- Brian Niemeier, Campbell-nominated author of Souldancer
"Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key is a stunning debut novel. McPhail's creation is packed with tension and excitement, from the political machinations of the empire to the almost Atlantean history of Dodrazeb and mythical Anutupi. The imagery is enchanting, but the adventure is mesmerizing."
About the Author
Her love of creating plausible fictional cultures is rooted in her early college days as an archaeology/anthropology major. Articles and documentaries on the ancient Hittites, Egyptians, Mayans, or other extinct cultures still make her eyes light up. Susan's mind is usually wandering around the intersection of Ancient Aliens and Indiana Jones searching for nuggets of inspiration for a new story.
When she's not reading or writing, she's binge-watching television mysteries and period dramas or going to the movies. The Treasures of Dodrazeb series has been called "the best third century Persian historical sword-and-science series you'll ever read." You can find her online at sdmcphail.com, on Twitter @susan_mcphail, and on Facebook at S.D. McPhail.