Book Haul: Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

The Awesome Dyrk Ashton author of the book Paternus was kind enough to send me a copy of his book! Signed and all! I can’t wait to read and review! Thanks Dyrk!

 Paternus by Dyrk Ashton


Is due out NOW!

So go get your copy!







 Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

  • Series: Paternus
  • Paperback: 478 pages
  • Publisher: Paternus Books Media; (March 24, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099717370X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997173703


The gods and monsters of myth have returned. In a breathtaking story that takes place in a single day, Fi and Zeke are caught up in the final battle of a war that’s been waged since the dawn of time.


Gods, monsters, angels, devils. Call them what you like. They exist. The epic battles between titans, giants, and gods, heaven and hell, the forces of light and darkness. They happened. And the war isn’t over.

17 year old Fi Patterson lives with her stuffy English uncle and has an internship at a local hospital for the aged. She doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life, misses her dead mother, wonders about the father she never knew. One bright spot is caring for Peter, a dementia-ridden old man whose faraway smile can make her whole day. And there’s her conflicted attraction to Zeke — awkward, brilliant, talented — who plays guitar for the old folks. Then a group of very strange and frightening men show up for a “visit”…

Fi and Zeke’s worlds are shattered as their typical everyday concerns are suddenly replaced by the immediate need to stay alive — and they try to come to grips with the unimaginable reality of the Firstborn.

“Keep an open mind. And forget everything you know…”


Paternus has been called “American Gods meets The Lord of the Rings,” and compared to works of Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Jim Butcher, Roger Zelazny, Clive Cussler, Rick Riordan, Grant Morrision, and Alan Moore.



“Wow! Great ideas vividly realised.” M. R. Carey, bestselling author of The Girl with All the Gifts.

“Fast-paced, gloriously intricate.” Kirkus Reviews

“A wonderful book, forged in the deepest recesses of the human imagination.” Michael Easton, critically acclaimed author of The Green Woman (w/ Peter Straub), Credence, and Soul Stealer.

“Fascinating and stylish.” “Utterly unpredictable.” “How the author is going to top it (if he needs to) is beyond me.” Fantasy-Faction

“Spectacularly entertaining.” Laura M. Hughes

“Clever and fast-paced.” “A rollicking adventure.” Graham Austin-King

“Fleet and gripping prose.” Josiah Bancroft

“A wild romp through every religion, myth and culture.” “Paternus brings it on!” Pornokitsch



Dyrk Ashton is a Midwestern boy who spent some time in Hollywood. He teaches film, geeks out on movies and books, and writes about regular folks and their trouble with monsters. His debut novel, the contemporary-urban-fantasy-mythic-fiction novel, Paternus, is available in eBook and print on Amazon, and audiobook on Amazon and Audible.












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