The Wanderess

The Wanderess

by Roman Payne


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The Wanderess by Roman Payne

A gothic mystery novel and story of passion and romance set against the backdrop of a timeless Mediterranean landscape, The Wanderess tells of the notorious adventurer Saul and his passion for the beautiful Saskia, a mysterious young orphan girl whom he meets and vows to protect as his child.

When Saul's pursuit of pleasure and fortune gets tangled with the quest of this "Wanderess" for her long-lost friend and her own fortune, the two find themselves on a picaresque path that leads them through Spain, France, Italy and beyond; their adventures weaving them deeper and deeper into a web of jealous passion, intrigue, betrayal, and finally, murder.

The Wanderess is a love story, a novel of heroism, friendship and romance, portraying the lives of two unsettled vagabonds led by their own strange desires, mutual obsessions, and one single fortune.

The Wanderess is the fifth novel by Roman Payne, an author who pushes the boundaries of poetic language, imagination, sexual charge, and psychological mystery-his prose bearing always a timeless quality that transports the reader to far-away lands and times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985228132
Publisher: Aesthete Press
Publication date: 11/03/2013
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 800,786
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Wanderess by Roman Payne. Roma Payne has a wonderfully unique style of writing. He has a somewhat classical flare combined with with, a sense of knowledge and poetic appeal. I believe his story is the first which actually transported my inner self all the way from the American shores, across the pond and onto the historic lands of Europe I have only dreamed of seeing thus far. His “wanderess”descriptions placed me with Saul and Saskia. The 3 of us traveled together. It takes a truly well-skilled writer to pull the reader inside the worlds of their own creation, whether real or imagined, it is the author’s creation. This talent is not taught. It is a gift to be born with and shared. To choose not to read this book would be a great loss to the avid reader. It is a sweet dramatic story which does not want the reader to put down. I had to force myself to put it down to do other things. Though sometimes this book won that tug-of-war forcing me to stay and read a few more chapters than planned.-R. Robinson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roman Payne is the type of author who, once read, never leaves you. His high standards for what can rightly be considered 'literature' permeates anything else you read, and always brings you back. The Wanderess is introduced by a narrator in search of another story, but when he meets Saul & Saskia, his expectations are crushed and rebuilt into a bigger story than he originally hoped to find. Isn't this similar to what happens to each of us in life? We hope & strive towards one thing, only to come up short, but in the midst of our despair, something greater, more divine visits us and leaves a greater gift than we would ever dared imagine. I'd prefer not to ruin the story for you with a spoiler, but if you've ever experienced the confusing conflict of what feels like a failed world created by a divine being, only to be surprised by what is possible if we expect less, do our work, and reap our reward, then this book is a portable mirror reflecting all the stunning polarities of life & living. If you want to start with just one book, I recommend The Wanderess as your introduction to the modern world of classic literature, as brilliantly illustrated by Roman Payne.