Elisabeth Storrs has long had a passion for the history, myths and legends of the ancient world. She graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Her curiosity piqued by an Etruscan sarcophagus depicting a couple embracing for eternity, she discovered the little known story of the struggle between Etruscan Veii and Republican Rome and the inspiration to write the TALES OF ANCIENT ROME series.
Elisabeth lives with her husband and two sons in Sydney, Australia, and over the years has worked as a solicitor, corporate lawyer and corporate governance consultant. She is one of the founders of the Historical Novel Society Australasia, and a director of the NSW Writers' Centre.
Elisabeth considers herself a 'hybrid' author who was traditionally published in Australia, then gained a readership in the international historical fiction community through self-publishing her TALES OF ANCIENT ROME series. This led her to securing an international publishing contract with Lake Union Publishers.
Researched and written over a period of fifteen years, TALES OF ANCIENT ROME vividly describe the world of Etruria, a fantastic civilization ultimately destroyed by Rome but which heavily influenced its conqueror's culture from republican into imperial times. There have been very few novels that have explored the world of the Etruscans and the early Roman Republic which makes the series unusually engrossing reads for historical fiction lovers.
THE WEDDING SHROUD was endorsed by Ursula Le Guin and judged runner-up in the 2012 Sharp Writ Book Awards for general fiction. THE GOLDEN DICE, was judged runner-up in the 2013 Sharp Writ Book Awards, and was named as one of the top memorable reads of 2013 by Sarah Johnson, the reviews editor for Historical Novels Review.
The Wedding Shroud (A Tale of Ancient Rome Book 1)
by Elisabeth Storrs
“All the drama and sensuality expected of a historical romance, plus a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world.” —Ursula Le Guin In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from Veii. Leaving her militaristic homeland, Caecilia is...
Dying for Rome: Lucretia's Tale (Short Tales of Ancient Rome Book 1)
by Elisabeth Storrs
Dying for Rome: Lucretia's Tale retells the historic story of the tragic girl whose death inspired the men of Rome to rise up against a tyrant king and establish the Roman Republic. Was she a victim or a champion? A pawn in political schemes or the catalyst for rebellion? In this vivid short story, Lucretia's character is explored to...
“An enthralling tale of political intrigue, romance, and corruption.” —M. Louisa Locke, author of Maids of Misfortune During a bitter siege between Rome and the Etruscan city of Veii, three women follow different paths to survive. Caecilia, Roman born but Etruscan wed, forsakes Rome to return to her husband, Vel Mastarna...
“An elegant, impeccably researched exploration of early Rome...Elisabeth Storrs weaves a wonderful tale!” —Kate Quinn, author of The Empress of Rome saga Four unforgettable characters are tested during a war between Rome and Etruscan Veii. Caecilia has long been torn between her birthplace of Rome and her adopted city of Veii....
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