We’re delighted to be on tour sharing Laura’s thoughts for the second book in the Empire’s Legacy series, Empire’s Hostage.
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Empire’s Hostage by Marian L Thorpe is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.
For fifteen months, the Empire and the northern people have been at war, but a truce is finally at hand. As part of this treaty, Lena, now a Guardswoman on the Wall, is asked to stand as a hostage, to go north to live and learn among the people of Linrathe. But not everyone there will welcome her. As Lena learns more of the history of both her land and the north, a new threat emerges, one that will test her loyalty to its limits, and in the end, demand a price she could not have envisioned.
Empire’s Hostage is book two in the Empire’s Legacy series.
This story follows Lena as guardswoman to the Emperor. After the fighting from the previous book, two countries decide to trade hostages to continue the peace. Lena is the chosen hostage as the emperor is wary about sending his own daughter.
Lena is a strong character and whilst a hostage she discovers more about the differing cultures and the Empire.
A historical fantasy which is set in a pre-industrial time where people are still riding horses. I love how the author describes the setting, this story is filled with great details.
I’m really enjoying this trilogy and looking forward to reading the last book, Empire’s Exile.
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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.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/marianlthorpe