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Varangian: The Stone of Babylon (Varangian Trilogy #1)

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Bound by an ancient oath, Edric is protecting a powerful secret...

Anglo-Saxon Edric is a Varangian, the member of an elite military force in medieval Constantinople. Being part secret service agent, part imperial security detail, he is privy to all kinds of secrets and intrigues in a strategically significant city embroiled in wars as well as internal political turmoil. B
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published September 1st 2011
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I started as a mix of history and fantasy and turned into something different which I can't tell you without giving away too much of the story.

Edric is a fascinating character. The story is well done and I can't wait to see how the story will continue.

Great debut. Well done Sabine Atkins. You have a new fan.

Varangian: The Stone of Babylon is an absolutely great blend of history, fantasy, superpowers and time travel which blossoms in an adventurous roller coaster ride of a story starring Edric wh
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As a new author, Ms. Atkins is a wonderfully fresh voice and excellent writing style! She has provided an amazing tale of drama, suspense, and intrigue in a world littered with far too many 'light' books. I was riveted by her attention to detail and I loved ever moment of Edric's world and the adventures he encounters. I have to honestly say there is magic in what Sabine writes, and an imagery that is breath-taking. From the opening chapter, I was captured by Edric's tale of battles, intrigue, a ...more
The story began in Constantinople in the early 13th century when Edric and other members of the Varangian guard
protected the life of the emperor. About 40% through the book there was a "time travel" event and things really

This is the first book in a series and the book had a "cliff hanger" ending.

Some violence
no explicite sex
So exciting. Mix of fantasy and history, action and romance. Love Edric but waiting to read more of Baldwin too. Hope they will become friends. Will definitely buy the book. Can't wait ro read the following one. Don't keep us in suspence too long.
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Born in the southern German state of Bavaria (that's the area with the Alps, Munich, beer, lederhosen and the Oktoberfest), I grew up listening to and reading old German fairy tales and folk stories. Then, in my early teens, I began to write down my own stories, first on an old mechanical typewriter I had found hidden away in my family's belongings.
I especially fondly remember the times spent with
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