Janet Morris

Best selling author Janet Morris began writing in 1976 and has since published more than 30 novels, many co-authored with her husband Chris Morris or others. She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World, in which she created the Sacred Band of Stepsons, a mythical unit of ancient fighters modeled on the Sacred Band of Thebes. She created, orchestrated, and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell, writing stories for the series as well as co-writing the related novel, The Little Helliad, with Chris Morris. She wrote the bestselling Silistra Quartet in the 1970s, including High Couch of Silistra, The Golden Sword, Wind from the Abyss, and The Carnelian Throne. This quartet had more than four million copies in Bantam print alone, and was translated into German, French, Italian, Russian and other languages. In the 1980s, Baen Books released a second edition of this landmark series. The third edition is the Author’s Cut edition, newly revised by the author for Perseid Press. Most of her fiction work has been in the fantasy and science fiction genres, although she has also written historical and other novels. Morris has written, contributed to, or edited several book-length works of non-fiction, as well as papers and articles on nonlethal weapons, developmental military technology and other defense and national security topics.

Janet says: ‘People often ask what book to read first. I recommend “I, the Sun” if you like ancient history; “The Sacred Band,” a novel, if you like heroic fantasy; “Lawyers in Hell” if you like historical fantasy set in hell; “Outpassage” if you like hard science fiction; “High Couch of Silistra” if you like far-future dystopian or philosophical novels. I am most enthusiastic about the definitive Perseid Press Author’s Cut editions, which I revised and expanded.’

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

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Series: Sacred Band of Stepsons, Book 3
Genre: Fantasy

Where witches turn warriors into fleas, curses rain from heaven, and no one can be trusted, only the immortal Tempus' Stepsons can salvage life and glory.

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The Golden Sword
Beyond Wizardwall

Beyond Wizardwall

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Series: Sacred Band of Stepsons, Book 4
Genre: Fantasy

At the Festival of Man, where the games go beyond swordplay and racing to assassination and treachery, an emperor's life and the honor of Tempus' Sacred Band hang in the balance.

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Wind From the Abyss
Heroika II: Skirmishers

Heroika II: Skirmishers

Summon the Skirmishers to their eternal purpose, to face a foe who must be opposed at all cost. Gird yourself and join the brotherhood of 'do or die.' Created by Janet Morris and edited by Alexandra Butcher, HEROIKA: SKIRMISHERS is an anthology of desperate struggles in far flung time-scapes, the age old smell of battle and death. SKIRMISHERS --Tales for the bold among you!

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City at the Edge of Time
The Carnelian Throne
Earth Dreams
Tempus Unbound

Tempus Unbound

Is this the Lemuria of antiquity, or of times to come? Once you've ridden the storm clouds of heaven from the edge of time, anything is possible.

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The 40-Minute War
Dream Dancer
Storm Seed

Storm Seed

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Series: Sacred Band of Stepsons, Book 7
Genre: Fantasy

Tempus the Black, avatar of the Storm God, joins his partner Niko and reunites the Sacred Band of Stepsons for a mission to a time undreamed and land unknown.

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