More About the Author
"The Child of the Erinyes" series is mythic fantasy, "Loads of testosterone, slaughter, and crazy magic" (with a love story, of course.)
"The Year-god's Daughter" is Rebecca Lochlann's debut novel: Book One of "The Child of the Erinyes" series. It has been utilized as a study guide in an American university, named a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree, and was awarded finalist status in the Chaucer Historical Fiction awards. Book Two, "The Thinara King," a First Place Winner in the Chaucer Historical Fiction Awards (Ancient History Category), and a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, continues the saga. Book Three, "In the Moon of Asterion," named a "Squawk of the Year" read by Melissa Conway, top reviewer at Booksquawk Book Reviews, wraps up the Bronze Age segment of the series and leads into Book Four ("The Sixth Labyrinth"), set in the Victorian era. "The Sixth Labyrinth" is being polished and edited.
Three of the planned six book series are currently available. The other three are in various stages of editing, along with companion novellas, also under construction. Update: the first companion novella is now available: Book 3.5, "The Moon Casts a Spell" is set on the isle of Barra, in the Outer Hebrides, in the mid-1800s.
Lochlann, a lifelong fan of the classic Greek myths, began envisioning a new epic story very early on, one launching from the foundation of the classics and continuing through the centuries right up into the present and future.
It has become her life's work, though she didn't exactly intend it to be that way when she started.
It took about fifteen years to research the Bronze Age segments of the series, and encompassed rare historical documents, mythology, archaeology, ancient religions, and volcanology. She found it necessary to immerse herself in historical facts (such facts as we have) as well as mythology, in order to create a believable ancient world touched with illusion and fancy.
She has always suspected that certain rare individuals, either blessed or tortured, voluntarily or involuntarily, are woven by fate or the Immortals into the labyrinth of time, and that deities sometimes speak to us through dreams and visions, gently prompting us to tell their lost stories.
Who knows? It could make a difference.
More information can be found, and she can be reached, at her website: rebeccalochlann.com
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