Peter Roman

I also write under the alias Peter Roman. Because sometimes it’s good to hide your true identity from everything chasing you. If they know your name, then they can track you down and get a blood sample when you’re sleeping, and then everything goes to hell.

Current Peter Roman titles:

The Mona Lisa Sacrifice

The first book in the Cross series, featuring the enigmatic character of Cross, the man who woke up in Christ’s body after Christ left the earth to wherever it was he went. Written under the alias Peter Roman. Because, you know, Christ, Romans…. An No. 1 Fantasy and Historical Fantasy bestseller.


The Dead Hamlets

The second book in the Cross series. Can Cross stop a mysterious spirit from murdering the subjects of the faerie queen before it claims his own daughter? Or will he become trapped in a ghost story he cannot escape?


The Apocalypse Ark

For centuries Noah has sailed the seas, imprisoning God’s mistakes on his ark. Now Noah has gone mad and seeks to end the world by raising the mysterious Sunken City. Only one person can stop him: Cross.


  1. I’m a big fan of the “Cross” books, an entertaining blend of the supernatural world with the action of a good spy thriller. I made sure to pick up book 3 at Hal-con in Nov 2016.

  2. Hey Peter,
    When is the next book coming out. Just picked up the third. Love the world you have created.
    Love to see you explore story telling in graphic novel format.

    • Peter Darbyshire (Roman)

      Glad you like the series! It’s a fun world Cross and his friends have. I’m glad they let me get a glimpse into it now and then.

      I love the idea of a graphic novel version. If only I could draw.

      I’ve got a new book coming out in the fall, but it’s a collection of short stories unrelated to the Cross universe. Similar kind of zaniness but no Cross.

      I’ll be getting back to the next Cross book shortly. I’ve been making notes and outlining a novel and a story collection, so we’ll see which one demands to get written first.

      Thanks for commenting!

  3. Desiree Maher-Schley

    I recently checked ‘The Mona Lisa Sacrifice’ out of the local library. I was reading along, enjoying the premise, the badass, not-Jesus, Cross character, until I came to page 170 whereon you negate 20,000 years of First Nations culture, occupation, and existence in a single paragraph which opens, ‘The thing I like about America is it’s so new. There’s no history in the country.’
    Although I went on to read the rest of the book, that paragraph left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope that you, as a European Canadian living on unceded First Nations territory will make the effort to remove yourself from the colonial thinking that you displayed so egregiously in ‘The Mona Lisa Sacrifice’.
    Yours truly,
    Desiree Maher-Schley

  4. Peter Darbyshire (Roman)

    Good point. When I wrote that bit, I was thinking specifically of America vs. Europe. I’d travelled Europe a lot in the past and I was struck by how inescapable the past is there – ruins, castles, etc. everywhere. That sort of Western history is largely absent in North America, so that’s the comparison I had in mind, especially given the Cross books largely grapple with Western mythology. You’re justified in taking issue with this – I could have phrased it better.

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