Crime, intrigue and passion in Julius Caeser’s Rome.
The House of Promise is a fast-paced historical novel that chronicles the rise and fall of a Roman noble family. The protagonist, Quintus, son of the Roman Senator Arsin Daimon, is a boxer who rose from the House of Promise to thrill Roman crowds to become a preeminent fighter. His mentor and later lover Marcia Paraphilitis, sent him from Alexandria to Rome at age 15 to train. He gained fame as the Golden Boxer of Rome who was resolved to avenge the murder of his father. The book is rich in historical detail that gives of sense of the magnificence of Rome in the heyday of empire. Marcia is painted in vibrant colors as a woman who understands the world of powerful men and weaves a rich tapestry serving her own ends. This is a timeless story of love and power.