“We cannot shape the circumstances to fit our lives, only our lives to fit the circumstances. What defines us, as men and women, is how we respond to those circumstances.”
Exiled from the Empire as a traitor, Casyn’s words echo in Lena’s mind. Determined to find Casil, the legendary city of beauty and learning, she travels into long-unknown lands. Her experiences in the first winter leave her scarred and afraid, but resolving to heal, and supported by an unexpected love, she continues her search. A chance meeting with envoys from the Empire and Linrathe, desperately seeking help from Casil, forces her to a difficult decision. Struggling to keep faith with her choices, facing the almost-certain destruction of her land and her people, Lena’s journey takes her to a deeper understanding of loyalty, sacrifice, and the dimensions of love.
Is your book part of a series / standalone? – Book III of the Empire’s Legacy series.
If the book is part of a series, can it also be read as a standalone? And if not, can you make previous books available for reviewers if they wish to catch up? Yes, although this is harder to do than the first two. I will make Book I and II available if needed.
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Not content with two careers as a research scientist and an educator, Marian L Thorpe decided to go back to what she’d always wanted to do and be a writer. Author of the alternative world medieval trilogy Empire’s Legacy, Marian also has published short stories and poetry. Her life-long interest in Roman and post-Roman European history informs her novels, while her avocations of landscape archaeology and birding provide background to her settings.
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This is a wonderful book and the series has just got better with each book.
I love the way that this book comes across as you get to see just how different this society is compared to our own.
The author has really made this a world in which it shows a dystopian style but also a world in which I would love to visit. It has such depth and I think this is one of the better ones at creating a brand new outlook for the world.
I do hope there will be more on this world in the future as it really has captured my heart.