Blood and Roses by Jordan Petrarca
Seven organized crime Families, known as the Seven Blessed Families, rule the World of Exodus and its people with the use of their mysterious magical artifacts, called Relics. Relics give powers to the Blessed members of the Families, and they use those powers for corruption and control of everything in Exodus.
Maretto Rose, the patriarch of the Rose Family, celebrates his 50th birthday by attending a performance at the Grand Theater with three of his four sons. The night is full of enjoyment, until the theater is attacked by a rival of the Rose Family, Zasso Cicello, who attempts to abduct Maretto Rose during the performance. The Rose patriarch’s son, Georgiano, attempts to protect his father and family by fighting Zasso, but is ultimately slain. The abduction of Maretto fails and Zasso flees and goes into hiding. Now, the Rose Family must figure out where Zasso is hiding, determine who ultimately gave him the order for the attack, and why he wanted to capture Maretto Rose.
Meanwhile, Maretto’s youngest son, Ric, must battle his demons and addictions in order to become a Blessed member of the Family and become the man he was destined to be, before he ends up being another dead junky on the street.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, because in Exodus, gangsters make the world go round.
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“Original and entertaining”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Mr. Deez
This was a very entertaining read from start to finish. Every chapter seemed like it’s own short story, and it all came together in the end. The characters are well developed and their names are creative. The dialogue is the authors biggest strength. The conversations between the characters feels authentic, and flows smoothly throughout the story. Adding the organized crime element to a fantasy story was a very creative decision by the author.
About the Author
Jordan Petrarca (1981) was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania as a kid where he currently lives with his wife and twin girls. His first published book, “The Sprite Thief” is a fantasy/adventure story inspired by his love for fantasy stories and video games. His second novel, “Blood and Roses” combines the genres of Organized Crime and Fantasy, which was inspired by mafia films and books such as “The Godfather”, and the Final Fantasy video game series. Jordan is an avid reader and writer of many genres, and has also published his screenplay, “Middle Town”.
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