The Year-god's Daughter

The Year-god's Daughter

by Rebecca Lochlann

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Award Honoree of the B.R.A.G. Medallion

Book One, The Child of the Erinyes series. A new myth from Ancient Greece.

Crete: A place of magic, of mystery, where violence and sacrifice meet courage and hope.

Aridela: Wrapped in legend, beloved of the people. An extraordinary woman who dances with bulls.

The north wind brings a swift ship and two brothers who plot Crete's overthrow. Desire for this woman will propel their long rivalry into hatred so murderous it hurtles all three into an unimaginable future, and sparks the immortal rage of the Erinyes.

A woman of keen instinct and unshakeable loyalty. A proud warrior prince and his wounded half brother. Glory, passion, treachery and conspiracy on the grandest scale.

What seems the end is only the beginning.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161319673
Publisher: Erinyes Press
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Series: The Child of the Erinyes , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rebecca Lochlann has had a lifelong interest in the myths and history of the ancient Mediterranean. She studied a myriad of subjects in school and beyond, and has had many eclectic careers. She lives with her husband in the American West.
Visit her at rebeccalochlann.com

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The Year-god's Daughter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
susanhoney More than 1 year ago
Greek Mythology and Greek gods and goddesses and human beings of ancient Greece are the characters in this sensational story which all are magical. This story is full of myths, actual truths and excellent details about the history, traditions and the beliefs of the Olympian gods. It is about the royal families and their empires how each one has their own beliefs and laws they all existed by and will die for and compete for dominant authority. There is Crete, which is led by a women' society and it is structured upon the Goddess Athena beliefs of the wisdom of women in authority. These women are powerful and knowledgeable in all skills required to command a strong nation and have survived through many trials but there are foes hiding in the shadows who desire to claim Crete and it's riches they are waiting for the right time to attack. This is where powerful warriors come into the plot and add intrigue as they are half/blood brothers and both are competing for the throne and the second lady in waiting of the land. She is a feisty warrior and ambitious to achieve glory for herself and completes amazing feats of courage to challenge herself, her destiny, defiant her mother, the queen¿s laws and tempt her future along with her brave cohorts helping her to be rebellious, risking hers and their own lives to protect her. There is a supernatural influence with the oracle and the parties responsible to protect the queen and her family. For the male readers there is bloodshed, fighting and sword battles and other surprising glimpses into the ancient days that are hints of a wicked nature. This is an excellent tale of valor and heroism and a forge into the mystery of the myths of the ancient civilization and their beliefs in their Gods and Goddesses and the devotion they pledged to risk their lives for honor in the afterlife which makes this tale entertaining reading. To sum it up; there is conflict, intrigue, suspense and more coming in other books continuing this thrilling story of ancient Greece, traditions, wars, and forsaken love. This story is for women and men as the battle of sexes continue on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The description of life on ancient Crete seems to be fairly accurate, I can't say the same for the cult of the bull jumpers since I am not that familiar with it. The author hints at the origin of the people of Crete as being from Africa, I have never heard or read about it so I have no opinion on that part. All in all the story is entertaining with a hint of real history. I will purchase the 2nd book just to see what becomes of the year-god's daughter and her island.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easily one of the best books I've read! Usually when I read a good book I find that the second and third books of the series typically degenerate in quality , but this is not the case for "the child of the Erinyes". Each book intertwined perfectly with the last and leaves you aching for more!! I cannot wait for the 4th installment, from what I've read that will be sometime in 2014.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Been moving away from same-o same-o historical romance and reading more fantasy. One of my first experiments was with Juliet Marillier, and I loved her book "Wildwood Dancing." Encouraged by that satisfying, unpredictable story, I have branched out, looking for more historical fantasy. I loved the ravishingly detailed world building in The Year-god's Daughter. I felt immersed, as if I was there in that ancient place. Every character was beautifully fleshed out with strong, individual personalities, which is something I require to be happy with a book (especially the girl, Aridela). Plus it has a gradual, compelling love story that doesn’t follow the insta-love romance formula. Win win win. It's the first book in a series and looks to be complex. This book only partly wraps up at the end--and I bought the second book right away, while things were still fresh, because I want to go on. I want to find out where this story goes. There was a lot of ancient Greek myth and history, but also hints of Celtic myth. I suspect that will become more important, as I see that later books in the series are set in Britain. This looks to be a really engrossing series. So happy I found a new series to enjoy!
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