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The most amazing part of the series is how the authors retell the myths in such a way as to work for modern audiences.... definitely worth reading by fans of fiction and Greek mythology. -- NS Gill, About.com Ancient History
"Grossack and Underwood have an unfailing ear for dialogue and drama ...inevitable comparisons to the work of both Robert Graves and Mary Renault, but Grossack and Underwood consistently manage a wit and breadth all their own...Very strongly recommended." -- Steve Donoghue, Historical Novels Review Online
"A fresh discovery for this reader. A world...as compelling as Tolkien's but more rooted in actual history...in the spirit of Graves's I, Claudius." --Bob Mielke, The Copperfield Review
Dartmouth graduate Victoria Grossack leads an international life, with homes in Switzerland and Arizona and a professional career in the financial industry that has spanned the Atlantic. She is fluent in German and French (and English of course) and has an MBA. Her last full-time position was as a Senior Vice President in New York City for a reinsurance company, but she is currently writing full-time and living with her husband who is a professor at the University of Arizona. Her writing has been published in Contingencies, Woman's World, I Love Cats, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice. She was a regular columnist for Fiction Fix, writing monthly articles that have been used in several writing classes. She teaches writing courses at Coffeehouseforwriters on historical fiction, creating characters, and the levels of structure in fiction. She also tutors mathematics, as solving problems in algebra and geometry make a nice break from creative writing.
Alice Underwood studied classics at The University of Texas and Princeton University while earning her degrees in mathematics. Her passion for antiquity has taken her from the shadowed catacombs of Princeton's libraries to the ruins of Pompeii and the sunny shores of Crete and Santorini. Her work has been published in Consortium, Networks, and The Journal of Actuarial Practice. Currently an Executive Vice President at one of the world's top insurance brokerage firms, Alice lives and works in New York City.
This was a very good book, I am reading the second one at this time. I love Greek characters and the times. If you are the same, then you will love this book as I do.Published 11 months ago by Jeri George
Certainly a change in genre for this reader, yet nevertheless interesting. Well done as author incorporates the history of this time period with passion and intrigue.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer