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Ancient history meets epic fantasy in an action packed novella of war, magic and one man's struggle to find himself.

Varus is the fiercest soldier in the Roman legion, and the most undisciplined. Fighting Thracian pirates on the high seas, he faces attacks not just from spears and arrows, but from divine magic. With the enemy closing in, Varus faces a desperate battle for s
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Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published October 23rd 2015
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Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a fantasy tale infused with accurate historical details, but more than that it is a rousing adventure story with excellent characterization and plotting. I also count it a bonus that it takes place mostly upon the sea and realistically portrays nautical tactics, for when two stories are placed before me, I will always go for the rousing sea adventure. The story centers upon a young legionnaire who has a problem in battle, a problem which generates conflict with his fellow soldiers a ...more
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Ocean Gods, Roman Blades is a historical fantasy novella depicting the life and battles of the legionnaire Varus. Unlike many of his comrades, Varus has a bloodlust that enables him to kill many of his enemies, but also causes him to make mistakes that could one day cost him not just his own life but the lives of his fellow warriors as well. As well as telling the story of his squad’s battle against the Thracian pirates, this novel
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I write short stories, usually in the fantasy, steampunk and science fiction genres. I’ve had over forty pieces published, ranging from the story of a sorrowful robot to a steampunk adventure in the sewers beneath Venice.

When not writing fiction I’ve worked as a teacher, academic, data analyst, project manager and, in my darkest hour, a call centre employee. I’ve studied medieval history, manageme
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