The Man from Rome
by Dylan James Quarles
Rome is a city like no other, protected by a man like no other..
From the author of the highly rated Ruins Of Mars Trilogy:
Rome is a city like no other, protected by a man like no other.
He is the unnamed Immortal, the Man from Rome, and he is under attack.
An agent of his secret order has been murdered, her tongue ripped out, her throat coated in molten silver. The killing is meant to be a message, a warning that old enemies have resurfaced to punish the Man for the sins of his past.
Forced to retaliate, the Man sets in motion a sequence of events which pit an American thief, a Roman policewoman, a heartless mercenary, and a fallen Olympian against one another in all-out war. The streets of Rome become a battleground where the supernatural clash with the mortal, and the Eternal City bears witness to yet another chapter in its storied history of violence.
Vengeance reigns supreme in this, the newest novel from Dylan James Quarles.
The Man from Rome is truly one of the most enthralling novels I’ve ever read.
Original, exhilarating, fast-paced and different, its intertwining threads of plot weave together to ensnare and mesmerise the reader. I love the transposition of the great Greek and Roman myths to modern day Rome. Rome is protected by an ancient and immortal guardian known only as “The Man from Rome” and is served by his mortal “Orphanus”, stray children groomed as his warriors.
One of these “Orphanus”, Leta, has been found brutally murdered, with molten silver poured down her throat. Charged with winning justice for her are fellow Orphanus, American petty thief Cato Fin, who quickly feels out of his depth, and feisty cop Louisa Anastasi.
Pitted against the Man from Rome, and hell-bent on the city’s fiery destruction are the sinister and enigmatic Mr Hannity, four brutally strong wind deities resurrected in an occult spell, and an ancient goddess of Mount Olympus. The Man from Rome’s enemies writhe in the throes of a quest for vengeance that will never surrender.
I have seldom read any book whose dark mystique succeeded in bewitching the reader enough to want more, but not irritate them or throw them out of the story.
Dylan is one incredibly talented writer, and I thoroughly recommend his work. His rich use of language is gripping and lucid. His ability to build tension and create an atmosphere are stunning. His writing is unusually sophisticated for a self-published author. His use of verbs is amazing. I had to read his evocation of the God Apollo and the fight scenes at the end several times, because they were so good.
Thank you, Dylan, for the best read I’ve had in ages, and well done.
For more info on upcoming projects visit: www.djqfiction.com
Dylan was born in Portland OR but moved to Washington state as a young boy. Growing up in a small town on the Olympic Peninsula, he spent most of his youth involved in various creative projects.
With a passion for films, music and writing, Dylan even had the honour of being featured in the Port Townsend Film Festival for his short film “La Nuit Des Vampires”.
After high school, he attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia where he directed two more films, “Resurrected”, and “House On The Borderland”.
Graduating a year early with a BA in film, he moved to South Korea and taught English in an after school academy. Deeply impacted by the experience, he returned to the States a much different person than when he left.
Shortly thereafter, work began on The Ruins Of Mars Trilogy and the next chapter of Dylan’s life opened wide.
What Readers Say
“What a clever mix of supernatural with spy craft and accurate police drama..”
“If you like a good mystery but are tired of the usual “who done it”, The Man From Rome is an excellent choice! “
“What a fantastic book. This isn’t your typical fantasy. It weaves classic mythology with modern day Rome in a mystery that will keep you guessing…”