Storm and Silence
by Robert Thier
Date of Publication: March 19, 2016
Paperback and Ebook; 590 pages
Genre: Historical fiction mixed with adventure, mystery, and romance
Freedom – that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much!
But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits’ end – until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever...
Winner of the 2015 People's Choice Award in the Wattys, the world's largest online writing contest, and also currently the front-runner for the Story of the Year Award
"This is not just some fiction, it is an incredibly well-written and intelligent book, with the most interesting characters and a real reflection on the Victorian era." - Flore on Goodreads
"Original and addictive." -Adila Book & Music Reviews
"The funniest protagonist I've seen in quite a while." -The Wattpad Review
About the Author:
Robert Thier is a German historian and writer of historical fiction. His particular mix of history, romance, and adventure, always with a good deal of humor thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname “Sir Rob.”
For him, Robert says, becoming a writer has followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I've always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I've always wanted.”
Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see on the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor's Mountains.