Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent, and corrupt, it is a common enough city in 2051, yet soon, discoveries beneath the Moon’s surface will mark the city with their first distant echoes.
New arrival Michael Flynn is jobless and down to his last few dollars, but he still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. He has no family, no friends—save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes—and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible, Michael will get the chance to realize his dreams. Joining them is Felix, a wise-cracking “information bounty hunter” who claims that neither the arsonist nor the man Michael idolizes are quite what they appear.
Will Michael find the courage to pass through the flames unscathed, or will the violence that surrounds him incinerate all that he is? Those who search the Moon will be watching…
Save humanity from itself. It is the goal of the worldwide conspiracy known as the Agents of Aeneas. For months they have struggled to unlock the secrets of an alien spacecraft buried on the Moon. Now word of that craft has leaked, and multiple groups plot to seize it for themselves.
One man has plumbed its depths and returned alive. While Agent Michael Flynn protects him from those who believe that he knows too much, together they must find a demon from Michael’s past: the freelancer Diomedes. Michael’s violent ex-mentor, Diomedes murdered a man at the heart of the spacecraft’s discovery. They must learn why.
Meanwhile the vigilante Gideon, slain by Diomedes six months ago, has been seen alive in the city of Northgate. His baffling return will draw two women into dangers far beyond those that lurk in the city.
Memories that haunt them all will entangle their fates as one in the blackness.
Create a cast of actors for the New Aeneid Cycle movies.
From A Shadow in the Flames (book one):
Felix Hiatt – Aldis Hodge or Misha Collins (Midway through writing it, I realized I’d never specified Felix’s race, and I decided I didn’t need to. I think either actor would do a great job of portraying Felix’s playful inquisitiveness and humor.)
Michael “Romulus” Flynn – Matthew Lewis (w/ an American accent)
“Diomedes” – He’s always been the easiest to cast for me. I’d go straight for Vin Diesel for this one, even though Diesel’s now about a decade and a half older than Dio at this point. Or perhaps Sam Worthington with a shaved head.
Caitlin Danae – Emilia Clarke or Tatiana Maslany, with a Welsh accent
Brian Savagewood – Anton Yelchin (with red hair)
Marette Clarion – Marion Cotillard
Gideon – Jeremy Renner
Ken Wallace – Bradley Cooper
Characters who join in A Memory in the Black (book two):
Ondrea Noble – Anna Torv
Mr. Fagles – Zachary Quinto
Marc Triton – Tom Lenk
Michael dwells in Seattle where he continues his quest to write the most entertaining novel known to humankind and find a really fantastic clam linguini.