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The Thinara King: A Saga of Ancient Greece (The Child of the Erinyes Book 2) by [Lochlann, Rebecca]
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"What a wonderful mythic tale--different time and place, but certainly reminiscent of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon." Valya Dudycz Lupescu, author of The Silence of Trees, published by Wolfsword Press.

"This series is my new addiction. Lochlann is a meticulous writer, and I predict that the outpouring of accolades she is already receiving from her readers will give her a well-deserved boost onto the best-seller lists." Melissa Conway, author of Xenofreak Nation, The Gossamer Sphere and Selfsame.

"Every element is perfection, every emotion raw, every character fully fleshed." Cheri Lasota, author of Artemis Rising, published by Spirehouse.

"Lochlann weaves raw passion and black betrayal into an epic tale of destiny--a master storyteller at the height of her powers." Sulari Gentill, author of The Rowland Sinclair series and The Hero Trilogy, published by Pantera Press.

From 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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  • File Size: 1648 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
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  • Publisher: Erinyes Press (May 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZDQGQC
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I couldn't wait to go on holiday and read this next part of Rebecca Lochlan's series The Child of the Erinyes. I knew The Thinara King wouldn't fail me. And it didn't. I forgot about lengthy waits in boring airports, tinny voices on intercoms and any other distraction as I became totally lost in an ancient and at times terrifyingly brutal world. Aridela, the heroine, is a brave, strong woman with a sense of purpose and mission and yet a tender, loving woman also. She and all the other characters are very real people, they leap to life through these pages. I love them all, feel I know them.

There are some truly moving and exquisitely written passages, scenes and ideas in this book. The author describes vividly and brilliantly a cataclysmic period of change in which the passive, gentle. tribal, matriarchal society of ancient days gave way to the brutal, war-faring rise of the outgoing, masculine patriarchy. The first sacrificed the individual for the good of the whole, the latter sacrificed the whole for the power and rise of the individual. Lochlan charts this change and its enslaving, degrading effect upon womankind as representatives of the Great Feminine, (whom she names Athena, a primal goddess, not the one later to be sujugated by the new masculine gods of the Greeks) She sees women no longer revered for their divine, cthonic powers but forced to be no more than slaves and vessels for the seed of men. In contrast we see the sheer naked power of Mother Earth herself, rising as if in a fury of volcanic, deluging madness - yet in truth merely fulfilling her own immutable laws regardless of the human beings clinging to her surface or the effects her unstoppable power will have on the course of civilisations.

There is such depth and power to these books. I feel they will become classics.
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Wow! Talk about an action-packed book.

The follow-up to The Year-God's Daughter, The Thinara King starts with a bang...literally...as the volcanic island of Thera erupts. Was this a natural disaster, or have Aridela and Chrysaleon done something to anger the goddess Athene? The uncertainties and the adventure continue as the Kaphtor royal family struggles to hold their fragmented population together, and to rebuild what was lost. With Kaphtor weakened, the rich and powerful island is ripe for the plucking -- not by Idomeneus, the father of Chrysaleon and Menoetius, but by a much crueler and more sinister enemy.

The reader is carried along on a rush of action that will satisfy even the most easily bored reader. Lochlann doesn't shirk from subjecting her cast of well-drawn characters to a list of atrocities and surprise deaths that would make George R. R. Martin proud. Her depiction of ancient Crete, a place ruled by superstition and religious fervor, is entirely believable as historical fiction. This book lacks (only slightly) the lovely poetic prose, the sensual description found in The Year-God's Daughter, but it more than makes up with its nonstop intrigue and tension.

I with-held one star for two reasons. Themiste's repetition of prophecy occasionally felt like my hand was being held -- like I, the reader, was being carefully reminded of important events. Lochlann's writing and world-building are more than ample on their own to keep a reader fully engaged; the exposition wasn't necessary, but may have been with a less competent writer at the helm. In places it felt as if Lochlann didn't fully trust her own skill as a writer, when she certainly has nothing to fear in that regard.

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the whole series of these books casts a more realistic view of the myths of ancient Crete combined with actual historical events of the time. All of which make for a fascinating tale of a colorful and chilling culture of these times. i think the author did quite well with character development. i know i couldn't read eack book fast enough!
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I can't help but draw similarities between "The Troy Game" series by Sara Douglass. Both deal with the Labyrinth and the mistress of the Labyrinth. The character of Ariadne and Asterion appears in both books. The importance of female heirs and women of power are in both books. "The Troy Game" was written in 2003-2005. These books came later than the Sara Douglass books. I believe I was drawn to this series because of the other series just to see if Lochlann's treatment of similar characters was different. I can't really claim much of a difference. The series is a fast read as the books were very short. I would recommend to anyone who read this series and would like something a bit meatier to try "The Troy Game". Each book of that series is about 600 pages.
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I bought and read The Thinara King after reading the The Year-God's Daughter, Book 1 of The Child of the Erinyes series. These books feature world building at its best.

This book continues Aridela's story. Again, Rebecca Lochlann shows her research and writing abilities. Fantastic.

It's not easy for Aridela with her belief that the goddess, Athene, watches her every move while she faces life-changing challenges both politically and in love. With Athene buckling the earth and destroying Aridela's island, emotional and physical agony, death and war, she grows into a great character. The book is a real page-turner and while you devour the story, you might shed a tear or two but don't let that sway you from journeying into the world of ancient Crete.

I am now going to live in the world of the third book in the Child of Erinyes series In the Moon of Asterion.
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