Medea by Kerry Greenwood
A Delphic Woman Novel (Delphic Women)

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...an enthralling, sensual, tragic tale packed with historical detail.
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We know Medea killed her children…. Or do we?
In Medea, the first novel in her Delphic Woman series, Kerry Greenwood breathes fresh life into the age of heroes and rescues a woman wronged by ancient playwrights and history.
Princess Medea’s destiny is bound up with passion, quests, power, murder, voyages, prophecies, and broken oaths. As priestess of Hekate—the Dark Mother, Queen of the Lost, Lady of Changes—Medea protects the sacred grove holding the Golden Fleece and bones of an old king. Jason arrives determined to acquire both and rule the land.
The king sets up challenges which Jason must conquer to earn the throne. But Jason’s gentian blue eyes and hair bright as gold thread obsess Medea—“here is love, here is joy”—compelling her to help him master wild bulls and lure the great serpent guarding the fleece into sleep. Then the king breaks his word and seeks to kill the two, who escape together.
Through Medea’s royal line, Jason becomes king of Corinth, swearing always to love his wife and queen. But his allegiance is fleeting. Not even their four children can save their union. Medea has sacrificed home, family, goddess, and innocence for the “melting, fiery loving” she feels for him.
What comes next? The answer lies in this compelling story of tragedy, vengeance, exile, grief, change, and an oracle’s response to one returning to worship the dark after having fallen in love with the light.
 

About Kerry Greenwood

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Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates’ Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.
 
Published May 30, 2013 by Poisoned Pen Press. 447 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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...an enthralling, sensual, tragic tale packed with historical detail.

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