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The gifts bestowed by One not of this world, to the Man who had lived longer than most.

The Empire ruled by a King who would swallow the world in his madness.

The Warrior who chose to rise against her own kind in order to defeat him.

Discover the extraordinary beginnings of the Immortals and the unforgettable story of the Princess who would become a Legend.

Author A.D. Starrling recently answered some questions for the The Big Thrill about her novel, ORIGINS:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

A spellbinding story that combines history with adventure and fast-paced action. The genesis story of the supernatural action thriller series Seventeen.

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

This book adds a fresh and innovative series to the mix of thrillers out there, with an original storyline and an unpredictable plot.

Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?

I always dig deep into research for all my books and this one was no exception. Delving into the history of mankind’s ancient civilizations was fascinating to say the least and uncovering the complexity of what was invented in the 4th millennium BC brought new surprises every day.

No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?

The startling origins of the Immortals who feature in the series Seventeen will finally be revealed.

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. For introducing me to adventure.
Alastair McLean. For masterful spy thrillers.
Terry Pratchett. For humor and satire.
Stephen King. For gripping prose and chills.
Dean Koontz. For supernatural thrillers that never fail to satisfy.
Clive Cussler. For rip-roaring, globe-trotting thrill rides


A.D. Starrling is the author of the multi award-winning thriller series Seventeen. Combining action, adventure, science, and a dose of the supernatural, each book is an explosive, adrenaline-fueled read.

When she’s not busy writing and reading, AD can be found looking up exciting international locations and cool science and technology to put in her books, eating Thai food, being tortured by her back therapists, drooling over gadgets, working part-time as a doctor on a Neonatal Intensive Care unit somewhere in the UK, reading manga, and watching action and sci-fi flicks. She has occasionally been accused of committing art with a charcoal stick and some drawing paper.

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