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Amanda McCrina

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Amanda McCrina was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in History and Political Science from the University of West Georgia, and is currently pursuing her MA in History at UWG. Her research interest is in the Christianization of the Roman army.

She is represented by Lane Heymont of The Seymour Agency.

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Amanda McCrina I didn't have one particular historical moment in mind. The world is meant to feel generally Imperial Roman, and there are some obvious parallels…moreI didn't have one particular historical moment in mind. The world is meant to feel generally Imperial Roman, and there are some obvious parallels between the conflict in His Own Good Sword and Rome's ongoing wars against the Celtic tribes in Britain. But it's not meant to be a direct allegory. :-)(less)
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I tried the first of my Blood Road tea blends from Adagio. Of course I had to start with the blend for my main character, Torien. The base is a chestnut black tea, with hazelnut, cream, and apple accents. I wanted the blend to be very rustic, woodsy, and autumnal—Torien’s birthday is in the fall, for one thing, and woods/trees always seem to figure very prominently in his memories of his hom...

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[January 23, 2014] A thoroughly enjoyable novel. Though Vorkosigan and Barrayaran society are the real foci, I love that the story is filtered through Cordelia's eyes. The one downside, perhaps, is that Cordelia's own worl
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Hazel West I'm glad you're enjoying it =)


Amanda McCrina Hazel wrote: "Just ordered your book last night! Can't wait to get it =)"

Excellent! Btw, I'm reading through "On a Foreign Field" right now and very much enjoying it. :-)


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Hazel West Just ordered your book last night! Can't wait to get it =)


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