The Portrait

By Antoine Laurain
Rated by Maryana K.
Nov 17, 2017

The Portrait follows the journey of Pierre-François Chaumont, a married Parisian attorney. As a boy, Pierre is influenced by his uncle to become a collector of objects. He begins with scented erasers, but quickly raises the level of sophistication and moves on to antiques. By the time the reader finds Pierre in present day, his collection is massive and a point of contention between him and his wife. It is his latest purchase, a portrait of a man, which really puts their marriage on shaky ground. As a result of a heated auction bid, Pierre pays way too much for the piece, but he has to have it

Nov 10, 2011

Comic book writer Evie Walker arrives back in her home town to find her father terminally ill and ready to pass on to her the “storeroom”.  Evie finds out that apparently she is descended from a long line of guardians of the “storeroom” whose job is to keep the contents of the storeroom from falling into evil hands.  Little does she know that by guarding the storeroom she will be keeping the world safe from those who would use the contents of the storeroom to destroy the world as we know it.  A mix of ancient Greek mythology and history, mythical legends, and adventure with a little romance