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Setting: Lost Alpirion City
While in Alpiria, Izana and Modius are taken to an abandoned underground city by Tuhotep. Izana tells Modius that the Ancient Alpirions built their structures underground to protect them from hot desert sun and the vicious alien Barbarians that attacked settlements outside the barrier. I had used the ancient city of Petra as inspiration for the city that was carved out the rock below, but after doing some digging (haha – pun intended), I discovered the ancient underground cities of the Cappdocia region of Turkey. The largest of these cities was Derinkuyu, which could hold 25000-50000 people.
Would you ever consider living in an underground city.
The Deizian Empire
Genre: Fantasy Romance /
SF Romance / Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 278
Word Count: 78K
Cover Artist: Jaycee Delorenzo
at Sweet ‘N Spicy Designs
The fate of the empire hangs on one slave breaking her silence…
As the Deizian Empire prepares for the upcoming wedding of Emperor Titus Sergius Flavus and Azruha, one mystery remains unsolved—the sudden and unexplained death of the former emperor. And as her wedding gift to Titus, Azurha wants to give him answers. She suspects an unknown poison was involved, and her search for the truth enlists two unlikely allies.
Modius Varro’s thirst for knowledge caused an uproar in Emona three years ago and exiled him to the border town of Madrena. But when Titus falls victim to the same poison, his expertise in medicine becomes essential in solving both the riddle of the former emperor’s death and finding a cure to save the current one. His search leads him to far reaches of the Alpirion realm, to an ancient culture shrouded in secrets, and into the arms of one slave who must break her silence to save the empire.
About the Author:
Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.
She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.
And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)
For the latest updates, deleted scenes, and answers to any burning questions you have, please check out her webpage www.CristaMcHugh.com
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