History, mythology, and some seriously amazing imagination is what Paternus is made up of. This book is a constant adventure without any slack. The way the story flows is absolutely beautiful. This book is pure genius! Adventure, death, life, love, heartbreak, deceit, monsters, gods, and more. Dyrk Ashton has found a way to bring them all together in a remarkable way. Paternus has set a new standard for the fantasy world and I cannot wait for the next book. Bravo Mr. Ashton, if I could rate this book higher I absolutely would. I give Paternus a 5 star rating.