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The Thinara King [NOOK Book]

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"The Thinara King" was named a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Book Two, "The Child of the Erinyes" series.

Goddess Athene's white-hot rage incinerates Callisti and inflames the seas. Crete is left in ruins.

Chrysaleon of Mycenae inherits the crown of an annihilated world.

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The Thinara King

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Overview

"The Thinara King" was named a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Book Two, "The Child of the Erinyes" series.

Goddess Athene's white-hot rage incinerates Callisti and inflames the seas. Crete is left in ruins.

Chrysaleon of Mycenae inherits the crown of an annihilated world.

As death looms closer, he stumbles upon an ancient prophecy foretelling the rise of the Thinara King. This ruler will possess unimaginable power and upend sacred traditions. Commandeering the title could save his life. But it could also destroy everything he has fought to achieve, and create an easy path for the brother he hates to step in and steal it all.

Will love transform him, or will he betray Aridela and defy the obligation of the labyrinth?

The epic Bronze Age tale continues as Athene tests her champions beyond endurance, beyond rescue, beyond salvation.
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Editorial Reviews

Booksquawk Reviews - Melissa Conway
These are dark days for Aridela--sometimes graphically so; what she endures is not euphemistically portrayed--but deep inside she clings to the hope that she can withstand the abuse and prevail in order to appease Athene and restore freedom to her remaining people. Chrysaleon, too, endures much. On the verge of death, he has visions of an out-of-body journey to the heavenly land of the gods that enlightens him to his new status as The Thinara King...
Amazon - V.R. Christensen
In the aftermath of a calamitous natural disaster, Aridela must find a way to rebuild. But the world is in chaos, and so is her heart. Torn between her physical attraction to one man and her almost spiritual connection to another, her loyalty yet remains to her country, under siege by the goddess Athena and by enemy nations that will conquer and subjugate her people if they can. Following her journey, I wept with her, I felt her sorrow, her desire, her desperation.
Goodreads - Linda Orvis
Aridela, the main character, grows by leaps in this book, but I ended up wanting to yell at her to beware of who she aligned herself with. The prose is beautiful and graphic, historically informative, image-filled and poetic.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014501132
  • Publisher: Erinyes Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Series: The Child of the Erinyes , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 716,637
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

In her teens and early twenties, Rebecca Lochlann began envisioning an epic story, a new kind of myth, one built upon the foundation of the Greek classics and continuing through the centuries right up into the present and future.

This has become her life's work, although she didn't exactly intend it to be that way when she started.

"The Child of the Erinyes" series is mythic fantasy fiction, "Loads of testosterone, slaughter, and crazy magic." (And there's a love story, of course.)

Her goal for the series is to create a new myth: one offering the same flavor and unique magic as the Greek classics, yet written in a way that will appeal to modern readers. A Greek myth merged with historical fantasy...

Rebecca has come to believe that certain rare individuals, either blessed or tortured, voluntarily or involuntarily, are woven by fate or the Immortals into the labyrinth of time, and that deities sometimes speak to us through dreams and visions, gently prompting us to tell their lost stories.
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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Ancient Crete recreated in gorgeous flowing prose

    This is storytelling at its best. In the aftermath of a calamitous natural disaster, Aridela must find a way to rebuild. But the world is in chaos, and so is her heart. Torn between her physical attraction to one man and her almost spiritual connection to another, her loyalty yet remains to her country, under siege by the goddess Athena and by enemy nation that will conquer and subjugate her people if they can. Following her journey, I wept with her, I felt her sorrow, her desire, her desperation. This is storytelling at its best! The writing is elegant and fluid, the characters are alive and breathing; one can almost hear their hearts beating. My only frustration with this book is that I do not have the next in the series with which to follow it up. I couldn't put it down. Six stars! (But goodreads only gives me five, darn it!) I did receive an advance review copy of this, as the book is not yet published at the time of writing this review. The author did not apply to me for the review, however, I applied to her through my publisher, which is rather unconventional, especially as I'm not a professional reviewer, but that's how much I love her work.

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