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Legionary: Viper of the North

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Legionary: Viper of the North

Post by Gordopolis » Thu August 16th, 2012, 5:36 pm

Hey all,

My new book 'Legionary: Viper of the North' is now available on Kindle. It should be available in paperback from mid-September!

http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblo ... ofthenorth


The Danubian frontier is weaker than ever, and a storm is gathering in the north . . .

Deep winter, 376 AD: Emperor Valens has withdrawn the field armies from Moesia and Thracia to fight in the Persian War. The impoverished limitanei legions left behind to defend the banks of the River Danubius are now all that stand between the war-hungry Goths and heart of the Eastern Roman Empire.

For Numerius Vitellius Pavo and the men of the XI Claudia, the brief from Emperor Valens is simple: to avoid war with the Goths at all costs while the Roman defences are so weak. But in the frozen lands north of the Danubius a dark legend, thought long dead, has risen again. The name is on the lips of every warrior in Gutthiuda; the one who will unite the tribes, the one whose armies will march upon the empire, the one who will bathe in Roman blood . . .

The Viper!



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G

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Post by annis » Fri August 17th, 2012, 7:11 am

Thanks for the update, Gordon. You're building up quite a body of work now :)

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Post by Gordopolis » Fri August 17th, 2012, 7:38 am

True - 18 months ago all I had was a manuscript and a half in my drawer and now it's all go go go!

It gets really addictive though, eh? Especially when readers get in touch to tell you how much they enjoyed your work and to offer encouragement for the next one.

I'm supposed to be having a 'break' at the moment, but I'm not sure I can remember what to do with my time if I'm not writing :)

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Post by Shield-of-Dardania » Wed September 5th, 2012, 9:28 am

You went from 1 1/2 manuscripts to 3 published books in 1 1/2 years. You must share with us your strategies for writing great stories at high speed.

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Post by Gordopolis » Wed September 5th, 2012, 9:40 am

[quote=""Shield-of-Dardania""]You went from 1 1/2 manuscripts to 3 published books in 1 1/2 years. You must share with us your strategies for writing great stories at high speed.[/quote]

Haha! As my mate Simon Turney put it - Ennui is a great driving force!

I found that my day job really wasn't inspiring me as it once had. So I threw myself into my writing, both as a means of escapism and from a desire to be a writer and get my works out there.

I'm a bit of a tyrant with myself at the best of times, so when I set about something, it usually happens (sometimes to my detriment :rolleyes :)

Also, self-publishing my books means there is little delay between the final polish and publishing.

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Post by Shield-of-Dardania » Wed September 5th, 2012, 10:55 am

That's one trick I still haven't got the hang of yet. Throwing myself into it for sustained enough periods. Especially if I hadn't slept much the night before. I'd soon throw myself out of it as fatigue gets the better of me.

But I'm still soldiering on. I guess one's got to make sacrifices.

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