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Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney24 hours ago
Of course, even the ancient sources don't actually quite say this happened, but it's still a nice meme anyway...

Did you know the paperback of Caligula is out next month? ;-)
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Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney shared History 360: The Historical Fiction Collective's post.2 days ago
Halloween looms, and in that spirit, here's a short story to chill and thrill. :-)

https://sjat.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/lemures-a-short-story-for-the-halloween-season/
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Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney added 3 new photos.2 days ago
Two months ago I packed up the office and moved out. Today, finally, USS Office NCC 1702-A is complete and I'm in. Time to make Rufinus' life a misery again....
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney5 days ago
As you probably know, I'm busy writing Praetorian IV at the moment. And today something struck me. While writing my fantasy novels, or Marius' Mules, or the Ottoman stuff etc, my characters are all fully matured humans at the start of the series, or by the time the story gets going, and the focus is more on events surrounding the character and their reactions than the nature of the character himself.

Rufinus in Praetorian is different. In The Great Game, Rufinus is an idealistic and clumsy young man. He is put through hell over the course of that book, and while he remains idealistic and honourable, he begins to change, seeing and understanding the bitter and dark side of the world.

In the Price of Treason, Rufinus confronts his personal demons. He battles addictions and the encroaching darkness of the soul. He is no longer the bright young man who won renown in Marcomannia and Rome.

In Eagles of Dacia, he is growing and changing, his mind opening to new ideas. He is also becoming reliant upon others.

And now, in Lions of Rome, some eight years after his first battle in Marcomannia, without really having planned it, and without deliberately trying, Rufinus has grown up. He is now a fully formed, mature character. Oh, he still has his clumsy moments, and still blushes where Senova is concerned and so on. But he is a grown character now, and I think has become that for which he was destined.

Interesting to realise this as I write him.
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney5 days ago
In the Rome of Cleander, innocence is no defence.

#AmWriting #Praetorian: Lions of Rome

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Two months ago I packed up the office and moved out. Today, finally, USS Office NCC 1702-A is complete and I'm in. Time to make Rufinus' life a misery again....
5 days ago
As you probably know, I'm busy writing Praetorian IV at the moment. And today something struck me. While writing my fantasy novels, or Marius' Mules, or the Ottoman stuff etc, my characters are all fully matured humans... https://t.co/bPW5BxVyDO
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On day #3 of the challenge I got from @RobBrooks2's to post covers of 7 books I love. No explanation, no reviews. Just covers. Each time I post one I will nominate one friend to try the challenge. Day 3 and @GM0905 are you up for the challenge? https://t.co/mLB0LHphGj SJATurney photo
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