About the 'Peryton' series, Kathryn Berck says, "This is a unique period in Greek history that no one has written about since Herodotus. Forty years after the Trojan War and four generations after the death of Herakles, his great-great-grandsons have allied with Dorians and other northern tribes to finally take back the empire the hero was robbed of. All that stands in their way is that ancient matricide Orestes, Orestes' only living son, and the rest of the leaders of the Peloponnesian kingdoms who are mostly interested in their own personal survival. The Herakleids seem unstoppable." And then Kathryn smiles.
Kathryn Berck is an anthropologist, a historian, a mythologist, a former US diplomat, and an award-winning poet. She has worked in 44 countries, and changed planes in two or three others. She speaks four languages plus English, and can get coffee and a taxi in a few more.
She divides her time between south central Texas; Mystras, Greece; and the rest of the world, but she grew up in rural Oregon, the daughter of a shipyard machinist and a housewife, and retains those totally down-to-earth roots - not to mention a bit of moss, still, behind one ear.