There is a beast in the labyrinth...a monster. The people say he is both man and bull; they call him Asterion.
Of all Crete's citizens, only two dare enter his lair. One bears his child. The other sees the Goddess in his eyes.
Terrifying yet compelling, the beast offers Crete's only hope for redemption.
In the third installment of The Child of the Erinyes, Queen Aridela sets out to rebuild her devastated country. Will she sacrifice her beloved consort as ancient tradition demands? Chrysaleon seeks a way to escape his vow of death and subjugate his adopted land. Can he thwart the Goddess and survive? Menoetius must offer his allegiance. Who will win his loyalty? His brother, or the woman he loves?
The choices these three make have unforeseen, horrific consequences, changing the course of history and propelling Goddess Athene's triad toward fulfillment of a bold, far-reaching design.
"Together we bring forth a new world, and nothing will ever part us."
Includes an excerpt from the next book in the series, "The Sixth Labyrinth."
About the Author
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," (with a love story, of course.)
It took about fifteen years to research the Bronze Age segments of the series, and encompassed rare historical documents, mythology, archaeology, ancient writing, ancient religions, and volcanology.
Rebecca has always believed 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.
Who knows? It could make a difference.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rebecca Lochlann's In the Moon of Asterion, is the third book in the Child of Erinyes series. Once again, the reader is drawn into the bronze age world of Crete with its mysticism and savagery. The love triangle between Queen Aridela and the two Mycenaean brothers, Chrysaleon and Menoetius, is continued. The fates of all three are inextricably linked and Lochlann very cleverly ties off all the story threads of each while introducing the reader to the intriguing concept of reincarnation. This is particularly satisfying for those who have read The Year God's Daughter and The Thinara King but I'm sure new readers to the series will not struggle with the plot when reading In the Moon of Asterion first. The weaving of fantasy with history is seamless, and I loved how the story of the minotaur takes on new meaning as the myth is cleverly reworked. There are a few shocks along the way in this book which caused me to catch my breath a few times, and shed a few tears, too! This is the last of the books in the series set in the bronze age. Not only am I sorry to say good bye to Crete, but I couldn't help thinking how poignant it was to know that the matriarchal society Lochlann describes, as well as the Minoans themselves, have been lost in time.