Today sees the release on ebook format of the fourth volume in the Cornelius Quaint Chronicles, The Romulus Equation. Here is the blurb:
“In this thrilling conclusion to the Cornelius Quaint Chronicles our hero travels to Rome and to the very heart of the Hades Consortium. There he meets an old enemy, joins forces with a monstrous villain and is helped by his closest comrades as he finally faces the masterminds behind the most evil organisation on the planet.
He will also finally discover the truth behind the death of his parents, a discovery which will change everything. Forever.
The many fans of Cornelius Quaint will not be disappointed by this earth shattering adventure, destined to be his last…
…or is it?“
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
This book ties up (most of) the threads that have been weaving through all the books so far, and once this one had gathered some dust I can finally reveal them all without fear of spoliers – something I have a bit of a pet hate of. There are elements of this story that have laid down since the first book The Equivoque Principle, as well as some very selective snippets placed here and there, more prominently at the end of The Lazarus Curse, book three, which leads directly in the events within this book.
Madame Destine has been forewarning about the dark storm that is heading in Cornelius Quaint’s direction ever since book two, The Eleventh Plague, and now it is upon him. I did some shocking things to a particular character (once again, spoilers ahoy) in book three, but that was nothing compared to what I am putting Quaint through in this one.
The promotional material for this sort of key chapter in a series is usually along the lines of:
“This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Everything that came before was but a precursor to this chapter – and once the truth is revealed, our hero will never be the same again!“
So if you are a long-time reader of the Cornelius Quaint Chronicles (thank you!!!) or are perhaps picking this up off the back of the free Quaint short story ebooks (The Quaint Christmas, The Enthusiastic Amateur) then I truly hope you enjoy this book.
If you do, you may wish to share your thoughts with other potential readers on one of the recognised literary forums. I only ask that if you do, please kindly think of others when revealing key plot details.