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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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Scott Oden Hi Emelia! Glad you liked it! As for Twilight of the Gods, there's no release date just yet, and I've revised my deadline to December 31. With any luc…moreHi Emelia! Glad you liked it! As for Twilight of the Gods, there's no release date just yet, and I've revised my deadline to December 31. With any luck it'll be out and in your grubby little hands by this time next year :)

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Scott Oden Hi Mikos! "Amarante" has been acquired by a new quarterly magazine of speculative fiction called SKELOS (http://skelospress.com/) and should be appear…moreHi Mikos! "Amarante" has been acquired by a new quarterly magazine of speculative fiction called SKELOS (http://skelospress.com/) and should be appearing in their second issue. "Sanctuary" is no longer available, though if you give me a week or so I'll try and get it posted to Wattpad. I'll edit this reply to let you know when it's live and give you the link!(less)
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Men of Bronze

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Memnon

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Excerpt from “The Phoenician #1: The Bastard Son of Horus”

For several years, I’ve had a short story rolling around in my skull — a tale of young Hasdrabal Barca, the protagonist of Men of Bronze.  Not an origin story, precisely, but rather the first in a cycle of tales about how he came to be a soldier of Pharaoh’s Medjay and the deeds that …

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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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