This post is part of the Brain-To-Books CyberCon 2017 Fantasy Blog Hop!
Welcome to the Historical-Fantasy-Mystery world of Egretia!
Allow me to first introduce my stories and then myself. Stick with me, and there’s a giveaway for you 🙂
Murder In Absentia is a story of Togas, Daggers, and Magic. It draws on my three main loves in fiction: ancient Rome, detectives, and Fantasy. It is the story I always wanted to read.
The debut novel tells the story of Felix, a small-time detective specialising in occult cases. In his own words: “Purloined jewellery, missing persons, cheating spouses were what paid for my bread and fish sauce. The occasional debunking of charlatans, confirmation of ancient scrolls, and even, rarely, a real magical ring were what would one day fill my memoirs.”
This time he gets called in on a case that needs to be kept hushed from the authorities – a case that seems well over his head…
Since publishing Murder In Absentia, I have published a few short stories with Felix. These are small cases, his regular fare, which serve both as introduction to his world and as a diversion for me when I am working on the editing / publication phase of novels. You can find them free on my blog here.
As for me, I has been a bibliophile since he learnt to read at the age of five, and a Romanophile ever since I first got his hands on Asterix. I’ve had my nose in a book as far as I can remember.
After years of reading classic Sci Fi and Fantasy, detective stories and mysteries, and – recently – a lot of historical detectives set in Rome, such as those by Lindsey Davis, Steven Saylor and Ruth Downie, I sat down one night and started to write. I haven’t stopped since.
In order to introduce you to my main protagonist – Felix – and my writing, I thought I’d start with a few of my favourite quotes.
Now for the giveaway!
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