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The Year-God's Daughter (Child of the Erinyes) Paperback – November 10, 2011
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"Full of historical flavour, mystery and imagery. You can hear the crowds, taste the dust, feel the gore of the bull's horns. Wonderful, lyrical prose, worthy of ancient Greek myth." Cas Peace, author of King's Envoy, published by Rhemalda Publishing
"You have translated words, ideas, poetry, character, myth into an alchemic wonder, a dazzling novel of the ancient world, and are a fit heir to the great mantle of such writers as Mary Renault, Scott O'Dell and Robert Graves, and even, dare I say it, the goddess herself." M.M. Bennetts, author of May, 1812 and Of Honest Fame: Diiarts.
"A difficult subject risen to with an imagination at the height of its powers. I have a vivid memory of my trip to Mycenae and you gave back to those broken stones all their lost life and colour." Violet Wells, author of Ponte Santa Trinita and Burnt Ochre
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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Top Customer Reviews
The author is easily one of the best writers I have ever read. Period. She has brought Crete and the Mycenean Greeks to life in a brilliant manner. The writing is lush, and the world is extremely believable.
However, the more I read, the more I hate the main characters. Menoetius is an emotional coward. He knows what he needs to do, but doesn't have the courage to do it. Chrysaleon has no redeeming qualities. He's a bully, rapist and a general piece of ****. Aridela is a spoiled little girl who forgets far too easily. Though, at least you can argue that she's being magically influenced. The minor characters are much more decent, Selene and the Minos especially standing out.
So, I averaged wonderful writing and truly unlikable characters to a 3 star rating. Tack on 8 additional books that apparently take us to the modern world, and the hint that Chrysaleon and Aridela are the lovers throughout time, and I just can't put myself through continuing. I would happily read anything else in the time setting, but just not these characters.
I picked it up when it was free. Just under 5,600 locations long.
The story will entice you--a life-and-death struggle for power and love and the torment of wanting and not having. These are universal tribulations that Lochlann explores here, and despite the distance of time and page, the reader will find their own desires and longings reflecting back at them through the beautiful words that Lochlann weaves.
I'd highly recommend this novel to anyone who adores mythology, coming-of-age stories, and historicals. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.
There is plenty to like and plenty to keep one fascinated to the very end. Passion, love, ancient rituals, and a world that truly comes alive every time you turn a page. I love stories of the ancient world, and this definitely hits the mark with a roaring good tale. Definitely recommended. A great read and the best part is that it is the first book of The Child of the Erinyes series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's seemingly rare to find original story these days, but Lochlann has done it here with her work, "The Year-Good's Daughter. Read morePublished 12 months ago by mavaldellon
A remarkable history lesson. The war between patriarchal and matriarchal society's. The characters are well defined, the history is absolutely remarkable the result of immaculate... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. I've always been interested in mythology, as far back as grade school. The story was incredibly engrossing, and I can't wait to read the rest of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Janice Wood
I don't know a lot about ancient history, but the author seems comfortable with the world she has created. Read morePublished 17 months ago by JW
Reading this work was a struggle. The characters and the sequence of events were somewhat unbelievable. Lachlan may be a good researcher, but she can improve as a storyteller.Published 19 months ago by Jim Barentine
Well written and researched. Engaging story line. As an anthropologist, I really love Ancient History stories that have depth and meaning. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jimi C. Phillips