Book 1: Bellica
Where to BuyKindle KoboTomelyCreateSpace_________________________________Amor vincit omnia. As a new leader, pledged to dark forces, takes the Sceptre, can the embattled, valiant women of Athering prove that the power of love is greater than the love of power?
All Bellica Yarrow
wants from life is to stay the course. Her military career fulfills her
childhood dreams and affords her a freedom royalty never did. Yarrow
doesn't need anything more than the steadfast friendship of her Major,
Caelum, and her Chief Medical Officer Jules.
The Goddesses have other plans, however. They set in motion events
that threaten the Bellica with madness and despair. Constancy has been
Yarrow's standby, but betrayals on every side push her further into
chaos. She watches the puppet-Empress, her aunt, destroy the country,
and dreads the day Zardria, her power-hungry twin sister, takes the
Sceptre and rules openly.
Should Bellica Yarrow keep her military oath, or topple her sister's cruel regime? Can she?
The choice is nearly impossible. The longer she equivocates, the
more she risks the lives of everyone she holds dear. Meanwhile, Zardria
has her own idea of how events should unfold – and what Yarrow doesn't
know could cost the Bellica her life.
Bellica is a novel by author +Katje van Loon. It was released late November 2011 in local print and early December for Kindle. Createspace paperback has been available since August 2012, and Kobo and Tomely have been available since mid-2013.
Katje started publishing Bellica serially, free, and online in late 2012. You can read it at Wattpad or at http://bellicathethirdage.wordpress.com.
What people are saying about Bellica:
Friends, House, and Battlestar Galactica on steroids!
, La Chiripa
I loved the world building and character development. I've read it multiple times [...] I can't wait for the sequel!
-S. Hamrick, Amazon review
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bellica
. Katje van Loon has created a vivid
world filled with well developed characters that are easy to relate to.
I look forward to more books from this author.
-cathycr13, Amazon reviewKatje’s character development is fantastic.
details about the characters (and there are a lot of them, but don’t let
that intimidate you!) in just large enough doses to keep you on your
toes. Just when you think you know one of the characters…some new piece
of information is released that changes what you thought you knew.
-Mary Malinski, Circle of the Sacred MuseBellica
is filled with vivid characters, and I greatly enjoyed
reading their different viewpoints. I was also angry when certain
characters died, even if it was necessary to the story. This novel overflows with intrigue, passion, and magek.
-Robin A. Sams
, author of Bea and other poems_________________________________
Book 2: The Jade Star of Athering
Slated for release Hallowe'en 2014.