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A fantasy novel series

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Volume 1  

The Timeless Citadel

It watches her every move.

Can one teen take down the shadowy power that wants her dead?

Eighteen-year-old Briseis is so over her boring high school existence. So when her catatonic physicist father regains consciousness after seven years, she can’t say no to his risky experiment. But after she awakens in a fortress of never-ending knowledge as a chosen student of the secret elite, Briseis can’t tell if she’s arrived in a dream or a nightmare.


Trapped without answers in the ominous Citadel that governs all, the daring teenager must uncover the truth to survive. But with her actions monitored and time itself playing tricks, her only escape from the killer stronghold could be to join a secret rebellion.  


Can Briseis destroy the darkness that controls the world and set the people free?


The Timeless Citadel is the pulse-pounding first tale in the Briseis YA fantasy series. If you like unshakable heroines, extra-dimensional adventures, and supernatural mysteries, then you’ll love Tiphaine Siovel’s imaginative story.


Buy Briseis to expose a terror ruling history today!

Translated from French by Sarah Wheldon

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Volume 2 

Shadows and Fright

Part 1 - The passage


Briseis and her companions  travel to 8th century China, where they must outmaneuver the schemes in court, all the while learning to see chimeras controlled by the Citadel.

Their stint in the Chinese Empire then leads them…

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Volume 2 

Shadows and Fright

Part 2 - The Chimera's Fall


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To medieval times...

Books to be translated in English soon !

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Briseis and her friends continue on their quest, finding themselves first in North America in 1842, then in Europe during the First World War.

Novel currently being written in French

Volume 3 

The time keeper

Tiphaine Siovel

Tiphaine Siovel began writing the first volume of Briseis when she was 18 years old, upon leaving high school. She has built on the novel over the years alongside her various other activities:


She studied literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, then theatre studies in New York and London, remaining in London to pursue her career as an actor and writer. There, she performed in three plays - Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, Notre Future by Feydeau, and Les Justes by Camus - and played the leading role in two independent feature films (Echos by Perrine Liévois and Le Souffle de la Nature by Hadrien Don Fayel).

Tiphaine has also written and directed her own play, Naked Ground, shown in London in January 2012. She also writes screenplays and graphic novels.


In November 2012, the first volume of Briseis was published under Éditions Robert Laffont. After spending three years in Toulouse, where she wrote the second volume of Briseis, Tiphaine set off on her travels again, notably heading to Los Angeles, where she perfected the screenplay of her first feature film.


Now back in London, Tiphaine divides her time between writing the third volume of Briseis and working in film production.

In the French Press

A first novel authored by Tiphaine Siovel, Briseis is a fantasy targeted at teenagers, but not only!  Very entertaining, light but with a deep meaning, and joyfully surrealistic, this first act of a 4 book series opens enough exciting leads for us to want to read the rest as soon as possible. In other words: we want more!

Jérémy Bérnède,

Midi Culture

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The news

The French version of volume 2 being finished, I will now look at having it translated, while I get working on

volume 3 in French !