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Epic of Helinthia

Book 1

Publisher: Muse and Quill Press
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel
Age: Adult
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Sub Genre: Action · Adventure · Alternate History · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Mythical Creatures · Mythology
Language: English
Key Phrases: ancient greek fantasy · ancient greek gods · ancient greek women · classical greece · Greek Mythology · original greek epic · set in ancient greece
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.

“An exquisitely written novel that transports the reader back to ancient times, featuring battle, escape, sensuality, all entangled in a brilliantly paced narrative.”
– Nick Davies, author of El Flamingo
Five heroes embark on a quest to appease the gods and save their island from famine and turmoil!

When a madman seized the throne, the gods on Olympus fell silent, and the island of Helinthia withered into decay…

Dargos is sure these events are no coincidence and convinces Kelric and Gadnor to join him in a rebellion against the king, hoping to incur favor with the gods and restore prosperity to their ravaged lands. Confident of their purpose, they embark on a journey to rally support for war, leaving Dargos’ sister Gonivein safe behind the walls of Shallinath. But the king’s spies have been watching-waiting for the right moment to strike and make them an example for their treasonous ideas.

Turmoil follows their footsteps, and they’re confronted with the terrifying truth that not all who dwell on Olympus want the island to recover, and some will stop at nothing to ensure Helinthia spirals deeper into chaos.

Just when all hope seems lost, one emerges with a dark secret that could bring peace to the island, but at what cost?

Fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe and Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne will delight in this original epic fantasy as they are transported to a vivid world of myth and majesty, danger and deception, to experience the wrath of both gods and men. Imbued with the essence of Homer’s epic, the Iliad, MJ Pankey’s gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines come alive in all of their flawed complexities to deliver a page-turning narrative that will keep readers on the edge of their seat ’til the very end.

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