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
Another teaser for Empire’s Reckoning…which won’t be out for another year or so, but perhaps it might tease you into reading the first series, Empire’s Legacy! Paths Untrodden My true love’s eyes are darkly gleaming In candlelight and music’s lure; One night alone, at spring’s fair dawning, To keep me longing through the years, To leave … More Paths Untrodden: Sorley’s Song for Cillian
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
This is a reblog of a post I wrote some time ago, but in honour of LGBT History month here in the UK, which is where I am living until the end of March, I’m reposting it. Lena’s World: Sexuality in the Empire: Empire’s Legacy Backgrounder IV In Lena’s world, the world of the Empire, sexuality is varied … More LGBT history and the Empire’s Legacy Series
“I wonder the wonder, freedom of freedoms, play for you nightly and sing in the rain. I pray for your ghosts to let you off lightly, lessen and get rid of your terrible pain.” Welcome to today’s guest post, from Frances Wasserman-Bildner, promoting her new book, Expressions of an Artist: The Whole Shebang “I … More Guest Post: Expressions of an Artist: The Whole Shebang – Frances Wassermann-Bildner