Thursday, June 13, 2013

Athine: Daughter of Ares

Athine:  Daughter of Ares

Name:  Athine Daughter of Ares

Hair Color:  Red with raven streaks

Eye Color:  Deep Green

Height:  Smaller than a castle, but bigger than a breadbox.

Lineage:  Granddaughter of Odin, Morrigan, Zeus, and Nike.  Daughter of Raelin and Ares.  Mother to Isis.  She has a half-sister named Harmonia.

Skills:  Master of many weapons and a special magic called Sh’cersay.  Her weapons often have names and sometimes possess either a sentient being or magical abilities of their own.  Through her studies of the N’Loron, she has learned how to use her magic to heal, destroy, and control the very weather of her realm.        

Personality:  She is very strong willed and hates being thought of as “incapable” or the “underdog”.  She usually surprises her foes with just how much power she can command, even her own grandfather Zeus has been taken aback by her powers.  She is loyal and has a strong sense of duty to the realm and its people.  At one point she was even ready to lay down her life to make the N’Loron stronger.  She also has a very short temper true to both of her parent’s lineage.  She is nothing short of an iron clad ruler. 

Love Life:  Like a good leader, her love life is often very secret and shrouded in shadows.  We do know that she has had at least one torrid affair with the father of her daughter Isis.  His name is mentioned to be Licenth and he is from the underwater realm of Sundirrasya.    

Enemies:  Nikeda is her mortal enemy and she will not rest until she is able to permanently destroy her. 

Verses of Athine
The Daughter of Ares Chronicles
Shannon McRoberts

Genre:  Fantasy

Publisher:  Obsidian Poet Press

Date of Publication: April 2013

ISBN:  978-1483934112
ISBN:  9781301957460

Number of pages:  358
Word Count:  97,100

Cover Artist:  Shannon McRoberts

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Book Description:

Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window....

Do you have any idea what Zeus, Odin, Pandora's Box, Atlantis, Machu Picchu, Hera, Nike, Dragons, Vlad, Clones, and Vampires have in common? Athine does!

Athine is not your ordinary immortal born goddess. Learn of her mysterious origins, learn why Zeus hates her so much, find out where vampires come from, and learn what really happened to the dragons.

The Daughter of Ares Chronicles follows Athine as she uncovers the secrets of her destiny while interacting with key figures from many mythologies.

This printed version contains novellas one through four in one complete edition.

About the Author:

My name is Shannon McRoberts.  I am an independent artist, author, and poet.  I have been self-publishing books of all kinds since 2005.    My first book was a poetry book called Poetry for the Chronically Heart Broken and Depressed.  That book has since been replaced with a more robust collection called Erosion of the Heart.  I am currently working on bringing this book to paper format and expanded distribution through Smashwords.   

My first ever sci-fi book, The Secret of Genetic Corp X, has been compared to Blade Runner.  I am also currently working on having this book brought back to a paper edition.  

My favorite series, The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, features Athine, an immortal born goddess that I created for the series.  In this series, I take mythologies of all kinds and turn them on their ears!  

When I am not working or creating fantasy worlds for my characters to live in I enjoy being lost in MMORPGs, good books, and in the company of my friends and family.  

I currently live in Kentucky with my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter.  


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Unknown said...

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