Cover Reveal!

I’m pleased to share with you the cover – back and front – for Empire’s Hostage, again the work of the talented A.J O’Brien (check his own psychological thriller out here.)

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‘Hostage’ is currently with its beta-readers and I’ll be making the last changes, copy-edits, etc., in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to release in late June or early July, just in time for summer reading!

I still have a few ARCs available for Kindle or e-pub….and if you haven’t read the first book, Empire’s Daughter, I can provide an e-book of that as well, if you’d like.  Send me a message!

 

What may still lie between the mountains and the sea….

Interested in reading? Send me a message.

 

“…will you face east with me, and bow to that memory, and to what may still lie between the mountains and the sea?” 

Those enigmatic words seal a truce called in the fifteen-month war between the Empire and Linrathe, the country north of the Wall, binding the Emperor Callan, the Teannasach Donnalch, and their people. But in additional surety of peace, the truce requires hostages, children of the leaders. 

Lena is a Guardswoman on the Wall when this peace is negotiated, one of many women who rode north to defend their land. When the General Casyn asks her to take the place of one of his daughters as a hostage, Lena agrees, to learn that she will be sent to a Ti’ach, a house of learning, for the duration of the truce. Here, perhaps, she can learn more about the east, and what its place is in the history of the Empire.

 But not every student welcomes her, and Lena soon learns that the history of both the countries beyond the Wall and her own Empire are more complex, and more intertwined, than she imagines.  When circumstances take her even farther north, into lands of a people unknown to the Empire, all her skills of leadership and self-defense are needed to avert danger to herself, the Empire, and its fragile allegiance with Linrathe…at an ultimate cost beyond her imagining.

Empire’s Hostage, book II in the Empire’s Legacy series, is fast approaching release. It follows Lena, the protagonist of Empire’s Daughterinto a larger world and into greater danger, testing her loyalties once again.

ARCs will be available soon in either e-pub or mobi format.  Interested in reading, rating, and/or reviewing?  Send me a message.

Cover Reveal: Spinnings: Brief Fantasies in Prose and Verse

Spinnings Final Cover Here is is! A reminder ARCs are available on request – either comment below or send an email to marianlthorpe(@)gmail.com (remove the spambot brackets first).

7000 words…it’ll take you half an hour to read!

ARC offer!

A young architect is strangely attracted to an unusual house; a college lecturer takes a photograph that shows more than it should in this pair of short stories, linked by a verse.

I’m offering advanced readers/reviewers copies of my newest book:

Spinnings: Brief Fantasies in Prose and Verse.Spinnings Final Cover

This is a short read, not much over 7000 words, consisting of two short stories and one poem.  It’s urban fantasy, set in the modern world.

If you’d like a copy, please let me know either by commenting here or sending me an email at marianlthorpe (at) gmail.com, and let me know if you’d like an e-pub or .mobi.

Release date is March 25th on Amazon.