Janet Morris
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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.'

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    • I, the Sun

    • By: Janet Morris
    • Narrated by: Chistopher Crosby Morris
    • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    This is the saga of the Hittite King Suppiluliumas, and rings with authenticity and the passion of a world that existed 1400 years before the birth of Christ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully Researched and Fantastic Performance.

    • By Rev. Zombie on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Sacred Band

    • By: Janet Morris, Chris Morris
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crosby Morris
    • Length: 31 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, the legendary Tempus and his stepson cavalry rescue 23 pairs of Theban....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story

    • By Al-Khemet Book Club on 02-02-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Forty-Minute War

    • By: Janet Morris, Chris Morris
    • Narrated by: Tim Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Janet Morris and Chris Morris are the creators of numerous novels, stories, and works of nonfiction, as well as the editors of the Heroes in Hell series, winner of the Hugo Award....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prophetic in a particularly eerie way

    • By U.P. on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lawyers in Hell

    • By: Chris Morris, Janet Morris
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As the higher powers send auditors through the underworlds to dispense yet greater injustice, heroes and villains from all of history are about to be reminded that sin doesn't pay....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Quit while you're ahead

    • By Uncle Orson Isn't the Only Person Who Can Review Everything on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dragon Eaters

    • Heroika, Volume 1
    • By: Janet Morris, Chris Morris, S. E. Lindberg
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The art of dragon killing: Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting even with the beasts that overpowered us

    • By U.P. on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Man and His God

    • A Sacred Band Tale
    • By: Janet Morris
    • Narrated by: David Kudler
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An immortalized cavalry commander joins forces with the high-priest of the god of war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mortals and immortals: story-telling at its best

    • By U.P. on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Mage Blood

    • By: Janet Morris
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    With Jihan the Froth daughter at his side, Tempus and the core of the Stepsons ride into the embattled town of Tyse, where they find friends and foes among the witches, wizards, and warfighters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Sacred Band makes war Beyond Sanctuary

    • By Convoke on 10-01-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Wake of the Riddler

    • By: Janet Morris
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    New characters and new mysteries change Sanctuary forever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tempus' daughter shines in Wake of the Riddler

    • By Convoke on 09-10-14

    Regular price: $6.95

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