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Scott Oden was born in Indiana, but has spent most of his life shuffling between his home in rural North Alabama, a Hobbit hole in Middle-earth, and some sketchy tavern in the Hyborian Age. He is an avid reader of fantasy and ancient history, a collector of swords, and a player of tabletop role-playing games. When not writing, he can be found walking his two dogs or doting over his lovely wife, Shannon.

Oden’s previous works include the historical fantasy, The Lion of Cairo, and two historical novels, Men of Bronze and Memnon. He is currently working on his next novel.

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Men of Bronze

3.82 avg rating — 584 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Memnon

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The Lion of Cairo

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A Gathering of Ravens

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Serpent of Hellas

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In times past, artists and writers had patrons.  Men (and women) of wealth and position paid good ducats to have creative souls be part of their entourages — patrons like the illustrious Lorenzo de’Medici, who bankrolled Michaelangelo and Botticelli, or Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southhampton, who kept William Shakespeare in the chinks. These days, writers […]
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“Étaín could have refuted everything Grimnir claimed, had her mind not been shattered from exhaustion; she could have told him that when the earth shook, every man, woman, and child inside Badon shared the same belief: that it was the hand of God, descended to earth to put paid to some nest of sinners, like Sodom and Gomorrah. No, sin was Badon’s downfall, and those whom the Almighty spared would go to their graves hard in the belief that they owed their existence from this day on to divine grace, to piety, and to the love of Christ Jesus.”
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“this oväder—this un-weather—was of the Devil’s making; that the fumes of Hell warmed the world of Man, and soon the armies of God would strike from the Gates of Heaven to set the balance right.”
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“I don't know why the gods made Fate our master then gave us a fighting spirit, perhaps only for their own amusement, perhaps to give us a thirst for life.”
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