Myths and legends may be reborn, but the whims of the gods never change.
- "...kept me turning pages the whole way through like any guilty pleasure."
- "I was immediately pulled in within the first few pages."
- "The interactions of the gods and mortals was inspired. Seeing the gods behaving badly was a treat."
In a world where mortals contend with the gods' vengeful jealousy, one man must ask himself if he will risk his life to defend the goddess who has done everything to destroy him.
Convicted of three heinous murders, Herc Dion is sentenced to a series of trials that will pit him against formidable monsters, push his physical and mental endurance to the limit, and deliver him to the edge of Hades.
Throughout these ordeals, Herc endures the brutal cruelty of Hera, the goddess whose hatred of Herc has blinded her to the near ruin of her realm and to plans that will spell the end of her existence. Realizing Hera has done everything to destroy him, will Herc risk his own life to protect hers?
Vividly set in a future Pacific Northwest, this imaginative and absorbing retelling of the legend of Hercules teams with gods and heroes torn between love and jealousy, loyalty and revenge, and rivalry and honor.
If you crave the mythological adventure of Clash of the Titans and the blend of history and fantasy in books by S.J.A Turney, Bernard Cornwell, and Madeline Miller, you'll love this first installment of the passion-filled historical fantasy series, The Osteria Chronicles.
Grab your copy of The Trials of Hercules to step into a captivating new world today.
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About the Author
Short Version: I turn wickedly strong tea into historical fantasy fiction in which the gods, heroes, and myths of Ancient Greece come to life as you've never seen them before. When I'm not creating worlds or killing off characters, I wrangle honeybees to add a little adventure into my non-writing life. Long Version: Tammie Painter grew up in the creative world of Portland, Oregon, and she continues to call the City of Roses home. Although she spent years working as a chemist in a behavioral neuroscience research lab, she could never quite tame her passion for writing. Tammie has a knack for delving into and bringing life to history and mythology in her novels. Her fascination for myths, history, and how they interweave inspired the Osteria Chronicles series. The current titles in the six-book series include *The Trials of Hercules *The Voyage *The Maze
*The Bonds of Osteria (coming soon) When she isn't (but probably should be) writing, Tammie can be found digging in her garden, planning her next travel adventure, creating art, or persuading her hive of backyard bees to share some of their honey with her. Find out more about Tammie on her website at TammiePainter.com