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Epic of Glenda Mesh, The

Publisher: Independently Published
Book type: Novel
Age: Adult
Genre: Drama
Sub Genre: Coming of Age · Crime · LGBT · Mystery · New Adult · Retelling · Romance · Suspense · Thriller
Language: English
Key Phrases: enemies to lovers · genre blending · rivals to friends · slow burn · villain to hero
Spice Level:

The spice rating is in regards to the type of sexual content within the book. Below is a helpful guide (courtesy of Georgia C Leigh)

1= YA romantic, making out, MAYBE a closed door.
2= some on page foreplay and nudity but mostly fade to black.
3= open door, on page vanilla sex.
4= on page sex – hot or with kink.
5= erotica.

“Teenage enemies become friends who face relentless hurdles in this modern-day take on the classic poem ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ from ancient Mesopotamia… A worthy literary remake and a superb tale of companionship.”
– Kirkus Reviews
For Glenda Mesh, being the villain was easy… being the hero is hard.

A modern retelling of “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” written in 2100 BC.

Glenda Mesh is a badass junior in high school who rules the modern-day city of Babylon like a monster because her parents are rich and she doesn’t care about anyone but herself. Who dares to stop her when she’s also the best track and field star in the country? No one, that’s who.

Until one day a red-headed orphan girl named Enkidu comes into town with a sad backstory and a grudge against tyrants like Glenda. When Glenda faces the reality that she’s become the villain in her own story, and sees the horrid legacy she’ll be leaving behind, she strives to change for the better. However, the only person willing to help her might be her new biggest rival.

In what she frames as a “Hero’s Quest,” Glenda will boldly take on the city of Babylon’s most heinous criminal in history. But when you’re chasing down a psychopath that even the cops are avoiding, it might be a sign that she’s getting in over her head. Chances are, it’ll only get worse from there.

Being a villain is easy. Being a hero is hard.

How will Glenda overcome a madman, a drug lord, a stalker, and an angry bull, and still live to see the end of her junior year? Glenda Mesh will be tested in every way possible. It will be dangerous. It will be challenging. It will be epic.

Read THE EPIC OF GLENDA MESH to discover Glenda’s fate. Will her Hero’s Quest end with her achieving a legacy to be proud of, or will her heroic endeavors send her to an early grave?

You’ll enjoy this book if you like: coming of age stories, gritty narratives, harrowing situations, family struggles, and complicated relationships, with ancient themes of finding purpose, overcoming challenges, handling grief, understanding love, and the want for immortality.

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