Monday, November 14, 2011

Varangian: The Stone of Babylon - Sabine K. Atkins


Born in the southern German state of Bavaria, Sabine K. Atkins grew up
listening to and reading old German fairy tales and folk stories.

She immigrated to the US, became a citizen in 2005 and now resides
near Nashville, Tennessee.

She seeks to combine the folk tales of the old world with fast-paced
modern storytelling driven by unique characters and the powerful
imagery of US blockbuster movies.

Product description:

Bound by an ancient oath, Edric is protecting a powerful secret ...

Anglo-Saxon Edric is a Varangian, the member of an elite military
force in medieval Constantinople. Being part secret service agent,
part imperial security detail, he is privy to all kinds of secrets and
intrigues in a strategically significant city embroiled in wars as
well as internal political turmoil. But Edric is taken by surprise,
when he finds out that his friend, an alchemist from Persia, has given
him superpowers and wants him to protect the Stone of Babylon - by any
means necessary.

This task sends Edric on a mind-bending journey of epic proportions,
full of exciting clashes with warriors and supernatural beings,
dangerous alchemy, time travel, fantastical machines, and the
acquaintances of strikingly beautiful members of the opposite sex (and
not all of them seem to be concerned with his well-being).

A journey that not only will reveal to him the purpose of the Stone of
Babylon, but also show him his true strength.

(This is the first book in a trilogy.)

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

A unique, tough, intelligent protagonist/superhero and his historical
background, alchemy and medieval battle action, an entertaining
contemporary mystery/chase/search plot

Q: Why did you go indie?

I like to spend my time writing instead of hunting after agents or publishers.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Michael Moorcock, J.R.R. Tolkien

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