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Marian L. Thorpe

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My books are historical fiction of an imagined world, one that is close to Britain, Northern Europe, and Rome, but isn't any of them. A world where a society evolved differently after the Eastern Empire left, where one young fisherwoman answers her leader's call to defend her country, beginning a journey into uncharted territory, in an Empire on the edge of history.

After two careers as a research scientist and an educator, I decided it was time to do what I'd always really wanted, and be a writer. As well as my novels, I've published short stories and poetry. My life-long interest in Roman and post-Roman European history provided the inspiration for my books, while my other interests in landscape archaeology and birding provide background.
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I picked this up at a folk festival this past summer, where I'd gone specifically to hear Garnet Rogers sing for the first time in a few years. As an image from one of the songs he sang (So Happy) gave me a pivotal scene for my own next book (still i ...more
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"Just partway through, but man, this is a great book. Garnet covers a lot of ground,- keeps you engaged, informed, curious and looking for what's next!"
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'Celtic' is a magic bag, into which anything may be put, and out of which almost anything may come … Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason.


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What is sanity? What is real, and what is not? In the midst of the Great War, in the inescapable nightmare of trench warfare, a comatose man is found. He has no identification; he will admit to neither a name nor a past. He believes he is dead, and s ...more
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Poignant but unsentimental, Coming Apart introduces us to two sisters with very different lives. In Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, Ava lives in the working-class poverty of a coal town; her sister Clare has escaped her upbringing to a life ...more
Empire's Heir by Marian L. Thorpe
"This is the sixth book for the Empire's Legacy series and so far each book has been a fantastic read and this book is no different! I have come to really enjoy all of the characters! Each of them has grown and changed throughout the series!
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“Tell him she danced," I said. "To music, and with a sword, and both were beautiful.”
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“Tell him she danced," I said. "To music, and with a sword, and both were beautiful.”
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