In the beginning…

For my next series, I’ll be delving into the world of the Minoans but before I get into this amazing civilisation I’d like to explain why. Many of you following my blog would know back in May, I published a novel called Search for the Golden Serpent. One reviewer wrote:

“This is a tale of a modern-day hero’s adventure through time travel and to ancient sites such as Atlantis, Thebes and Pylos.” Linnea Tanner

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Phaedra – Poor Little Princess

A little background about Phaedra and her family:

She came from a powerful, royal family. Her father was King Minos once ruler of Krete. It was the king’s name Sir Arthur Evans (British archaeologist who discovered the palace of Knossos) had given to the pre-Greek civilisation on the island—the Minoans. There is evidence to suggest it was these same people who gave rise to Plato’s story about Atlantis and Santorini (Thera) was the island the philosopher wrote about.

Phaedra was one of seven children. Her sister Ariadne was renown in Greek mythology as she was the one who helped Theseus find his way out of the labyrinth: Theseus and the Minotaur legend. They lived a privileged life on Krete and the palace, which was an engineering and architectural accomplishment, signified the supremacy of the Kretans. It was a thalassocracy—a sea power—and a wall frieze discovered at the site of Akrotiri on Santorini, illustrated the coming and going of fleets.

Flotilla Miniature Frieze

Flotilla Miniature Frieze

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Doubly Blessed, 5 Star Reviews

Do you ever stop and think about all the work you do is starting to pay off? It has been a slow and gradual growth. Though nothing happens unless you work hard and long hours. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a long, and I mean long way to go just yet before I see the fruits of my labour.

I have been doubly blessed by the amazing reviews written by Scott Whitmore Things That Cross My Mind and Carrie Slager The Mad Reviewer. These reviewers are amazing and extremely busy people and I for one, am grateful to them. It takes time not only to read stories but also to sit and write reviews. I am just branching out in writing reviews and it is not easy.

The Loves of the Gods by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)

The Loves of the Gods
by Annibale Carracci

I asked Carrie and Scott to read my latest short story A Goddess’ Curse in exchange for a copy of my story. You can read their reviews by visiting their sites. 

I would also like to take the time to thank Nicole McManus Ariesgrl Book Reviews. She read and reviewed Aphrodite’s Curse and posted a fantastic review.

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