The Umbra Sumus series takes its name from a quote by the Roman poet Horace, chief propagandist of the first Emperor of Rome, Caesar Augustus. One of his less cheerful assertions was the idea that “pulvis et umbra sumus” – we are dust and shadows. Two millennia later one keen eyed reader of the ancients would take that idea and use it in the foundation of their secret society. Don’t let the name fool you – pretentious names and ideals can be great cover for more dangerous people to exploit.
Their aims and intentions are shadowy at best, but the protagonist of the series – Chris Lee – isn’t going to let that stop him uncover the truth about just how far their influence reaches.
The first book in the series, “The Coercion Game”, will be published in February.