The darkness is spreading. A malevolent presence invades the hearts and minds of both gods and men. Whispers of power and wealth will turn brother against brother, friend into foe.
Agamemnon and Menelaus stepped through the burning remnants that was once their home. They wanted to fight, stand in defiance against the usurper, Thyestes. But Pallas, trusted friend of the king, had been given orders. He must take the princes beyond the reach of Thyestes. A dangerous journey will be undertaken. They must flee, but do they leave the misfortune within the scorched remains of Mycenae, or do they carry that torment to other lands?
And so, it begins…
When I was in college, lo those many decades ago, I pursued a major in Classical Civilization; i.e. Ancient Greece and Rome. One of the classes was on Greek Mythology, and I was entranced by the antics of the gods, but with this tale of the god’s, the author has more than renewed my interest. Not only do we get the the whole Atreus family feud – three very well developed, interesting fellows are Menelaus, Agamemnon, and their usurper uncle Thyestes. But we are also spectators to a feud between the gods. Nothing like a bunch of minor deities, being led by a god called Thanatos (that’s death in Greek btw), who has among his many gifts and powers, the power to persuade, hoping to overthrow the Olympian tyrants. But wait, there’s more…Centaurs waging war…Centaurs falling in love… This is a tale within a tale as we watch the Mycenae/Sparta connection grow, while the Olympians strive to discern the trouble brewing in their ranks. I am looking forward to seeing the battles commence as the series progresses. Hot-headed Agamemnon dares you to read this story…Level-headed Menelaus agrees but with a little more peaceful attitude. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐