Novels by Marcel M du Plessis

Longer pieces of fiction or non-fiction. Writing novels is my true passion. There is nothing like seeing characters and plots develop in long-form writing. It’s hard, but it’s rewarding.

Current Project


Proposed Cover for The Silent Symphony

My current project is a literary novel. I have worked on it for almost four years now and it is currently in it’s third major rewrite. I am confident that the novel will see completion this year (2018). I’ll reveal more about the novel throughout the year.


Cassius Wortham leaves all he knows behind to make it as a writer in the City, a nameless, walled metropolis at the crossroads of the world. But things are not as they seem. His roommate might have mob connections, his artist friend has addiction issues, and the waitress at the poetry club has political aspirations. Not to mention the invisible spirit of history that follows them around waiting to chronicle a looming catastrophe.

As overseas turmoil brings tides of refugees to the walls of the City. Ambitious leaders play at social engineering. The loudest voices are drowned in the growing silence. Only Cas, his friends and their ghostly tag-along hold the key to the future, for in the end the silent will decide the fate of the City. Listen…and you too may hear the instruments of the Silent Symphony.

Top Image: Nymphs finding the head of Orpheus, by John William Waterhouse (1900)