About the novel

Hi,

Thanks for visiting the website for my new novel, Beautiful Titan.

Here’s the trailer (below) and a  brief outline of what the book is about. If you want to read a bit more about why I wrote the book and some of its themes, you can find out more by clicking on the menu link ‘The World of Beautiful Titan’ above.

The novel is available for Amazon Kindle from Monday, 8th September, and is for readers aged 16+. This means it’s for a slightly older age group than my previous books.

I really hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did writing it. Feel free to connect with me via the ‘About the Author’ page above.  You can find all my social media links there.

I’d love to hear what you think of it.

Joshua Mowll


 

851AD

Six hundred years after the Roman Industrial Revolution

 

Could I describe Felix as a friend? What do I really think of him? My attraction to him was immediate, and overwhelming, yet strangely lacking in logic or reason. An immediate crush … Now, as I am kissing Felix, I am filled with doubt and uncertainty as I always am with him. This is not the moment I expected to find clarity in my thinking about the enigmatic boy on the bike who has vexed and intrigued me so these last six months.

But I do. I do find clarity.

And I suddenly need, above all things, to believe in him.

* * *

When Anuk, 19, daughter of a circus owner, meets the mysterious Felix, a gem smuggler on the run, it is the start of a strange romance controlled by forces far more powerful than themselves. Along with Anuk’s brother Quin, the trio are rounded up and taken prisoner by the secret police, and they start a dangerous journey into the dark heart of an industrialised Roman Empire. Falsely enslaved for crimes against the King of Rome, the three find themselves assigned to the depleted 190th Legion. This besieged unit is embroiled in a war of independence which rages in the breakaway western province of Octo (North America) during a bitter and icy winter. With this perilous backdrop, Anuk and Felix’s complex friendship is forged, not through trust, but the need to survive. But it isn’t in Octo that Anuk will find the answers to who and what Felix is, or discover the truth about her and Quin’s own curious life with the circus. Anuk can only discover these answers in Rome itself: here — and in mortal danger — she comes face to face with the grim tyrant King Belisarius himself. The world of Beautiful Titan is familiar yet strange: an alternative history where Roman planes fly and outlawed ancient Egyptian religions secretly thrive. This is a story about belief and trust, truths and lies, of allegiances and friendships, and ultimately an impossible choice… the kind of choice that no one should ever have to make.

Sometimes in war, love is the greatest enemy.

A new novel by Joshua Mowll