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Amalia Dillin

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Amalia Dillin began as a Biology major before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn't stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats--to pull her chariot through the sky, of course.

Amalia is the author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy, and the Orc Saga, beginning with HONOR AMONG ORCS. She also writes historical fiction under the name Amalia Carosella.

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Amalia Dillin Hi Zoe!

Thanks so much for reading and I'm so glad you're enjoying the series! I'm planning right now for a 2017 release for Orc Saga 3, but how early …more
Hi Zoe!

Thanks so much for reading and I'm so glad you're enjoying the series! I'm planning right now for a 2017 release for Orc Saga 3, but how early or late in 2017 will depend a great deal on when other contracted projects are scheduled -- I don't want to cannibalize my own sales, and don't have the same control over those dates to firmly place book 3 quite yet.

I'm so sorry to keep you waiting, and I'm eager to get book three into your hands, so I hope you'll hang in there with me!

Also thank you SO MUCH for your question!(less)
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SON OF ZEUS Release Day!

Happy Release Day to SON OF ZEUS, available now in wide release--digital and paperback--and an exclusive to Amazon hardcover edition! Your HELEN OF SPARTA fave Pirithous is back! But this time, he's adventuring in the world you know!Pirithous, son of Zeus, stumbles out of the Underworld into Upstate New York, a land nothing like the one he left behind so long ago. The price of his freedom: revive
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This book was phenomenal. The contextualization of events and details within the Homeric epics and the Trojan War was just everything I needed in one tidy, EXTREMELY readable volume.

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"Thank you to the publishers and Edelweiss for the ARC.

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This book was delightful. Red makes an A++++++ hero and Chloe is a fantastic protagonist. And if this is a trend, right now, of romances wherein the characters are made more free to be their true selves in partnership with one another, I am HERE FOR ...more
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“And as long as she lives, as long as she thinks of me with fondness and the memory of our life together brings her comfort, I will honor her for it. I will love her above all else in this world and the next. And there is nothing you can do to stop it”
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“Told so repeatedly that we were worthless, we could not see the truth until we looked into each other's eyes.”
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“If we're to have any peace, we must keep faith.”
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“Wait." He paused, and she held out a hand to him. His thick fingers engulfed her tapering ones; his skin was warm and dry, and scorched her. "Before we go pick up poor Lieutenant Illyan again..."

He took her in his arms, and they kissed, for the first time, for a long time.

"Oh," she muttered after. "Perhaps that was a mistake. It hurts so much when you stop."

"Well, let me..." his hand stroked her hair, gently, then desperately wrapped itself in a shimmering coil; they kissed again.”
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“He shook his head and looked away, as if he was giving himself a firm lecture only he could here.”
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“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”
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