QueerIndie Awards, 2022: Queer Fiction/Non-Fiction: Bronze, for body of work.

Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award, Semi-Finalist, 2021 for Empire’s Daughter

Eric Hoffer Awards: Finalist, 2021, for Empire’s Daughter; Finalist, 2022, for Empire’s Heir.

B.R.A.G Medallion, 2021, for Empire’s Daughter

Readers Favourite 5-Star Award, 2021, for Empire’s Legacy: The Complete First Trilogy.

Coffee Pot Book Club:

Highly Recommended, 2021, for Empire’s Heir

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

Discovered Diamond Award,

September 2021, for Empire’s Heir, Book VI of Empire’s Legacy

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

Historical Fiction Company

Highly Recommended, 2021 , for Empire’s Heir.

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.

Pye, my writing companion.