Etruscans

Beloved of the Gods

Morgan Llywelyn and Michael Scott

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Bestselling historical novelist Morgan Llywelyn teams up with Irish fantasy writer Michael Scott to write an epic fantasy based on the mythology of ancient Rome.

As the Romans expand their rule from their newly founded capital city, the civilization of their elegant forerunners, the Etruscans, is waning. Into this era of flux and change strides a young figure destined to become one of the classical world's greatest mythic heroes.

When Vesi, a young Etruscan noblewoman, is raped by a supernatural being who was once human, a child is conceived. Outcast from Etruria, Vesi bears a son she calls Horatrim: a child who is dangerous both to the Etruscans and to his own father, he is gifted with arcane knowledge and supernatural abilities, but has a human heart. Separated from his mother, he travels to Rome and is adopted by a businessman who changes his name to Horatius--a name that will ring down the ages. More than glory awaits the young man, however: his demon sire is pursuing Horatrim to kill him.

This is fantasy of the highest order. Into a bold and colorful weave of action and adventure, Llywelyn and Scott skillfully incorporate the classical themes underlying imaginative fiction.

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“Gracefully told.”
Library Journal

 

“[A] sturdy historical fantasy novel. . . . Horatius grows persuasively as a character as well as in age . . . and the final sequence in the underworld is well up to Llywelyn’s usual vivid standard.”
Publishers Weekly

 

“The fast-paced plot, the large cast of characters, and the colorful settings certainly will appeal to readers of romantic fantasy. Many bodices are ripped, bloody intrigues are revealed, and the conclusion leaves room for a sequel.”
VOYA

“Gripping historical fantasy.”
Science Fiction Chronicle


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Morgan Llywelyn and Michael Scott

Since 1980, Morgan Llywelyn has created an entire body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. Her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin. Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most prolific authors. His young adult bestseller The Alchemyst, published in May 2007, spent sixteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.  Mark Burnett (Survivor) is producing the film for New Line Pictures.

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Etruscans
Beloved of the Gods
Morgan Llywelyn and Michael Scott

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312875510
ISBN10: 0312875517
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$15.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429967969
ISBN10: 142996796X
320 pages
$9.99
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