Moon of the Goddess
Moon of the Goddess
Moon of the Goddess
Thalassai, pampered princess of ancient Tiryns, wakes from a dream and discovers she has been kidnapped. Her fear grows to terror when she realizes her kidnappers intemd to use her as a pawn to gain Poseidon's aid for their valley. The mother goddess, who in the past sustained the valley, calls a bloodred harvest moon into the spring sky. She will challenge Poseidon for the allegiance of her people and assist the princess. Thalassai's brother Melanion rides north to rescue her, and finds allies among the servants of the goddess. Slowed by bandits, Melanion is forced to take a tunnel under the mountains even though earthquakes have rendered it hazardous. He skirts the edge of Hades' kingdom as he races to reach his sister in time. Caught between the mother goddess and the rising power of Olympus, will Thalassai break under the strain or find the strength she needs to stand up to her captors? Set in the days of Helen of Troy and the great heroes of Greece, this story takes the reader on a fast paced journey across the sun-drenched landscape of Homer and deep into darkness.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Moon of the Goddess is a story that has Greek Mythology written all over it. After a palace’s quiet is disturbed by the news that the princess had been kidnapped, her brother takes on an odyssey to bring her back. On her own end, the princess learns to be strong and brave, and finds faithful friends in the face of danger. Though with a small task force of trusted friends and a priestess, the prince vows he will find his sister and rescue her from an unknown fate; or die trying.

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When trouble stirs in ancient Greece, only an offering of a young maiden as a gift to Poseidon will satisfy the angry god. Earthquakes shake the ground and the rivers run dry, causing a deadly drought on the land.Then Thalassai, the princess of Tiryns, is kidnapped by an envoy from the troubled city to be the offering. But the mother goddess Eurynome has other plans, and she will not allow a young girl to be taken from her protection. When gods collide, who will be the victor? And more importantly, will Thalassai survive this deadly battle of wills?

Once problems started to happen in the antediluvian nation of Greece, just a sacrifice of a youthful woman to Poseidon, the god of the sea, would appease his wrath. The land vibrated with earthquakes while the streams went on its course in a parched way, producing a famine throughout the kingdom. The king’s daughter, Thalassai, was then abducted by someone who was a representative for the town that was experiencing the disaster so that she could be used as the sacrifice.

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