Rome, 3rd century. Lavish celebration of the Secular Games. Jason, a young African, drunk with vengeance, enters the sovereign city. The object of his hatred is nothing less than the one already nicknamed, the fourth emperor, Plautianus, corrupt minister, the most powerful character of the Empire. Like that of the legendary hero, this vengeful quest is punctuated with ordeals which lead the reader, following Jason, into a cruel and fascinating world, from the posh brothels of Rome to the sordid backyards of a factory of eunuchs. In the meanders of his tormented soul, singular figures glide like dreams or nightmares: Bulla Félix, the beloved brigand, his mentor Pithéas, Stoic esthete, lover of handsome boys, Saturninus, the Machiavellian chief of the secret police. .and Tara the magician who makes her heart capsize and, for the first time, the idea of happiness emerges. But Rome is wilder than rough Colchis. She destroys her plans and dreams, and sweeps her friends away in a wave of violence and death. Suicidal and desperate, he seeks his salvation in war. He follows the imperial army to the ends of the earth, from the island of Brittany to Hadrian's Wall. Beyond lies another universe populated by druids, epic poets and fierce warriors where the keys to his destiny may be buried. Tara's native land: Andrasta and his spells!
240 pages | ISBN: 9782914388139