The Dreams Of The Eternal City

By Mark Reece

The Dreams of the Eternal City

Publisher: Troubadour
Released: 28/11/2018
ISBN: 9781789015577
eISBN: 9781789012989
Format: Paperback/eBook

Living in an age of harsh austerity, Ethan Thomas works to enforce the ‘Sleep Code’ – laws that regulate sleep to promote economic security.

But when he develops a sleep disorder, Ethan finds himself increasingly compromised personally and professionally.

Will he maintain his faith in the system he defends?

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 Short Stories

One Day

Language feels tangible to me. When reading, I slip around words like an eel wriggling through an underwater log. My brain is linguistically well-oiled; I read faster than I can comprehend, feeling out of breath….


“Idiot,” somebody in the queue behind me muttered, just loud enough for me to hear. I’m indifferent to public opinion. The feeling is so ingrained that I can’t imagine being…

The Cosmic Jigsaw

After going through the procedure for immortality, I became very bored. I spent decades on trivialities that were only a way to pass the time…

Dangerous Objects

I’d examined seven thousand, six hundred, and thirty-three pigeons without finding any dangerous objects. Or any objects at all, in fact. In the initial briefing, six months ago, ‘dangerous objects’…


Promising debut with a fascinating premise. The story itself does get off to a roaring start

– Katrina


The book was interesting and I really liked the idea. The mystery and paranoia was good.

– CapricornReads


Intrigued by the premise of the storyline. I have to say, on the whole, the author delivered a fascinating book

– Sue Blanchard