John W Egan


After four universities, three professions, two armies, and one war in West Africa, I settled in Ottawa, Canada and began to write.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on Sagittarius, the first story of The Roman Sky series. It follows the rise and fall of Cillian, a Gaelic Goth, or Gothic Gael, a soldier in the Airborne Legions of Justinian’s Empire on an alternative 6th century Earth.
Who are your favorite authors?
Bernard Cornwell, for his Sharpe and Uthred series. Donald E Graves, for his histoires of the War of 1812. Ian Fleming, for his plots and dialogue. Ray Bradbury, for this storytelling skill. Donald Jack, for his Bandy series.
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Where to find John W Egan online


Angel and Mercy
This series is the story of Sierra Leone as it emerges from the ashes of war and enters the 21st century, as seen through the eyes of Angel and Mercy. While the major events and settings are real, Angel and Mercy are fictional characters. Forced to fight for the rebels, they are relatively lucky and lethal compared to the other children in their Small Girl Unit. As the war ends and this series begins, they escape the rebels and set out to reclaim the lives they had lost.
The Ebola War
Price: $3.99 USD.


The Ebola War
Series: Angel and Mercy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Angel and Mercy are young women from Sierra Leone with careers, but without histories or families. Their hidden child-soldier past and hopeful future begin to unravel when they are called upon to help contain the Ebola outbreak. As the Ebola Crisis deepens, Angel and Mercy will confront other threats that are just as deadly as the virus they were sent to stop.
Winter of 1813
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,010. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Despite the trauma of battles that haunt him and an estranged family he struggles to accept, James Butler tries to do what is right, find love, and make his own way in the world. By saving one life, James takes history down a different path from ours. By following his premonitions, he will shape the events of this war, the lives of millions, and the map of a continent as the winter edges into 1813
Angel and Mercy: The Ceasefire War
Series: Angel and Mercy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Sixteen-year-old Angel-of-Death and ten-year-old No-Mercy were forced to fight for the rebels. As the war in Sierra Leone nears its end, they are separated. They had wanted to stop fighting and stay together, but now they must fight the rebels they had served, the agencies that would keep them apart forever, and the child traffickers who pursue them. Is this what peace was?

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