If you’d like to hear my opinions on pineapple on pizza, how to become a good writer, and what I would have done in another life, here’s an interview with Renee Gendron of A Muse Bouche



Eric Hoffer Awards: Finalist, 2021, for Empire’s Daughter.

Historical Fantasy Book of the Year, 2019, Gold Medal for Empire’s Exile, Book III of Empire’s Legacy

Box Set of the Year, 2019, Silver Medal for Empire’s Legacy

Highly Recommended, 2020, for Oraiáphon: A Novella of the Empire

Historical Fantasy Book of the Year, Gold Medal, 2020, for Empire’s Reckoning

Coffee Pot Book Club

Discovered Diamond Award,

March 2020, for Empire’s Daughter, Book I of Empire’s Legacy

April 2020, for Empire’s Hostage, Book II of Empire’s Legacy

June 2020, for Empire’s Exile, Book III of Empire’s Legacy.

(all shortlisted for Book of the Month)

June 2020, for Empire’s Reckoning, Book I of Empire’s Reprise

Marian L Thorpe

This is me, eight months into the pandemic. I haven’t had hair this long for many years! After two careers, the first as a research scientist and the second as an educator, I published my first book, Empire’s Daughter, in the same year I retired: 2015.

My books are historical fiction of an imagined world, one that is close to Britain, Northern Europe, and Rome, but isn’t. A world where a society evolved differently after the Eastern Empire left, where one young fisherwoman answers her leader’s call to defend her country, beginning a journey into uncharted territory, in an Empire of the edge of history.