“Lena is many-sided—soldier, sailor, horsewoman, hunter, student of history. She is also appealingly complex—bisexual, willful, sensitive, caring…” Maria Luisa Lang “..a goldmine of anticipation, apprehension, joys and hardships, survival and all-consuming, accepting love.” Liis Scanlon, Cover to Cover 99 cent weekend continues on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/empireslegacy
Available Nov 29 – Dec 4 for 0.99 cents each on Amazon In a world reminiscent of northern Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, this historical fantasy series explores the meaning of loyalty and love in a rapidly changing society. Following the protagonist, Lena, over a period of four years, from the … More $0.99 E-Book Weekend!
Since I wrote my last blog post on the quotes that kept me focused while writing Empire’s Exile, I’ve been noticing what else I use to keep to my themes and moods. Unsurprisingly, and especially for the work-in-progress, music is a large influence. In Exile, the ear-worm that both plagued and focused me throughout was … More Still Breaking the Heart
In war there are no unwounded soldiers. This quote from José Narosky is written in large letters on the whiteboard in my study. Its purpose is to focus me on the main theme of my work-in-progress. In all the books in the Empire’s Legacy series, the titles reflect the main themes of the book. In … More No Unwounded Soldiers
Here’s just a smidgen of Empire’s Reckoning, the current work-in-progress, to whet appetites! Lost. I wrapped my cloak around me a little tighter, shivering in the night and fog. Lost, and cold, and in true mortal danger, from both the elements and men, and within a day’s travel from Gundarstorp. My father’s lands, which … More Empire’s Reckoning – just a taste!
“Empire’s Exile is a goldmine of anticipation, apprehension, joys and hardships, survival and all-consuming, accepting love.” You can read the rest of Liis Scanlon’s detailed and comprehensive review here: https://liisthinks.blog/2018/08/17/empires-exile-empires-legacy-3-by-marian-l-thorpe/ amazon.com/author/marianthorpe
Unbelievably, the Empire’s Legacy trilogy is done. Here are the covers, the links, and an excerpt from the third and final book. Fifteen years of my life, these have taken: twelve for Empire’s Daughter, because I was still working and busy with other commitments as well; two for Empire’s Hostage, and a shocking less-than-one for … More The Completed Trilogy
On Tuesday June 26th at the eBar (in Guelph, Ontario) my short-story chapbook In An Absent Dream, with artwork by Duy Trinh, is part of the group launch called Ephemera Fanfare, put on by our publisher Vocamus Offcuts. If you’re in the vicinity, come and join us!
I was interviewed recently by writer and videographer R.B. Young for his video series WriteIDEAs. We talked about theme in historical fantasy. View the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0k4F0NBQZY&feature=youtu.be
Here’s a little taste of Empire’s Exile (due out late 2018) just for today: My doubts….were meaningless; they were as unfounded as if he had doubted me because I could shoot a bow, or navigate a sunless sea. I had touched on the truth, the first night at the lake: the darkness within us both … More A Valentine’s Day Excerpt