Belinda Bishop is about to begin her military career. As she recalls her great grandmother’s telling of the legend of her mythical ancestor—Larentina, known as the She Wolf of ancient Sparta, who was the presumed daughter of Zeus— Belinda draws inspiration from a woman who both lived and most likely died by the sword, proved she was equal to men, and represented courage and opportunity for all women.
As the daughter of a royal family, Larentina’s epic journey begins in fifth century BC, in the land of Sparta. Throughout Larentina’s life’s journey, she uncovers the mysteries of her heritage, her surroundings, and her abilities to affect the future and the world around her. As she grows from a strong and mysterious child into a sensual and independent woman, Larentina inspires the women around her to see no limits on their abilities and on their power to influence others. As Belinda learns the ways that Larentina exposes the hypocrisy of a tyrannical political and religious system, she must decide how to make positive changes in her own flawed world.
Larentina is an unforgettable mythical tale of bravery, strength, and the willingness to sacrifice everything for ideals, honor, and family.
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Published January 13, 2011
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.