Book Of The Day – The Year-god’s Daughter

by Greg on October 3, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Historical Fantasy by Rebecca Lochlann. The Year-god’s Daughter has a very impressive 4.9 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $1!

“Evocative, colorful, mysterious, magical….are but a few of the words I could use to describe ‘The Year-God’s Daughter’. It had me from the very first page. The characters felt like real-life people, the places described (be that palaces or caves)felt like I’d already visited them, the story unraveled at just the right pace and the writing was good, even and masterful.” FT – Amazon Reviewer



The Year-god’s Daughter
by Rebecca Lochlann
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Price: $2.99 save $1

 

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Step into the Bronze Age. . . .

Crete: A place of magic, of mystery, where violence and sacrifice meet courage and hope.

Aridela: Wrapped in legend, beloved of the people. An extraordinary woman who dances with bulls.

The north wind brings a swift ship and two brothers who plot Crete’s overthrow. Desire for this woman will propel their long rivalry into hatred so murderous it hurtles all three into an unimaginable future, and sparks the immortal rage of the Erinyes.

A woman of keen instinct and unshakeable loyalty. A proud warrior prince and his wounded half-brother. Glory, passion, treachery and conspiracy on the grandest scale.

What seems the end is only the beginning.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

*It isn’t often one reads a book these days that totally enthralls one with its powerful description, its sense of being in a bygone and yet oddly familiar age. It seems familiar because Rebecca Lochlan’s extensive and intensive research and her vivid pictorial imagination has brought to life the period of the Minoan civilization as if she had truly been alive then. I take my hat off to Rebecca. She lives and breathes her period and it feels incredibly real.

*******

From the first chapter, The Year-god’s Daughter blew me away. Lochlann’s vivid attention to detail, extensive research, and striking writing style all move to invoke in the reader a visceral and emotional response to the characters’ desires, successes and failures. This is a rich, sensual world the reader stumbles into. It’s like stepping through the veil of time to discover a people and a culture that feel so familiar they could be your ancient ancestors. I’d highly recommend this novel to anyone who adores mythology, coming-of-age stories, and historicals. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.

*******

This is a well-researched novel but, even if you aren’t familiar with the myths and mythologies of Ancient Greece, you will be enthralled by this very human story.

*******

It’s one thing to study a time in ancient history, but clearly another to become so absorbed in that time it morphs into your reality. The Year-god’s Daughter is able to accomplish just that. Lochlann’s lyrical prose and her meticulous attention to historical detail, set the stage for not only an entertaining read, but a journey into a matriarchal culture with mystical, supernatural, and shocking customs. Once you read “The Year-god’s Daughter”, you will never forget it.

*******

This book is beautiful and lyrical. It is quite an achievement: an historical novel with all the mythic wonder of the best fantasy. The narrative is richly textured, breathing vitality and passion into the characters and the ancient world they inhabit. Once read, it will be difficult to look upon the ruins of Crete without hearing the breath of this drama.

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About The Author


While growing up, Rebecca Lochlann began envisioning an epic story, a new kind of myth, one built upon the foundation of the Greek classics and continuing through the centuries right up into the present and future.

This has become her life’s work, although she didn’t exactly intend it to be that way when she started.

“The Child of the Erinyes” series is mythic fantasy fiction, “Loads of testosterone, slaughter, and crazy magic” (with a love story, of course.)

Her biggest writing influences might be Patricia A. McKillip, Anita Diamant, Peter S. Beagle, Anne Rice, and Yevgeny Zamyatin, to name a few.

It took about fifteen years to research the Bronze Age segments of the series, and encompassed rare historical documents, mythology, archaeology, ancient writing, ancient religions, and vulcanology.

“The Year-god’s Daughter” is her first novel: Book One of “The Child of the Erinyes” Series. “The Thinara King” has just been released in both digital and paperback forms. Book three, “In the Moon of Asterion,” is undergoing its final edit and polish, and doesn’t have a firm publish date yet: soon, however! All of Rebecca’s books will be published in paperback and eBook forms.

Rebecca has always believed that certain rare individuals, either blessed or tortured, voluntarily or involuntarily, are woven by fate or the Immortals into the labyrinth of time, and that deities sometimes speak to us through dreams and visions, gently prompting us to tell their lost stories.

Who knows? It could make a difference.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Rebecca Lochlann and ENT appreciate it.

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