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Shadow of Athena

By Elena Douglas


Publication Date: October 11, 2016

Locris, Greece, 650 BC. To appease the goddess Athena for a sacrilege committed hundreds of years ago, Marpessa must serve as a slave in Athena’s temple in Troy for a year. This destroys the cruel oligarch Klonios’s plan to make Marpessa his bride. He vows to await her return and have her at all costs.

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Locris, Greece, 650 BC. To appease the goddess Athena for a sacrilege committed hundreds of years ago, Marpessa must serve as a slave in Athena’s temple in Troy for a year. This destroys the cruel oligarch Klonios’s plan to make Marpessa his bride. He vows to await her return and have her at all costs.

The slave Arion is sent to escort her across the Aegean. Intent on seizing his freedom at the completion of his mission, he jumps ship and escapes. When barbarians raid Troy, killing many, Arion rushes to the citadel to save the girl who so captivated him on the sea journey. He finds Marpessa gravely injured, smuggles her out of Troy, and heals her wounds.

Marooned on an alien shore, the two yield to a forbidden love. They struggle to survive in an unforgiving landscape teeming with dangers. Marpessa will risk anything to be with her beloved, but Arion has always known he will have to give her up. When they lose everything in a deadly flash flood, he sees that his only option is to return her safely home, despite the dire fate that awaits him there. But there will be no safe homecoming for either of them if the vengeful Klonios has his way.

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  • Format : Paperback
  • Publication Date : October 11, 2016
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1-910282-66-3
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 9 inches | 152 x 229 mm

About The Author

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Elena Douglas (née Barbara Brunetti) was born in Paris and spent the first seven years of her life in France. After immigrating to the United States, she and her newly-blended family lived in New Hampshire and Maine. During a summer spent in an isolated cabin in the White Mountains when she was eight, her mother read her the Iliad and the Odyssey. Thus began a lifelong fascination with the legends of ancient Greece. Elena’s birth parents spent years in a protracted and virulent custody battle for her and her older sister, waged across two continents. This began when she was seven and was not resolved until she was fourteen. During those years Barbara developed a passion for escaping into her own world and making up stories. This proved to be a great solace, a refuge from the turbulence of her family life. She has been writing ever since. When Elena was twelve, the family moved to Berkeley, California. Elena graduated from U.C. Berkeley, married, raised a family, and enjoyed a long career as a middle-school/junior high English teacher. As a teacher she helped numerous students create prize-winning books for various young author fairs. Now retired, she devotes herself to her own writing. She has completed three historical novels, all based on ancient history and legend, and she is currently working on a memoir. She lives with her husband in Berkeley, California. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with their three energetic grandchildren.

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