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Empire’s Daughter is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Empire’s Daughter by Marian L Thorpe

Genre:  Alternative universe medieval adventure

Tour Dates: 5th - 11th October 2019

Publication Date: Feb 2015

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF and  Limited Paperbacks

Estimated Page Count - 285

Book I of the Empire’s Legacy trilogy. Can be read as a standalone.

Potential Trigger Warnings: Hand to hand combat violence and resulting death; the protagonist is trained as an assassin. No graphic sex. One cat dies, no dogs. No sexual violence but discussion of rape as a possibility.

Types of post available: Reviews or limited guest posts, extracts and Q&As

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For twenty generations, the men and women of The Empire have lived separately, the women farming and fishing, the men fighting wars. But in the spring of Lena’s seventeenth year, an officer rides into her village with an unprecedented request. The Empire is threatened by invasion, and to defend it successfully, women will need to fight.

When the village votes in favour, Lena and her partner Maya are torn apart. Maya chooses exile rather than battle, Lena chooses to fight. As Lena learns the skills of warfare and leadership, she discovers that choices have consequences that cannot be foreseen, and that her role in her country’s future is greater than she could have dreamed.  

About Marian L Thorpe

Writer of historical fantasy and urban fantasy for adults. The Empire's Legacy series explores gender expectations, the conflicts between personal belief and societal norms, and how, within a society where sexuality is fluid, personal definitions of love and loyalty change with growth and experience. 

The world of Empire's Legacy was inspired by my interest in the history of Britain in the years when it was a province of the Roman Empire called Britannia, and then in the aftermath of the fall of the Roman Empire. In another life, I would have been a landscape archaeologist, and landscape is an important metaphor in the Empire's Legacy trilogy and in all my writing, fiction and non-fiction. 

I live in Canada for most of the year, England for the rest, have one cat, a husband, and when I'm not writing or editing, I'm birding.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

5th October

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. Mai's Musings

  3. Minimac Reviews

6th October

  1. Four Moon Reviews

  2. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  3. MADEUP Book Reviews

7th October

  1. Seansbookreviews

  2. BooksChatter

  3. donnasbookblog

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