The “Sixth Seal” refers to the verse of the Apokalypse that speaks of the “anarchy” of Creation. The “anarchy” of the story befalls a small place, the Site of the Ancient Mysteries, a short time before its destruction. Adriani, the heroine of the novel, tries to save the Site, but she fails, and then the Site itself begins to resist, with its own mystical powers.
The Site, which is dominated by the legend of the Stone Woman, is alive, and will show its blood and its tears of stone; it will also wreak its revenge.
In this story, love is a ritual of sacrifice, which prepares the body for the solitude that
awaits it. The heroine is fascinated by the mystery of the Site and becomes an initiate into
its mysteries. She lives her passion as primordial woman, as Earth Mother.
Her love affair with Jason, the young architect for whose affections her husband is a rival,
will lead her along a track parallel to that of the legend, a living legend, which is realized in her own life.
For the heroine, dreams function as a means of penetrating to those unknown levels of the soul which bear the marks of cosmic memory. Thus, dreams become an integral part of the story, symbols through which the Site communicates, as they complete the lost dimensions of things.
The “Sixth Seal” is a novel at once poetic and harshly realistic. The magic of poetry collides with raw violence, the enchantment of the Inexplicable encounters the oblivion of time, and metaphysics meets naked reality. The Mystery that suffuses the Site is a blood ritual that begs for catharsis.
The heroine prepares herself to offer libations of purification in order to propitiate the spirit of the Site, because she knows that this tiny piece of earth, with its mythical courses through time, is the suffering body of the world.