old Constantine himself, this Orphic lover, the enchanter of Hades, who ruled the commands of chaos. Phoebus and Constantine. Two people meeting in the twilight of life and death. One on the side of the living. The other on the side of the dead. A deep love will unite them that is woe and love and grief and the inexplicable.
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